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CTC – Challenge rides

Details of this year’s Challenge Rides, the only sportive events to raise
money to improve cycling for all, have been announced by CTC – the
UK’s national cyclists’ organisation.

The David Duffield Challenge (3rd June in Corsham, near Bath), the Ron Kitching
Challenge (23rd June, York) and the Phil & Friends Challenge (12th August,
Peak District) offer a range of distances from family routes to 100km or 150km
and raise vital funds for the campaigning work of CTC Charitable Trust.

Challenge Rides co-ordinator, Matt Mallinder, said: “These rides aren’t
just challenging sportives in their own right; they make possible work like
this year’s successful battle to clear the name of convicted cyclist Daniel

David Duffield Challenge
– June 3
TV commentator David Duffield hosts this ride on his favourite new routes around
Wiltshire. The day includes an invitation for tea at the home of Alex Moulton.

Ron Kitching Challenge – June 23
Taking its name from one of the UK’s most prominent and colourful cyclists,
these rides include some of Ron’s favourite routes over the North Yorkshire
Moors. The route across the Howardian Hills and the North Yorks Moors both tease
and reward with a couple of 16% climbs – includes the option of The Chimney;
a genuine 33% climb.

Phil & Friends Challenge – August 12
Named after the TV cycling commentator and former CTC president the classic
150km route with over 2600m of climbing establishes the ride as the UK’s Etape.
A choice of tough but rewarding routes over the Peak District climbs of Holme
Moss and Winnats Pass treat riders to some spectacular scenery.

Entry to the rides, which are way-marked, costs £12.50 for CTC members
and £15.00 for non-members. All participants will receive certificates,
and special event merchandise will also be available. For an entry form, sponsorship
form, or for more details visit ctc.org.uk/challengerides
or email [email protected]

This year’s challenges are supported by www.cycling.tv


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