Gear up for the UK's 'Etape'

Saturday, July 30, 2005 11.00pm
Phil and Friends '05 ride details

Record numbers are expected to take part in the Phil & Friends ride on 14th August, an event that is rapidly gaining a reputation as the UK's 'Etape'.

This year's event is being supported by a group of Tour de France stars, including stage winner Brian Robinson, who are attending a dinner on the eve of the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first British cyclist to complete the Tour.

Named after CTC President and Tour de France commentator, Phil Liggett, the Phil & Friends covers 150km or 100km and takes in Holme Moss, Winnats Pass and Monsal Head - all climbs made famous by the Milk Race. The event starts and finishes in Stannington, Sheffield, on Sunday 14th August.

Phil Liggett commented: "These rides are a unique way to support cycling while enjoying some truly spectacular scenery."

How do I enter?
Entry to the ride costs £5 for CTC and Audax members and £7.50 for non-members. All participants will receive certificates, and special event merchandise will also be available. For an entry form, sponsorship form, or for more details, call Matt Mallinder at CTC on 01483 520746, email challengerides@ctc.org.uk, visit www.ctc.org.uk or write to CTC Challenge Rides, 69 Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3HS. Entry to the race can also be arranged on the day.

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