- Event URN:
- Start Date:
Sat, 26th Apr 2014
- Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Hampton Court Palace, Barge Walk / North Side Of Hampton Court Bridge, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
- Event Website:
- Cheques payable to:
Ride 4 Care
- British Cycling Grading:
This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin
Paul Sampson, a retired international rugby player, is cyling from Yorkshire to Gibraltar to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. Its a trip of 1700 miles that he will aim to complete in just 17 days. His ride starts on 24th April and throughout the route he will be joined by small group of cyclists. On Saturday 26th April, in order to open up the chnace to join this challenging ride, we are eager to welcome other cyclists to join Paul and a number of other international sportsmen and sportswomen, including elite cyclists in the stage from Hampton Court (where Wiggo won Olympic Gold) in South West London to Portsmouth, finishing in the Historic Dockyard alongside HMS Victory. This is a great opportunity to join a tough challenge and to show your support by cycling with Paul and the other riders, its a chance to cycle to the oldest warship still commisioned in the world and maybe have your picture taken with the Royal Marines Band.
Info for Riders
Riders will need to arrive in Portsmouth between 2.30pm and 4pm, in order to enable friends and family to greet them alongside HMS Victory, and therefore plan to leave at an appropriate time. There is a public car par 200m from the Historic Dockyard and for those people/groups not being met by anyone there is a regular train service from Portsmouth Harbour Station (500m from the Dockyard) back to London Waterloo. We will be providing more information updates regularly through British Cycling, our website and via twitter, including departure and arrival instructions, details for family/friends, updates on the sports stars taking part and help, advice and offers from some of our equipment and support partners - this will include fitness, nutrition and equipment. There will be a feed station en route, there will be a ‘thank you’ bag with gifts on arrival in Portsmouth and for those interested each rider will be timed - an even better way to challenge yourself and raise more money for two very worthwhile causes.
|Date||Start||Ride name||Grade||BCG||Ride length|
|26/04/14||08:00||Ride 4 Care||3||131||108km / 67 miles|