National cyclists’ organisation CTC has unvieiled its list of challenge rides for 2008.
The David Duffield Challenge, Ron Kitching Memorial Challenge and Phil and Friends Challenge are firmly established favourites in the British cyclo-sportive/challenge ride calendar. Each offers a route taking in stunning scenery in a picturesque part of the country.
What’s unique about the events is that all proceeds go to the CTC Charitable Trust, which aims to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and sustainable means of transport in Britain.
All rides feature family friendly or 100 and 150km routes. Price of entry is £12.50 for CTC members and £15 for non-members.
CTC CHALLENGE RIDES 2008
June 1 2008 – David Duffield Challenge – Corsham
Join inimitable TV cycling commentator David Duffield on his favourite on and off-road routes in the stunning Wiltshire countryside. The route includes chalk White Horses, Avebury Rings, Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge. Small wheeled bicycle inventor Alex Moulton is once again opening up his home in Bradford in Avon for refreshments en route.
June 21 2008 – Ron Kitching Memorial Challenge – York
This challenge is named after one of the UK?s most prominent and colourful cyclists. The ride includes Ron?s favourite routes over the North Yorkshire Moors including the spectacular scenery of the Vale of York, before the challenging yet rewarding climb of White Horse bank.
August 31 2008 – Phil & Friends Challenge – Peak District
Now established as the UK?s match for the Etape du Tour, Tour de France commentator, Phil Liggett has joined up the most challenging routes in the Peak District. The route doesn?t disappoint with beautiful scenery and challenging terrain including Winnats Pass and Holme Moss.
CW’s 2008 British Cyclo-Sportive Calendar