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There’s no denying it, thanks to the success of last year’s Olympians at London 2012, it appears that cycle-fever is set to last. With the likes of Sports Personality of the Year winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins, still as popular as ever, and biking events continuing to take the UK by storm, it’s clear to see that the future of cycling is guaranteed to get bigger and better. Want to be a part of the action? Well, with numerous biking activities occurring over the next few months, it’s good to know which ones are the best to watch out for. That’s why we’re here to help!
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Whether you’re taking personal trainer courses to become the best possible athlete you can be, or just enjoy watching biking competitions from the comfort of your own home, here’s what’s coming up…
Prudential RideLondon 2013
As a true tribute to last year’s gold medal winners, Prudential has decided to hold a festival in dedication to Team GB’s achievements. Consisting of four events over two days, there is an array of activities for you to become involved in. Intend to become a personal trainer? Then this could be a great way to put your efforts into practice. One event worth considering is the FreeCycle; an opportunity which allows cyclists of all ages and abilities to come together and embark on a tour of London, as you journey across an eight mile route. Looking for a challenge? Then this could be what you’ve been searching for.
Tour de France
Nothing says cycling like the Tour de France. For biking enthusiasts across the world, this is one event that will definitely be highlighted and underlined in the diary. Especially after Mr Wiggin’s victory at the 2012 Tour, everyone’s eyes will be glued to the streets of Paris in the hope that history can repeat itself. So whether you choose to go all out and take a trip to France, or would prefer to be a settee spectator, don’t miss this year’s Tour de France!
Fancy doing your bit for charity? Want something to motivate you as you get into shape for the summer? Then why not get involved in the South East cycling event, Jurassic Classic? A cause dedicated to raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, this is far from your average bike ride. You’ve the chance to go on one of three rides depending on how far you intend to cycle, ranging from 100 miles to 50 km. So if you’d like to experience the stunning Jurassic coastline whilst lending others a helping hand, then this could be the biking event for you.
THE RACE (race across Europe)
For the more adventurous amongst you, this race across Europe could really put you to the test. Described by its creators as ‘the toughest non-stop cycling event in the world,’ it’s clear that this cycle is not for the faint hearted. Taking you from the sunny sights of Calais to the rocky roads of Gibraltar, this bike event is perfect for those who like to push the limits. Think you have the stamina, the energy, the determination? Then sign up now!