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Old May 15th 12, 07:11 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_4_]
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Default Tour Ride line-up for 2012 announced with five sportives on offer

QUOTE:
Organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced details of this
year’s Tour Ride line-up, enabling entrants to the sportives to ride
the same roads as the pros in four of the stages that will feature in
September’s race – those in Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and Stoke-on-
Trent – with a fifth ride also tying in with the Cycle Show at the NEC
in Birmingham.

The five rides provide diverse terrain, ranging from the climbs of
Caerphilly Mountain on the Welsh leg or Gun Hill in Staffordshire to
the flat landscape of East Anglia for those of you who are more
rouleur than grimpeur.

Registration is now open for all five rides, the first of which, on
Sunday 22 July, runs 200km from Ipswich to the Norfolk Showground. The
Tour Ride Wales on 12 August starts and finishes at Caerphilly Castle,
while the Scottish event, on 26 August, is based around Dumfries.

The Stoke-on-Trent ride, which has attracted 2,000 riders in each of
the past two years, will be held on Sunday 23 September, a week after
the Tour of Britain itself finishes in Guildford.

Sunday 30 September sees the fifth and final ride from the NEC in
Birmingham, coinciding with the Cycle Show with participants gaining
50 per cent off admission and car parking, and the event also ties in
with the Summer of Cycling initiative.

Each ride will be supported by neutral service provider Specialized
plus National Escort Group motorcycle outriders, while routes include
full and half-distance options, and there will also be shorter family
rides in Scotland and East Anglia. Feeding stations will be stocked
with products from official suppliers Maxifuel, Highland Spring and
Soreen.

Full details of all the events, including how to register, can be
found on the Tour Ride website.

http://road.cc/content/news/58282-to...portives-offer

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Old May 20th 12, 10:07 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
The Medway Handyman[_4_]
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Default Numb-nuts Mason changes the subject again.

On 15/05/2012 07:11, Simon Mason wrote:
QUOTE:
Organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced details of this
year’s Tour Ride line-up, enabling entrants to the sportives to ride
the same roads as the pros in four of the stages that will feature in
September’s race – those in Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and Stoke-on-
Trent – with a fifth ride also tying in with the Cycle Show at the NEC
in Birmingham.

The five rides provide diverse terrain, ranging from the climbs of
Caerphilly Mountain on the Welsh leg or Gun Hill in Staffordshire to
the flat landscape of East Anglia for those of you who are more
rouleur than grimpeur.

Registration is now open for all five rides, the first of which, on
Sunday 22 July, runs 200km from Ipswich to the Norfolk Showground. The
Tour Ride Wales on 12 August starts and finishes at Caerphilly Castle,
while the Scottish event, on 26 August, is based around Dumfries.

The Stoke-on-Trent ride, which has attracted 2,000 riders in each of
the past two years, will be held on Sunday 23 September, a week after
the Tour of Britain itself finishes in Guildford.

Sunday 30 September sees the fifth and final ride from the NEC in
Birmingham, coinciding with the Cycle Show with participants gaining
50 per cent off admission and car parking, and the event also ties in
with the Summer of Cycling initiative.

Each ride will be supported by neutral service provider Specialized
plus National Escort Group motorcycle outriders, while routes include
full and half-distance options, and there will also be shorter family
rides in Scotland and East Anglia. Feeding stations will be stocked
with products from official suppliers Maxifuel, Highland Spring and
Soreen.

Full details of all the events, including how to register, can be
found on the Tour Ride website.

http://road.cc/content/news/58282-to...portives-offer

--
Simon Mason



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Old May 20th 12, 08:58 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason
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Default Tour Ride line-up for 2012 announced with five sportives on offer



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QUOTE:
Organisers of the Tour of Britain have announced details of this
year’s Tour Ride line-up, enabling entrants to the sportives to ride
the same roads as the pros in four of the stages that will feature in
September’s race – those in Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and Stoke-on-
Trent – with a fifth ride also tying in with the Cycle Show at the NEC
in Birmingham.

The five rides provide diverse terrain, ranging from the climbs of
Caerphilly Mountain on the Welsh leg or Gun Hill in Staffordshire to
the flat landscape of East Anglia for those of you who are more
rouleur than grimpeur.


I have plumped for the East Anglia route as I am definitely more of a
rouleur than grimpeur.
It comes with commuting on the flat all year around.

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Simon Mason

 




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