In celebration of what is expected to be an important period ahead in recent British cycling history, organisers Kilo To GO launch free to enter cycling events.
‘Ride-Out with Kilo TO Go’ as the strap line suggests, encourages people to take part in an organised bike ride with like-minded cyclists, Ride-Out organisers and invited celebrity/special guests.
Geoff Saxon of Kilo To Go explains “Ride-Outs enable us to deliver something straight back to cycling. It’s another way of helping get Britain on its bike. Maybe it’s your first organised bike ride – perhaps for riders who are looking for something less formal and shorter in distance than a sportive. There’s also an opportunity to have a chat along the way, or after, with....who knows....? Several cycling celebrities have already expressed an interest in joining us on our Ride-Outs”.
The Ride-Out organisers say that free to enter doesn’t mean safety corners have been cut. Ride-Outs are strictly limited to 100 entries and although not full blown multi-thousand rider sportive rides all Ride-Outs are run in line within the guidelines of British Cycling with routes being risk assessed and carefully planned. Each Ride-Out has a ‘suitability flavour’ of beginner, club or reliability – indicating the planned pace of the ride. First Ride-Out is at Bodmin in Cornwall, Sunday 4th December. Riders do need to register with Kilo To Go and enter in advance (free). Details at www.kilotogo.com
Along with the first Ride-Out in Cornwall, 4 more Ride-Outs take place before June - in Leicestershire, Shropshire, Cambridgeshire and The West Midlands. More Ride-Outs are being planned for later in 2012