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.

Here are some pictures of the day. To get involved in next year's ride, follow GarminUK on Twitter and Facebook.


Three members of the Garmin-Sharp cycling team in blue jerseys and helmets

How it's supposed to be done: immaculate, matching kit, and a casual attitudeĀ 

A yellow motorbike bearing the legend 'Mavic' in black

Mavic motorbike

Neutral service was supplied by Mavic in best Tour tradition

Cyclists in a line riding through a corner

Garmin rideout

Lucky fans, Garmin users, and journalists were invited to sample the New Forest scenery with members of the Garmin-Sharp Tour of Britain squad

Cyclists in a bunch in close-up

Garmin rideout

About 500 riders were invited and set off in staggered groupsĀ 

Cyclists on a stage taking questions from the crowd

Garmin-Sharp team

Members of Garmin-Sharp took questions from the guests before the ride