It’s the last sportive of the year, and we’ve got an inkling it’s going to be huge…
On Sunday 14 October, we’re teaming up with our pro-riding friends Dean and Russ Downing – the latter fresh back from his successful fourth place finish in the Tour Of Britain – and their cycling club, Out Of The Saddle, to host their Autumn Strines Challenge!
The Downings’ annual group ride will take in some of the region‘s most stunning views as it follows probably the most well-worn twists, turns and climbs around the Strines reservoirs, on a personally guided tour of the brothers’ favourite local training routes.
There will be two, fully signed routes on the day – a 50km and a 100km – and both will start and finish at Baldwins Omega, Sheffield, followed by one of our (now legendary) pasta parties and complimentary bottle of Peroni for all riders.
We’ll have a couple of support vehicles out on the course and there’ll be a mid-way feed station situated in the car park opposite The Ladybower Inn on the A57.
There‘ll also be post-ride massages on offer (free of charge) to ease those aching limbs, concession stalls and nutrition provided by Nourish and Chia, as well as a Wattbike challenge for those who still have enough energy to compete!
Entry is just £30 each and includes pre-ride refreshments + a bowl of post-ride pasta and bottle of Peroni for all riders. And, of course, friends and family are more than welcome to join in the fun at the after-party, which is expected to start at around 1pm. Pasta will be available for non-riders at £5 per head.
Places are limited… and they’re going fast.
Don’t miss out. Book your spot alongside two of cycling’s local heroes in what promises to be a great day in (and out of) the saddle.
- Sign-on from 8:30am
- 100km route ’Latte’ group of riders set off at 9am.
- 100km route ‘Cappuccino’ group of riders set off at 9:15am.
- 100km route ‘Espresso’ group of riders set off at 9:30am.
- All 50km route riders set off at 9:45am.
- Wattbike activities back at Baldwins Omega to commence at approx 2pm.
Please note that on-the-day entries are only payable cash (no credit card option available).