The first Evans Cycles Ride It! Event, where road and mountain bike riders get the chance to ride waymarked routes, takes place on the weekend of March 29 and 30 at Gatwick, Sussex.
The rides are suitable for all abilities and are organised to take the hassle out of plotting your own route – you can just get out and ride.
The off road ride takes place on the Saturday, which will take in between 12 and 35 miles of local bridleways and byways depending on the route you take. The routes are carefully planned by the Ride It! team, and all riders are given a free Memory Map OS map at the beginning of the ride.
The road ride takes place on the Sunday on back roads and country lane with distances between 15 miles for the family-oriented leisure riders and 90 miles for the hardcore lycra lovers. Again, all riders are given a free Memory Map OS map at the beginning of the ride, though the route is fully waymarked.
The medium and long routes have SIS drink stations en route, kids can ride for free and adult entry is £10 per rider. Go to the Evans website for more information.
Where are the rides?
|Gatwick||March 29th & 30th||Evans Cycles HQ, RH10 9TZ|
|Brighton||April 12th & 13th||PlumptonCollege. BN7 3AE|
|Woking||April 26th & 27th||Parish Pavilion, Chobam, GU24 8AZ|
|Gateshead||May 17th & 18th||Evans Cycles Gateshead, NE11 9YS|
|Albury, Surrey Hills||May 31st & June 1st||Albury Cricket Club, GU5 9DB|
|Milton Keynes||June 7th & 8th||The Pavilion, Bow Brickhill, MK17 9JB|
|Dorking, Surrey Hills||June 28th & 29th||The PriorySchool, Dorking, RH4 3DG|
|Thirsk, North York Moors||July 12th & 13th||Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EH|
|Stokenchurch, Chilterns||July 26th & 27th||Stokenchurch Primary School, HP14 3RN|
|Hayfield Manchester||August 9th & 10th||Venue TBC|
|Oxted, North Downs||August 30th & 31st||HazelwoodSchool, Oxted, RH8 0QU|
|North London||September 13th & 14th||Chancellor’s School, Hatfield, AL9 7BN|
|Bristol||September 20th & 21st||Venue TBC|
|Nottingham||October 4th & 5th||Oaklands Centre, Warsop, NG20 0JE|
|West London||October 18th & 19th||Venue TBC|