Ride It!, the nationwide series of organised sportive road and off-road rides run by Evans Cycles have just kicked off for 2012, and there are plenty of events on offer for road cyclists or mountain bikers of all abilities.
The year-round national series run novice and exert level events side by side, so are a perfect way to dip your toe in the water of competitive cycling. The mountain bike rides take place on Saturday, and the sportive road rides take place on Sunday.
The Ride It! team research riding areas, mark out four routes and provide riders with a Memory Map OS map to assist with navigation – all riders have to do is turn up and ride. As well as offering pre-marked routes (from 12-30 miles for the MTB rides, and 15-90 miles for the road rides), every Ride It! Event includes:
-Fully way marked routes
-FREE High5 energy drinks & Snacks
-Garmin Hire GPS units
-3 or 4 route options
-Free Gore Bike Wear® ‘Try before you Buy’ service
-Onsite catering and free parking
I’ll be heading to the Dorking event on 7th July to give their beginners off-road route a go, only 15 miles, yikes!
If you make it down to one of the events, share with FAF how you got on.