All for a good cause

A one-off print of the poster for the Mighty Corinthian sportive is set to be auctioned off for the Cumbria Flood Appeal Charity.

The Mighty Corinthian is the world’s longest retro classic ride in the world taking in 301km of Lakeland Roads. The ride is designed to evoke the spirit of old-school, one day classics and offers big distances, lots of climbing and spectacular locations – all ridden on vintage steel bicycles in period kit.

The organisers ask that you ride the route on a bike (or replica of one) from 1987 or earlier – that means steel, downtube shifters and non-index gears. If you don’t own such a bike you can hire one on the day and still take part.

This year some of the route has been affected by the floods from Storm Desmond, which knocked out Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Alan Brenton, the event organiser, said: “The route has been affected by the floods with a tense period waiting for news on road openings and one element of the course requiring re-routing.”

To help the local area, a one-off print of the event poster will be auctioned off for the Cumbria Flood Appeal. The print will be locally framed and auctioned off over eBay starting Friday March 4.

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Brenton said: “All of our events depend to a degree on the good will of local residents and after the shocking events of the winter, we were looking for a way of giving something back. The response to the poster has been so positive that we thought this would be ideal. it’s a lovely print, in a really high quality frame and it’s a one-off, to top that, it’s supporting a great cause which we’re all behind; so please dig deep!”

The auction goes live on Friday March 4 here.