This cyclosportive is to be held on August 20 in LondonDerry, N Ireland. A challenging
107 mile ride takes in the climbs of Mamore Gap, Knockamenny Bends, Malin
Head (most northernly point in Ireland) and the ultimate..Kinnagoe Bay.
Entries can be made on the day at 0800 at the Sports Complex, Buncran Road,
Londonderry or through the web site…
The “Spud” Riley Memorial ride 2006
The 2006 ride is on Sunday September 3rd over the usual Peak District, Dovedale area route [sounds painful!]. Entries again limited to 500 with a fee of £15 on the official entry form and entry is now open.
The event H.Q at Woodford Memorial Community Centre, Woodford, Bramhall, Cheshire (situated on the A5102 between Bramhall and Wilmslow) as previously and will be run on the same basis with 2 feeding stations, fully signed route, ample safe free car parking and individual timing. Finishing times for all riders will be posted on this site after the event. Start will be between 8:00am and 9:00am.
The event is organised for charity and all sums raised go to the Christie Hospital in South Manchester. Christie’s is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development – www.christie.nhs.uk.
The 2005 rides were a huge success with 522 entries for the Polka Dot and 290 for the “Spud” ride. The 2005 ride raised £7,115.00 from the entry fees and donations Our total raised for the 3 years we’ve been running these rides is now £18,300.00.
For entry details and contacts go to www.polkadotchallenge.co.uk
This just in from RCUK reader James Harrison:
I can recommend the Ronde Picarde [09.09.06] – it’s at Abbeville in Northern France, just 2 hours from the Channel Tunnel so ideal for anyone in the South of England. There are 3 routes which run through rolling forests, fields, small villages and along the coast. The views are spectacular, the organisation is excellent with feeding stations along the way. It’s an ideal first French Cyclosportive.
For entry details and contacts go to www.sportcommunication.com
If you know of any other rides that need a mention please e-mail us with brief details and we’ll post a story. Check the links at the bottom of this story too, to other sportive rides coming soon…