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Wolfe 2 Wolfe Cycle Ride

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James Wolfe Primary School

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Greenwich

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Welcome to the inaugural Wolfe 2 Wolfe cycling mini sportive, designed to be enjoyed by both novices and elites alike to raise money for the new Ball Court at James Wolfe Primary School in Greenwich SE London.

If you have two wheels and a big heart, sign up here for a 50 mile ride between the James Wolfe statue in Greenwich Park to the James Wolfe statue in Westerham, Kent, (and back!) on Sunday 16 July. The route takes you through some of Kent’s finest countryside and James Wolfe's birth place and his place of rest.

Don’t worry if it’s your first long ride - there’s still time to train and less experienced riders will be accompanied by a regular cyclist on the day. Riders will leave Greenwich Park in groups between 9.15am and 9.45am. There will be refreshments waiting for you at the Westerham half way point, with some hot and carby food for weary cyclists back at James Wolfe school when you return.

There is a £25 entry fee and we do encourage all riders to raise sponsorship, the proceeds of which will go into building the new Ball Court at James Wolfe’s Royal Hill site. We have set up a sponsorship site at Just Giving.

Creating the Ball Court is vital for the health and well being of pupils at the campus.

We have set up a Strava Group for the occasion so if you’re signed up you will be able to see the list of attendees, compare training plans and see how you fare on the day.

SCHEDULE

9am - Meet in the playground at James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill, Greenwich.

9.15am - Ride briefing - a quick run down on the route, do’s and don’ts and what to do to have the most fun during the day.

9.30am
- Set off. Riders will be sent off in groups of 7, with a stronger rider taking the lead for the group. Groups will be instructed to stick together for support and encouragement. This is a great way of getting to know each other and enjoying the day, as well as looking after each other in case of mechanical issues.

12.30am - 1.30pm - Refreshments will be waiting for you on Westerham Green. Smiley faced volunteers will be there to help you recharge your muscles with sugary treats and water refills to help you get back to Greenwich.

3 - 5pm - James Wolfe Primary School, Royal Hill will be ready to receive you and congratulate you on an epic day’s riding. Pitch up your bike in the playground and enjoy a nice bowl of something hot and stodgy. You’ll be ready for it by then so why not get your loved ones to come and meet you there to high five you as you return!


THE ROUTE

Wolfe2Wolfe - 50 miles.
Heading out from the school, go down Burney Road and enter the bottom of Greenwich Park, up the hill to the Observatory and James Wolfe statue for a quick selfie. Then the route goes out through Lewisham and Catford, up to Bexleyheath before turning to West Wickham and out to the rolling Kent countryside. There will be traffic and hills to contend with but groups will be instructed to wait for each member. No-one rider will be left behind!
You can view and download the route here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/289326/group_events/178804
We will give out print outs of the route should you need them, however we recommend you use your mobile device (smartphone or Garmin) to navigate the route. Each group must have at least one person able to navigate this way.

RIDER INFORMATION

We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe day out on the roads. To that end, here is a list of things you’ll need to know:

Your ability - This event is open to everyone from casual riders through to uber MAMILs (‘Middle Age Men In Lycra’). Everyone is welcome to join, however as a base requirement you will need to be able to ride a bike and be competent and confident on the road. Roads will be open to traffic so you will need to be familiar with riding on busy roads. You will also need to be reasonably fit - 50 miles is a long way for those unused to cycling those kind of distances and Kent has some lovely rolling hills, some of which are pretty steep.

What to bring - A roadworthy road bike, helmet, cycling gear (waterproof jacket may be advisable in case of any showers), pump and spare inner tube, something to keep you hydrated for the ride, snacks to keep you going before the food station, energy, good conversation. Please note: if you don’t bring a helmet we won’t be able to let you ride.

On the road - We anticipate an average speed of 10-15mph. We will send out small groups of riders at a time to keep the flow of riders smooth. We’ll try to send similar strength riders together so people aren’t waiting around for slower riders to keep up.

Bad weather - Cycling in the rain or when it’s blowing a gale is no-one’s idea of a good time, so if the weather looks particularly bad on the day, we reserve the right to reschedule to another date. If we are forced to make the decision to postpone, we’ll give the maximum notice we can.

Emergency - If the unexpected happens, and you can’t continue your ride, you won’t be alone. Other riders in your group will be on hand to help out and ideally get you going again or help you to the nearest place to get assistance. We will set up a whatsapp group so people can communicate with each other on the ride. Unfortunately we won’t have a support vehicle available on the day, so sticking with your team is important.

If you have any questions about the ride or participating, please email:
rachel@racheldobson.co.uk or paul@paulcanty.com - or catch us in the playground
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