The Gore Bike Wear Road Sportive Series will be run in tandem with the Merida Bikes Marathon Series in 2008, and the first one takes place May 24 and 25 in Ruthin, mid-Wales.
There will be two distances to choose from – forty miles with 1080m of climbing and eighty miles with 2069m of climbing. The course has been carefully selected to provide riders with challenging climbs through some of the most scenic parts of
Every rider who enters the Gore Bike Wear Sportive before May 10 will have the chance to win a trip to the Tour de France, courtesy of Sports Tours International. Send the organisers your predicted winner’s name and finishing time in the Giro d’Italia Team Time Trail on the May 10 and you could win an all inclusive trip to Paris to watch the final stage of the Tour de France. There’ll also be Gore Ride On cable sets to win. More details on the competition page.
The Merida Bikes Mountain Bike Marathon will also be taking place on the same weekend, for more details go to the Merida Bikes MTB Marathon Series website.