RIDE WITH THE WINNER OF THE OLYMPIC MENS TIME TRIAL AND THIS YEAR'S EDITION OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE
Now here's an offer that doesn't come up very often - your chance to ride with quadruple Olympic Gold medallist, CBE and more recently of course, the first ever Briton to win the Tour de France and winner of the gold medal in the London Olympic Time Trial. Yes, you too, dear Wheelsuckers, can follow in the slipstream of Cav, Cadel and Francesco and ride with Bradley Wiggins CBE through the wonderful and spectacularly beautiful scenery of Lancashire this August..
This new event has been specially organised to celebrate the launch of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation which aims to encourage participation in cycling. I am told by the Foundation that entries are coming in all the time and that it is 'over half full' already, so don't hang about or you'll miss this fantastic opportunity! Full details below - as of 1 August places ARE still available!
The Ride with Brad Sportive, Sunday August 19th 2012
"Come and join me on a challenging ride through the stunning Lancashire countryside and experience the roads and climbs I regularly train on. This brand new event has been specially organised to help celebrate the launch of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation. I look forward to welcoming you all and riding alongside many of you on what will be a special day for all the family."
Come and join Bradley Wiggins on a challenging ride through the stunning Lancashire countryside and experience the roads and climbs he regularly trains on. This brand new event has been specially organised to help celebrate the launch of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation. We look forward to welcoming you all on what will be a special day for all the family.
You will certainly be in in for a cycling treat as the Sportive explores one of the most scenic and low traffic areas in England. Both Sportive routes (160Km or 100Km) will take you on a tour of Lancashire’s most outstanding natural beauty spots. This includes the Forest of Bowland where you will pass through picturesque villages and farmland of the Ribble Valley, before climbing onto remote open moorland where you will be greeted with stunning views and a silence broken only by your exertions.
On the 160km route you will conquer many challenging climbs and descents that have featured in the Tour of Lancashire, the Tour of Britain and the National Road Race Championships. Renowned climbs such as Waddington Fell, Trough of Bowland, Nick o’ Pendle and Longridge Fell form the breath-taking backdrop to this challenging route. The route has a heritage to match the riders who have raced on its roads in years gone by and who train on it to this day.
The shorter 100km route misses out the northern moorland loop around the Trough of Bowland but still includes Barley Fell, Waddington Fell, Longridge Fell and the Nick o’ Pendle. A shorter challenge but you still get plenty of fantastic scenery and the chance to ride with Brad too.
There will be plenty of opportunities to refuel at a number of Feed Stations along the way provided by our partners Gatorade and CNP. The route will be fully signed and marshalled, mobile and static mechanics are provided by our partner Wiggle who will be on hand to help should any problem occur. All this support and event management means you can safely enjoy the ride and scenery alongside supporting the Bradley Wiggins Foundation.
Can you catch him? No one in France could - this might be the only view you see of Brad on the day!
Map My Tracks are the event GPS Tracking and Timing partner and they will be supporting a special timed challenge on the big climbs, something for you specialist climbers to relish.
Both routes start and finish at Victory Park in Barnoldswick, Lancashire. There will be an Event Village featuring many of our partners along with entertainment and displays.
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