On the eve of the Tour de France Grand Depart, we'll be celebrating the best way we know how without actually been there... heading out for a ride of course, and you're all invited!
We'll be fully getting into Le Tour spirit on Friday 5th July (albeit from our head office in Bath) meeting at around 11am in Green Park Station and departing at 12 noon for to take in some of the lovely hills and landscapes in our locale... hopefully while the sun is shining! The loop will be 25-30 miles in length, and we'll have plenty of road.cc staffers on hand to make sure no one gets left behind with a minimum of two pace groups.
We'll also have Boa Fit System coming to visit to help you dial in your shoes before you ride. Not only will they be offering advice, but they will also be giving away some cool coloured dials so you can match them up to suit your shoes.
Nutrition will be provided by NamedSport, who you may have seen fuelling the Giro d'Italia this year (they are also a headline Tour de France sponsor for 2019). We'll leave them to look after you with pre-ride nutrition such as gels, energy bars and drinks, and post-ride we'll take over with plenty of pizza, cake and a cheeky beer or two for your recovery fuel!
Just in case you missed that big old link to book your free ticket further up the page, do click here to visit the event page and get your ticket for free. Places are limited with only 80 tickets available and we're expecting a sellout, so book yours now before it's too late and we'll see you on Friday 5th July!
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining road.cc in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the road.cc live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.