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A New Sportive Announced in the Rolling Chilterns Countryside

by Holly Blades

A new Cyclo-Sportive is being organised in the post-Olympic days in the rolling Chiltern countryside on Sunday September 2nd. The Marlow "Red Kite Ride" offers riders the choice of 100 mile or 50 mile routes through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire with the longer route passing through the Vale of Aylesbury over some of the highest parts of the Chilterns and into the Thames Valley.

The event will start and finish at the Marlow Sports Club on the banks of the River Thames in an area which is a popular tourist attraction.Organisers, the Marlow Riders Cycling Club, are keen to encourage both experienced Sportive riders and relative newcomers to the sport brought by the hoped for British success in the Olympics.


The Vale of Aylesbury

"Cycling For All" is the philosophy of the newly formed Marlow Riders. They are also associated with the Marlow Striders Running Club who have more than 25 years of experience organising events such as the Marlow Duathlon and the Marlow Half Marathon, now rated one of the top 10 half marathons in the country raising over £100,000 for charity.

The Red Kite Ride organisers promise two well sign-posted routes, three feed stations, full timing, ample parking at the start, showers at the finish and GPX routes to download before the event.

Entry is £25 and all net proceeds will go to the charities: Marlow Sports Club and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.

For more details and entry: http://marlowredkiteride.co.uk





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