Evans Cycles Ride It! series in Albury, Surrey this weekend

Choose from three different routes, on road and off

Made plans to attend the Evans Cycles Ride It! event this weekend?

Evans Cycles is bringing its Ride It! series of organised cycling events to Albury, Surrey this weekend, May 31 – June 1.  


The Evans Cycles Ride It! events are a series of organised road and off-road rides that are designed to take the hassle out of your weekend riding. The rides are non-competitive with an emphasis on riding with other riders, riding in new areas and sampling some different road and off-road routes around the UK. Taking place every second weekend throughout the UK, there’s always a ride close by as well as rides further a field allowing you to vary your riding.

“It’s all about getting people to use their bikes more often,” said Event Manager Dean Stacey. “What we do is take the hassle out of getting out on your bike. We research the trails, mark out the courses, plot it on a map and provide support throughout the day. All you need to do is turn up and ride!”

The next event in the series takes place at Albury, near Guildford, this weekend (mountain bike on Saturday and road on Sunday) and then twice a month at different venues throughout the UK. Every ride has three or four pre-marked routes designed for all standards of riders from family groups to experienced cyclists.

Saturday is the off-road ride, based at Albury Cricket Club (GU5 9DB) with the  Surrey Hills and North Downs providing the ideal venue for this event, with some long climbs and descents, fast fire roads, twisting single track and fantastic views. The route itself winds around the many bridleways in the area, taking in the viewpoints of Pitch Hill and Leith Hill (the highest point in the South East), overlooking most of the south of England.

Route options available at this venue:

Short – 15 miles

Medium – 25 miles

Long – 35 miles

Sunday is the road ride again based at the Albury Cricket Club. The ride weaves around the North Downs and lanes of Surrey. Riding south away from the Downs, participatns loop back on themselves and have the looming hulk of the hills as a target for the finish of the ride. A great, fast descent rounds off this spectacular ride.

Route options available at this venue:

Fun – 15 miles

Short – 30 miles

Medium – 60 miles

Long – 90 miles

Every ride includes:

    * Pre-marked routes for all abilities

    * FREE Memory Map OS map for each rider

    * FREE SIS energy food & drink

    * FREE kids entry

    * Mechanical service

Adult entry is £10 per rider. Entries can be purchased on the Evans Cycles website at www.evanscycles.com/rideit and are also taken on the day (subject to a £2.50 surcharge)

“Although we cater for the experienced bike riders, the rides have been designed for novices and families as well,” Dean said. “At every event there’s a shorter 12-15 mile loop and all kids under 16 ride free. The free entry for kids is something that is unique and designed to encourage more youngsters into cycling.”


For more information, visit http://www.evanscycles.com/rideit.