The Gore Bike Wear Road Sportive Series will be run in tandem with the Merida Bikes Marathon Series in 2008, and it’s set to be a great challenge with fantastic scenery through Wales, Cumbria and the Scottish borders.
There’ll be a classic 80-100 mile challenge as well as a shorter 50 mile option, with rides starting and finishing in the same location as the mountain bike stages, making for a bustling event village.
Rides will commence at on the Saturday, and will stay open for two hours to allow for a relaxing start. Although the course will be fully marked, backup maps will be provided as will refreshments along the way.
So when and where will it all take place?
1st round – May 24, 2008 in Ruthin, Wales
2nd round – July 5, 2008 in Builth Wells, Wales
3rd round – August 2, 2008 in Selkirk, Scotland
4th round –September 13, 2008 in Penrith, Cumbria
The entry fee is £25 and includes ride entry, post-ride grub, use of service stations, finisher present, spot prizes and camping from Friday to Monday.
For your downloadable entry form and to find out more about the Gore Bike Wear Road Sportive Series and the Merida Bikes MTB Marathon Series which runs parallel to the events go to www.mtb-marathon.co.uk. The entry is open now.