Ride The GSD Giant And Win A Road Bike Worth £1800
by Henry Peacock
A Hampshire based charity is offering cyclists the chance to win a Giant carbon fibre road bike worth £1800 when they take part in the Gentle South Downs Giant Cyclosportive on Sunday 2nd September.
This new charity sportive, around the picturesque lanes of West Sussex and Hampshire, takes place on Sunday 2nd September 2012 and will start and finish at the magnificent Goodwood Racecourse in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Participants can choose between 3 distances: The Giant is 104 miles with long challenging climbs for the serious cyclist; the Spirit is 76 miles and the Demon 44 miles. Full support and back-up will be provided by UK Cycling Events whichever route is chosen. Those raising a minimum of £50 for the charity will be entered into the prize draw for the Giant Defy (men) or Avail (women) Composite 1 road bike.
The Quiet Roads
The charity’s Development Director and keen cyclist Allan Muir says: “The route circumnavigates the South Downs between Petworth in the east and the Meon Valley in the west; passing through some of the prettiest villages and hamlets the South of England has to offer, including my home-village of Buriton. We’ll cycle by green rolling pastures, ancient woodlands, river valleys and wetlands all within the recently designated South Downs National Park. Climbs include Harting Down, Butser Hill, Old Winchester Hill and Goodwood’s Kennel Hill it also includes an 80kph (50mph) descent before a sharp left-hand turn at Duncton for those who dare. Riders will experience an exhilarating and challenging sportive and will be helped to recuperate afterwards with hot food and refreshments”.
About Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD):
As you train for your sportive, carb-loading to pack your body with glycogen, give a little thought to those infants, children and adults who have considerable stores of glycogen in their liver and muscles, and yet such exercise would be painful, damaging or even life-threatening. Each of the known glycogen storage diseases (GSDs) gives rise to symptoms ranging from mild exercise intolerance through to premature heart, liver or kidney failure. The AGSD-UK supports families and individuals living with GSD; they hold workshops and events to help patients understand their condition and learn to manage their complex dietary, exercise and medical needs. They also supply information about the latest therapeutic advances through websites and newsletters.
For more information about the event or the AGSD-UK please email: Giant@agsd.org.uk
Gentle South Downs Giant
- 02/09/2012 - Goodwood, West Sussex
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