After a wet and soggy ride in the 2nd “Ride London” event last weekend we’ve been busy completing the final route write ups for the forth coming Deloitte “Ride across Britain” and we’re currently packing the vans in order to help run this weekends Blenheim Sportive.
Next weekend see’s our own Severn Bridge Sportive now in it’s 5th year and accompanying family fun day at the Castle Combe motor racing circuit. The event is proud to have as a charity partner “Help for Heroes” and great support from Chain Reaction Cycles and High5 sports nutrition.
Entries are coming in thick and fast for what is a great friendly ride with all the usual ACC high standard of event delivery.
The routes take in the crossing of the iconic Severn Bridge prior to a stop at the Bulwark community centre before the 100 mile route takes in the famous Wentwood climb prior to a great descent into Usk and then the climb of Star Hill prior to another magnificent descent back to the same feed station in Bulwark. Both routes then have the Hawkesbury Upton climb before returning to the finish at the motor racing circuit to join the rest of the family riding laps of the circuit.
Enter at http://www.severnbridgesportive.co.uk/
Look forward to seeing you there.
Andy & Jacqui
We’ve had a very busy month supporting many events across the country. These include both Help for Heroes and Bike Bath. Plus, we’ve ridden the first few stages of the Tour route in Yorkshire – twice!
Right now, we are turning our attention to finalising details for the Severn Bridge Sportive on the 24th of August. This year the Sportive runs in conjunction with a Family Cycling Day at North Wiltshire’s Castle Combe Circuit.
We are pleased to announce that our sponsor for this year is Chain Reaction Cycles with our Charity Partner being Help for Heroes.
Following much positive feedback, we’ve decided to keep the routes exactly as last year for both the 100k and 100 mile options for the Sportive.
Each route will be comprehensively signed, with well stocked feed stations, motorcycle outrider support and First Aid Cover from MediBikes.
Mechanical support will be provided on the day both at the start and at the shared feed station and there will also be a support car out on the road.
The Family Cycling Day will include a circuit lap challenge and also British Cycling Go-Ride agility skills for all ages – just turn up on the day and give it a go!
Places for the Sportive are disappearing fast so visit www.severbridgesportive.co.uk to sign on!
Back home in the UK after another successful Bike Camp to Mallorca. Over 100 happy clients thanks to the support of a number of key people: Club Pollentia resort, ICE id, High5 nutrition products, Verve Cycling and of course our fabulous team of ride leaders and support team. Richard, Ian, Tony, Bob, Claire and Paul. Entertainment managers Bob and Molly, “meet & greet” manager Kirsty and last but by no means least, support vehicle driver, mechanic and official photographer Mark……!
What an incredible experience this last week has been riding with the heroine that is, Davina McCall. It was an honour and a privilege to have been involved and share some amazing experiences riding in some of the most atrocious conditions that I have ever experienced on a bike. The cycling was hard enough but to contemplate climbing Scafell, running over Kinder Scout and of course the swim of Lake Windermere and finish the hole thing off with a marathon into the centre of London…….! Please do donate to Sport Relief who continue to do amazing work for those less fortunate than most of us.
Friday afternoon just before crossing the Millennium Bridge