You liked the first one, so lets have another!
Join us for another RideStaffs Reliability Ride with Lymestone Brewery!
After the first one was a flying success, we've decided to squeeze in another RIdeStaffs reliability rides before the end of the year. Your feedback told us that you thought the low key, informal format was exactly what you needed at this time of year, so that's what we're giving you, plus a few tweaks you told us you'd like to see. This ride will also see us raising a bit of money for AED Donate who raise money to pay for the installation of community defibrilators. A portion of every entry fee will go to them and they'll once again be providing a First Responder for the event on the day to support you.
So, on the 30th you'll get:
- A ride that starts and finishes at Lymestone Brewery in Stone and is 36 miles long. We'll give you a route guide again if you want one and a gpx file of the route.
- We'll have a few on the route to keep you pointed in the right direction, but still want to emphasise that your GPX and map are your main guides for the route.
- £12.50 secures one of the 200 spots on the start line.
- You get as much tea and coffee as you want at the start
- There's a bacon sarnie for you before you go or when you get back
- There's a bottle to take away or a half of Lymestone beer or a soft drink for you at the finish
The ride is aimed at cyclists who are comfortable riding up to 40 miles and who can average in excess of 12mph over varied terrain. You're asked to select a start time based on the total time you're expecting to take to complete the ride. These will be:
- 8-8.30am: 3-4 hours.
- 9-9.30am: 2.5-3 hours
- 9.30am: 2-2.5 hours.
Starts are informal, in practice you can head out whenever you want to as long as you're back for the cut off time
Cut off time is 12.30pm for reaching the finish.
Here's the route for our ride. At this time of year a frost isn't out of the question so we've kept to roads that should be in good shape whatever the conditions whilst still avoiding the A-roads as much as we can.
And here's the route profile