When the Deloitte Ride Across Britain team sent over these pictures, my jaw dropped. The ride looks stunning.
Covering 3 countries, over the course of 9 days and pedalling a total of 969 miles. This has to be the biggest challenge in UK cycling.
Starting on Saturday September 6th 2014 from Lands End in Cornwall, the event draws over 900 attendees.
Event registrations are open now from the website and this sells out every year.
Before the ride starts, you receive a tailored training programme as well as advice. You get access to online tools that help you track your progress and an area where you can chat online with fellow participants.
During the ride, the support is incredible. The entire route is signposted so there are no extra miles from wrong turns. There are chaperone guides that you can chat to along the route and help organise the group. If you wish, you are organised in to groups to enjoy the a peloton style experience (this was my favourite part of the London Revolution).
In the nights there are warm showers, hot dinners and breakfast and tents with inflatable mattresses (which is much appreciated after a long ride!).
Along the way, there are pit stops with snacks, medical support and mechanics.
You can read about Sam’s experience of the ride last year here. Personally, I’ve tried the London Revolution which is organised by the same company and I was thoroughly impressed with how well thought out everything was. This meant I could just get on and enjoy the ride without worrying about anything.
If you are looking for an enjoyable challenge in 2014, then this huge route could be it. The 56,000 feet of climbing is certainly something to brag about when you finish the ride! If you are looking to start off with a smaller challenge, then it is possible to pick a shorter segment to ride.
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