Get the date in your diary and worship the weather Gods however you choose... It's MRC's BIG RED RIDE 2019.
#MRC #MansfieldRC #BRR #BigRedRide
Those who have ridden the event before (last time 2 years ago thanks to last year's icy conditions) will need no introduction to the Big Red Ride.
For those yet to sample its delights... it's probably one of the area's biggest mass participation bike rides - its not a race - not a sportive - not a charity ride - or a time trial or clubrun... it's a reliability trial, something that has been popular with clubs and individuals since the fifties.
Riders set off in groups of differing abilities with the aim of completing the pre-determined route within specified times - thus proving if they are 'reliable' or not.... Simple really.
The BRR has something for everyone - a steady ride for those who want a leisurely ride through some of north Nottinghamshire's best cycling roads; an intermediate ride for those who want to step the pace but still want to be able to breathe enough for a chat en-route or; a downright leg-breaking challenge (it's not race.).
There will as usual be the choice of a long or short route which are available prior to the event. This year's routes will be new and exciting so keep a look out on the Facebook and Strava Events for details nearer the event:
Everyone is welcome to come along and join-in, individuals, clubs or teams. Any type of bike and any ability level.
The event headquarters will be the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Road, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8LL, where ample safe parking & changing rooms will be available. There will also be food and drink available to purchase before and after the event.
The routes are a real tour of some of the districts nicest and enjoyable cycling roads and lanes, passing through some really beautiful countryside.
It's a cycling challenge with something for everyone so please spread the word and lets have a day to remember - with all riders finishing wearing a smile and wanting to come back for more...
Event kicks off at 9:00 with sign on from 8:00.