Around this time of year as the nights draw in and temperatures go through the floor, it’s conventional for Cycling Plus staffers to make grand plans for the coming year — often having not fulfilled the one’s from this!
For three of the team — writer John and our two art gurus Steve and Rob — those goals have been set even higher than usual, with the trio entering the Deloitte Ride Across Britain which is taking place from 8 to 16 September 2018.
Britain’s biggest Land’s End to John o’Groats bike ride sees over 800 fully-supported cyclists riding nine centuries, back-to-back — that's 969 miles over every sort of terrain our country can muster. To see what it’s all about, take a look here.
They're not panicking — yet, anyway — and that’s because it’s still close to a year away and they're probably still in denial about what they're letting themselves in for. The hard work ahead of them can wait a while longer… just not too long.
Join the challenge
In the meantime, the trio is looking to boost its number by one by inviting a reader along for the ride.
In addition to entry to the event, the winner will receive training plans from the organisers and a secondary invite to its other big cycling event, the Dulux Trade London Revolution. The winner will meet the team during this two day event around the English capital, which takes place from 12 to 13 May 2018.
What we want to know from you is simple. To win your place simply explain why, in up to 300 words, you are ready to ride it. Our panel of judges will select the most compelling entry. Click here to enter*.
To find out more about Deloitte Ride Across Britain visit rideacrossbritain.com or via one of its social channels:
*Competition closes at 23.59 on Friday 8 December 2017. UK residents aged 18+ only. Full Ts&Cs can be found here.