Beginning at the University of Warwick campus, the routes take in the area’s beautiful countryside scenery including the picturesque villages of Knowle, Kenilworth and Henley-In-Arden. Entry fees start at £20 and £25 for the 50 and 100km routes respectively, and include aid stations and support.
Becky James, 2013 world sprint and keirin champion, will be a VIP attendee of the Warwickshire event. James, previously a junior world champion, won four medals at last year’s worlds, the first Briton to do so.
James said: “I can’t wait to join the hundreds of women taking part in the Warwickshire event, and be part of the celebrations. It’s fantastic to see how far Breeze has come over the last three years, and how thousands of women have found their passion for cycling through being involved with the programme.”
The Breeze Challenge Events have expanded from the Breeze network, British Cycling’s rapidly-growing women’s division, which has seen rapid growth over the last three years. The new events were created in response to requests from within the Breeze network as well as the larger women’s cycling community for an increase in the number of ride options and levels of difficulty.
The Lancashire Breeze Challenge Event follows the Warwickshire sportive, taking place on 12 October.