The Evans Cycles Ride It! events comprise a series of organised road and off-road rides that are designed to take the hassle out of your weekend riding. The rides are non-competitive with an emphasis on riding with other riders in new areas and sampling some of the best cycling the UK has to offer.
“The format works really well. Even during the cooler winter series up to 300 mountain bikers were turning up to take in some thrilling descents and do battle with the mud,” says Event Manager Dean Stacey. “But summer is the time when riders head out in their droves. For those that want to broaden their riding horizons, ride in new areas, meet new people and not worry about the hassle of organising a thing then Ride It! is the perfect option.”
For those riders that are using GPS the Ride It! team also publish GPX files to download and help with navigation. “Routes can be downloaded from our blog site evanscyclesrideit.blogspot.com where riders can also find out last minute info on the events as well,” says Stacey.
Venues and dates as follows:
– 28 February/1 March – Woking
– 21/22 March – Milton Keynes
– 28/29 March – North London
– 18/19 April – Gateshead
– 30/31 May – Brighton
– 13/14 June – Stokenchurch
– 27/28 June – Peak District
– 4/5 July – Gatwick
– 18/19 July – Thirsk, North York Moors
– 1/2 August – West London
– 15/16 August- Cotswolds
– 22/23 August – Dorking
– 5/6 September – West London
– 12/13 September – TBA
– 26/27 September- Lake District
– 10/11 October – Nottingham
– 24/25 October – Cliddesden, Hampshire
As well as offering rides, there’ll also be a large range of demo bikes. ”We’ve got an impressive line up of demo bikes for 2009” says Demo Fleet Manager Rod Zanni. “The range includes top end full sussers from Specialized, Trek, Commencal and Cannondale, plus we’ll be adding some exciting additions to the fleet throughout the year.”
Gore Bike Wear will be at all Ride It! events with their try before you buy service – giving riders the choice of hundreds of Windstopper and GoreTex garments to use on the ride free of charge.
More at www.evanscycles.com