Cycling UK has announced a new Challenge Ride series of sportives for 2017 – the first of which took place on Sunday, March 26th in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.
The Challenge Ride Series 2017 comprises of 16 handpicked rides organised by some of Cycling UK’s local member groups, which will involve nearly 3,500 participants in total.
Cycling UK chief executive Paul Tuohy said: “Many of the rides include a choice of distances, so anyone interested in taking part should find one to suit their own requirements – whether it’s 14 miles, 50, 100 or 130.
“The series will give people the perfect excuse to cycle in some of our amazing countryside and perhaps discover an area they haven’t visited before.
“You can, for example, enjoy Momma’s Mountain Views with Two Mills CTC, go Back to the Fuschia with Leicestershire and Rutland CTC, and explore the delights of Devon with Devon CTC. Whichever you choose, a grand day out is guaranteed!”
All finishers will receive a Challenge Ride series medal and ribbon branded with the event name, a certificate and a Cycling UK goodie bag in addition to anything supplied by the local organisers.
In between, there will be rides throughout Britain in locations including The Wirral, Ayrshire, East Anglia, North Wales, the New Forest, Newcastle and Swansea.