Event: 7 July 2013
Exactly a year before the 2014 Tour de France comes to Essex, the Summer Breeze Sportive will follow some of the same roads likely to be used. Movistar rider Alex Dowsett expects to be riding the Tour next year following his stage win during the 2013 Giro d’Italia and is supporting the Sportive this year.
Ride the Sportive supported by Alex Dowsett!
The Summer Breeze Sportive is to support the Cirdan Sailing Trust based in Essex, and this year we have the support of local rider Alex Dowsett.
Alex says “I'm really proud to be supporting the Summer Breeze sportive this year and also attending if my racing programme allows. I was keen to be involved in any way I could with such a worthy cause as the Cirdan Sailing Trust as it is an event that is very close to home for me in many senses, I grew up both sailing on the River Blackwater and then cycling on my local roads around Bradwell with my first club, the Maldon & District Cycling Club, both sailing and cycling were ones I could take part in due to their low risk factor and my suffering from Haemophilia”
The Sportive covers 88 miles round Essex including North Hill shortly before the finish. There will be photographers at the event and hot food at the finish.