About 500 riders, including Garmin users, journalists, and team supporters rolled out last Friday (Sept 7) for a ride through the New Forest with five members of the Garmin-Sharp WorldTour team.
Sprint king, Tyler Farrar, and Sep Vanmarke, who pipped Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) to win the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad semi-Classic earlier this year, were among the professional riders who rode alongside the keen amateurs.
Other attractions included a question and answer session with the team, which included Nathan Haas, Jacob Rathe, Lachlan Morton, and Steele Von Hoff, and a talk given by Cervelo founder, Phil White.
How it’s supposed to be done: immaculate, matching kit, and a casual attitude
Neutral service was supplied by Mavic in best Tour tradition
Lucky fans, Garmin users, and journalists were invited to sample the New Forest scenery with members of the Garmin-Sharp Tour of Britain squad
About 500 riders were invited and set off in staggered groups
Members of Garmin-Sharp took questions from the guests before the ride