Evans Cycles has launched a new ride series touring the UK throughout this summer. The Evans Cycles Ride It! events are a series of organised road and off-road rides that are designed to take the hassle out of your weekend riding. The rides are non-competitive with an emphasis on riding with other riders, riding in new areas and sampling some different road and off-road routes around the UK. Taking place every second weekend throughout the UK, there’s always a ride close by as well as rides further afield, allowing you to vary your riding.
The series makes its debut at Evans Cycles head office at Gatwick over the weekend 29th & 30th March (MTB on Saturday and road on Sunday) and then twice a month at different venues throughout the UK. Every ride has 3 or 4 pre-marked routes designed for all standards of riders from wobbly begginers to experienced cyclists.
“It’s all about getting people to use their bikes more often” says Event Manager Dean Stacey. “What we do is take the hassle out of getting out on your bike – we research the trails, mark out the courses, plot it on a map and provide support throughout the day. All you need to do is turn up and ride!”
Saturday is the off-road ride, taking in local bridleways and byways to offer between 12 and 35 miles of riding depending on the route you take. Sunday is the road ride, a scenic ride on the UK’s back roads and country lanes. Distances range from 15 miles all the way up to 90 miles for those looking for more of a challenge. All routes are carefully planned to allow you to sample the best riding in the area.
Every ride includes: pre-marked routes for all abilities, free Memory Map OS map for each rider, free SIS energy food & drink and mechanical service.
Adult entry is £10 per rider. Entries can be purchased on the Evans Cycles website and are also taken on the day (subject to a £2.50 surcharge)
Dates and Locations:
Gatwick: March 29th & 30th, Evans Cycles HQ, RH10 9TZ
Brighton: April 12th & 13th, Plumpton College. BN7 3AE
Woking: April 26th & 27th, Parish Pavilion, Chobam, GU24 8AZ
Gateshead: May 17th & 18th, Evans Cycles Gateshead, NE11 9YS
Albury, Surrey Hills: May 31st & June 1st, Albury Cricket Club, GU5 9DB
Milton Keynes: June 7th & 8th, The Pavilion, Bow Brickhill, MK17 9JB
Dorking, Surrey Hills: June 28th & 29th, The Priory School, Dorking, RH4 3DG
Thirsk, North York Moors: July 12th & 13th, Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EH
Stokenchurch, Chilterns: July 26th & 27th, Stokenchurch Primary School, HP14 3RN
Hayfield Manchester: August 9th & 10th, Venue TBC
Oxted, North Downs: August 30th & 31st, Hazelwood School, Oxted, RH8 0QU
North London: September 13th & 14th, Chancellor’s School, Hatfield, AL9 7BN
Bristol: September 20th & 21st, Venue TBC
Nottingham: October 4th & 5th, Oaklands Centre, Warsop, NG20 0JE
West London: October 18th & 19th, Venue TBC