Location: Otley Bridge URC
Event: 14 September 2013
In a partnership between Otley Sportive organisers and the Otley Cycle Club, a number of rides are planned to help encourage individuals who want to come out on their bike in a supportive and positive environment.
The rides will happen every other Sunday starting on the 25 November 2012 from the Butter Cross in Otley Town Centre.
The events came about in a bid to change the perspective of club cycling and encourage a very social, positive and safe environment for individuals to push their selves with others. The rides range in length from 10 to 30 miles.
The Otley Sportive is supporting the community rides to encourage individuals to take part in its medium ride on the 14 September 2013, but also to promote how inclusive cycling is.
The Otley Sportive Organiser Luke Minshall states “The Otley Sportive is all about encouraging and developing individuals in cycling. Our Sportive ethos meeting the Otley Cycle Clubs ability to organise regular rides really is encouraging for cycling in the Otley community. The Sportive was set up to fund and support such initiatives.”
Laura Hirst took part in the Otley Sportive short ride in September 2012 and says she will be riding in the social series: "The social series means I'll be able to get out on my bike in the winter but also meet new 'like-minded' people, have fun and go further than I usually would on my own, and if it's anything like the Sportive, I know I'll have a great time, and the people will be the friendliest you could ever meet!"
The Otley Sportive will be taking place on the 14 September 2013, visit www.otleysportive.co.uk for further details.