If you’re looking for an incredibly rewarding, but suitably challenging, goal in 2016 then you’ve come to the right place. BikeRadar's roadie sibling mag Cycling Plus has teamed up with Cannondale to offer three readers the chance to be part of Team Cycling Plus, and train towards and ride in Britain’s biggest cycling event, Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100, on 31 July 2016.
Make the team and you’ll be rewarded with the use of a brilliant Cannondale Synapse bike for your training and the event itself, as well as a full set of cycling kit. We’ll also help you with everything from training plans to nutrition advice to bike fit to expert advice on riding skills.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Don’t just take our word for it though!
"Joining Team Cycling Plus transformed my cycling," says Andy Ward, who was part of our reader team in 2010. "The advice and encouragement I received gave me the confidence to take on challenges I wouldn’t even have considered in the past. I rode tough sportives, travelled to the Alps and even competed in the National Hill Climb. Six years on I’m still reaping the benefits.”
Sam Shaw was also part of the 2010 squad. “I had no idea what I should be doing to train for events and was riding around on a bike that was far too big. A bike fit, new bike and a training plan set me on course to participate in sportives, which led on to racing and a vastly increased confidence in my ability on the bike. It was pretty good fun too.”
You want in, don’t you? It doesn’t matter what level you’re at – complete beginner or a seasoned rider who wants to get even better – we want to hear from you.
If you want to be part of Team Cycling Plus powered by Cannondale drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you should be on board. Feel free to include pictures of you and your bike or, better still, a short video clip. You can also state your case on our Facebook page.