Tour Ride Northamptonshire gets the support of British Cycling's Breeze Network
Posted: Tue, 10 May 2016 09:00
British Cycling's Breeze has lent its support to Tour Ride Northamptonshire – the official sportive of the Aviva Women's Tour.
With the Aviva Women's Tour just 40 days away and a world-class line-up of teams announced, time is running out if you'd like to sign up for the event's official sportive.
Taking place on Sunday 17 July, a month after the final stage of the race, the sportive aims to celebrate the Aviva Women's Tour by encouraging riders of all abilities to get out and enjoy the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside.
Starting and finishing from the historic Delapre Abbey on the edge of Northampton, there are three expertly-designed routes on offer – a 10-mile Fun Ride, a 40-mile Intermediate Ride and a 80-mile Pro route – it's a great chance to challenge yourself this summer.
Becki Morris, Women's Cycling Project Manager at British Cycling, said:
'British Cycling is one of the original supporters of the Aviva Women's Tour so it is only natural that Breeze supports the Tour Ride Northamptonshire. If you are looking for a local group to ride or train with for Tour Ride Northamptonshire, all Breeze rides are free and organised by our amazing network of over a thousand trained Breeze champions. Rides go at a speed to suit everyone, regardless of experience and cycling ability.'
The Fun Ride is on an excellent 10-mile route which is designed for anyone and everyone; young and old, families, groups of friends or workmates, those new to cycling, those keen for a gentle, safe, fun ride away from the roads on off-road cycle tracks and bridleways.
Riders taking part in the 40 & 80 mile routes in the Tour Ride Northamptonshire will also be able to measure themselves against the world's best, on both of the official Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs.
Both Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs, at Newnham Hill and Naesby, feature on the 80-mile route, while riders on the 40-mile route will be able to test themselves on the first of these ascents.