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The Fred Cowley – Gizmondo GP

The Fred Cowley Gizmondo Grand Prix is an international standard event which features a town centre finish, rolling road closures and motor cycle escort over a newly devised 170 km route. The event is being hosted in Cranleigh, Surrey on Sunday 10th April 2005 start time 11.00am. Team DFL, Recycling.co.uk/MG XPOWER/Litespeed and numerous other leading teams have confirmed riders for the event. The course takes in a varied rolling route and culminates with a finishing circuit which includes two ascents of a leg breaking 1:5 climb. For entry details see the British Cycling website www.britishcycling.org.uk

The road race is being run in conjunction with a mass participation charity ride in the style of the Etape du Tour. This event is endorsed by The British Heart Foundation and all proceeds directly benefit the charity. The event covers a 15 mile fun ride or a more challenging 45 miles for the experienced cyclists to tackle.

This event will also start and finish in Cranleigh high street. “The Surrey Challenge” offers the opportunity for recreational and racing cyclists to ride through the Surrey hills in a safe and controlled environment, benefit a recognised national charity and to spectate at the finale of the Fred Cowley Gizmondo GP. A free Shimano service centre is available for a bike check and a cycling goody bag will be provided to all entrants. The start time for this event is 11.30 am. Further information and online entry can be made at www.bhf.org.uk or free phone 0808 100 2109. Entry fee £10.00 (minimum age for registration 12 years). Car parking available.

The British Cycling Go-Ride scheme will also be available on the day for youths to participate in a series of cycling skills and challenges. This event is provided off road and allows children from 6-16 years to learn new skills in a fun and safe way.

To learn more visit www.go-ride.org.uk

For further information about the Fred Cowley Gizmondo GP send an email to russellclarke7@hotmail.com

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