Is this for me?
We have riders of all ages (over 18), shapes and sizes. Some are seasoned roadies who think little of a 100 miler ride, others are real ‘tryers’ with very little cycling experience when they first sign up but who take the challenge head on. Of course, most of our riders are somewhere in between – which is a big range! We strongly maintain that if you take it seriously and put in the work, there’s a place for everyone on tour.
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We’ll give you tonnes of support throughout the year of your preparation. We encourage and support you at every step, with training blogs, motivational blogs and we can also put you in touch with other riders local to you who are also training.
The field of riders on any given day can be very widely spread. We neutralise the first 40km every day to give everyone a chance to chat and gently warm into the ride. After that, you’re free to go at your own pace. You’ll soon find the riders who are a similar speed – and if you drop off the back of a group, it won’t be long before the next group catches you up and gives you a wheel.
On a huge mountain day, it’s not unusual for our riders to be out until 9, 10pm in order to complete the stage. We’ll be right there with you, supporting you all the way (for as long as you are not a danger to yourself!).
If, for any reason, you are trailing wildly behind the rest of the pack, we may take the decision to ask you to get in a support van and leapfrog you ahead along the route. This is very unusual and only done in extreme cases, and even then very reluctantly. We know how important this ride is to you and our priority is to support your effort, while looking after everyone’s safety too.