16/06/2013 - Saffron Walden, Essex - Sportive
Welcome to " Ride_101" Walden Velo's first Sportive for 2013
Four Counties, three feed stations*, two wheels and one rider - you!
Covering four Counties and 850 metres of climbing, this Sportive is not for the faint hearted and just shows how many hills there are in and around North West Essex.
We'll direct you through some of the prettiest villages in Essex and Suffolk as you head east towards Long Melford, before turning west through rolling countryside returning towards Saffron Walden.
But don't get too excited yet, because just as you head through the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden, we'll take you out towards some amazing hills, rolling roads and views of the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire borders before a welcome return to Essex with a great set of combinations to finish.
One thing is guaranteed and that is you will not stop pedalling all day!
Time for this event is strictly set to 10 hours maximum.
There are two planned feed stations on route (at approximately thirty & sixty-six miles) and the third* is back at "base" where we reckon that you will have earned that final feed which includes hot food provided by by our hosts - which means great flavour and plenty of it!
This event is also provided with chip timing that will send you a text to your mobile with your ride time when you cross that finish line!
Our unique facility also includes "offroad" safe parking, changing and showering facilities too.
In addition to this, not only should you get a great ride, but you'll be supporting our choosen Charity too, the "Injured Soldiers Fund" for the Soldiers at Carver Barracks.
So come on, challenge yourself and enter so that you when you cross that finish line you can say to yourself, your friends, your family ..
"I did it, I rode that "Ride_101"
This events provides full off road parking, showering and separate changing facilities for men and women. In addition to the the two feed stations, we will providing hot food at the finish.
All returning riders will be given a voucher to use and additional food and drinks can be purchased.
Please find the route map on the following link:-
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