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The Deloitte Ride Across Britain, an iconic ‘end to end’ cycling challenge, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in September this year; where 850 determined cyclists will be undertaking a huge challenge to raise money for charity.
Cyclists will be pedalling from literally one corner of the United Kingdom to the other; starting at Land’s End, the most south-westerly point of the UK in Cornwall, to John O’Groats, the most north-easterly tip of Scotland.
The Ride Across Britain challenge is a true test of stamina and will power. The cyclists will have to pedal a huge 980 miles in just 9 days; averaging almost 110 miles a day. The planned route they take is by no means the shortest either, instead, the route will take the cyclists across some the most beautiful and diverse terrain that the UK has to offer. They will cycle up the rugged coastline of Cornwall, through hidden valleys and past historical sites that pepper the English Midlands, across the border, and right up into the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands.
This year BSpoke Tours are proud to be supporting Prince’s Trust; who is the official charity partner for the Deloitte Ride Across Britain challenge. The Prince’s Trust are the headline charity for the event and hope to raise over £200,000 through its dedicated team of riders. These funds will be invaluable in going towards supporting disadvantaged young people across the UK to Live, Learn and Earn. To help the charity raise as much money as they can for such a great cause, BSpoke Tours are offering the rider who raises the most money during the fundraising for the race a well-deserved short break to the Loire Valley for themselves and one other. If you would like to donate to this amazing charity, follow this link here.
Cycling challenges are a great way to get out of your comfort zone and push your limits. If the Ride Across Britain challenge seems like something you would like to try one day, why don’t you start your training now? We have a fantastic road cycling tour around the highlands of Scotland that takes you on some of the same routes as the Ride Across Britain cyclists will be taking. Our tour will take you to the battlefield of Culloden, past Balmoral castle and Lochnagar Distillery, and up Conic Hill; which offers spectacular views of Loch Lomond. See our Grand Tour of Scotland holiday here, or if this has got you in the mood for another type of cycling holiday click here.
It’s fantastic that we can be part of such a big cycling event to help such a great cause and we’re proud to be involved in such an amazing cycling community. Don’t forget to go and cheer on these amazing cyclists when they start their mammoth trek up the country this September; follow this link here to find out exactly where the cyclists will be over the days of the event.Back To Blog
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