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Etape Suisse Team Up with the Chiltern Cycling Festivals to Offer Luxury Sportive Hospitality in 2015

by Nick Gregory

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The organisers of the Chiltern Cycling Festivals have teamed up with luxury cycling holiday provider, Etape Suisse, to offer riders the chance to experience their high-end approach to cycling events for the first time in the UK. 

Etape Suisse will be offering the Velo VIP Package at both the GE Chiltern Cycling Festival on July 12th and the Chenies Velo Classique on 31st August. Riders will be able to enjoy two glorious summer days of luxury cycling. These events are a must for all cycling connoisseurs based near the capital, whether you are looking for a 100 mile challenge with some of the toughest climbing in the south east, or a retro inspired route with "Chalk Roads," great company and a fantastic atmosphere. 

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Starting and finishing at two fabulous Country House estates, the events will offer support and hospitality to match the stunning locations. A variety of routes are available offering the unique choice to tailor your riding to suit your goals, whilst Etape Suisse will ensure you get the maximum support, guidance and advice both on and off the bike. The Velo VIP Package aims to add some exclusive "sportive sparkle" to each event with access to all the following benefits: 

  • Complimentary entry to Sportive route of your choice 
  • VIP Parking 
  • Welcome Breakfast 
  • ES+ goody bag 
  • Exclusive ES+ Pro quality cycling jersey 
  • Expert Cycle Fit 
  • Full Mechanical support 
  • Pre ride nutrition and advice 
  • ES+ Priority start
  • Post ride sports massage 
  • Post ride Champagne reception and lunch 
  • Post ride bike valeting

All this for an incredible £120, and with an accommodation package also available you may just want to make a weekend of it.  Etape Suisse Founder, Robert Simpson said: "We're delighted to be providing luxurious VIP packages for the prestigious GE Chiltern Cycling Festival & Chenies Velo Classique series. Our ES+ members gain an automatic VIP entry and are part of a select group of individuals with exclusive access to unrivalled and inspirational luxury cycling events." 

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Coming just weeks before the Etape Suisse Davos event, high in the Alps, ES riders will have a chance to test everything from fitness levels to bike set up, whilst enjoying top notch hospitality alongside the exciting atmosphere of the two events. Each venue will have its very own ES+ marquee, with exclusive access for riders pre and post ride including a recovery area and a post ride champagne reception - the ideal place to share tales from a day's riding in the picturesque but challenging Chilterns.  

With a bike expo, cycling fashion, vintage stalls and a competitive Hill Climb there will be something for all the family. For any riders wanting to make a full weekend of it in the Chilterns, Etape Suisse  are also offering night before accommodation and club socialising packages, based close to the venues just 25 miles north of London. 

Visit the Etape Suisse website where you will find a unique membership opportunity which will bring you two wheeled adventures together with fine dining experiences, VIP invitations and exciting new connections. 

Chiltern Cycling V6 from Paul Turner on Vimeo.

The GE Chiltern Cycling Festival - taking place on 12th July - includes the Amersham Brill Amersham sportive (30, 60 and 100 mile routes) and a full day of cycling action at Penn House estate situated between Amersham and Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. Velo VIP tickets and Entries now open via British Cycling.

On 31st August the Chenies Velo Classique will roll into action with 30, 60 and 100 mile routes - including approximately 6km of "Strada Bianca" chiltern chalk bridleway - all starting and finishing in gorgeous grounds of  Chenies Manor. Velo VIP tickets and Entries now open via British Cycling. 

For further information and details of the various events chilterncyclingfestival.com.





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