Evans Ride It events
I hope so, I have a free entry to one of each of both types of events this year. It will be my first ever road sportive too.
Edit: Epping Forest is my local route and I rode in the forest during last years event – just not as part of it. IMO they didn’t make the best use of the trails available, but then again, it takes a fair bit of detailed local knowledge to know them all.Posted 6 years agonsaintsMember
I done a few – they’re good , recommended not only as a social event but visiting new locations and learning new routes that you wouldn’t normally ride
They’re both not competative events, however they are timed, so you do end trying to do the best time you can
The evans events you can try out kit and bikes as well
HTHPosted 6 years agot_i_mMember
I used to do some mtb ones.
They’re good if you dont know the area and you cant be bothered to put together your own route. It’s quite nice to just plough along for a few hours in a new area without having to look at a map.
They generally try to pick the best of the bridelways in the area.
Keep your eyes open as you go along and you could then do a day exploring the area for more fun trails while basing a ride on bits of the route that they did.
The atmosphere was always well organised and easy going.Posted 6 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
Generally well organised and signed although on the last one I did some one nicked the route split sign. As said above they only stick to the legal stuff. I do enjoy the fact that they are timed as it gives you a bit of encouragement.Posted 6 years ago
You can also test ride bikes and clothing if you arrange it in advance.LadyAlexMTBMember
I did one (mtb) when I moved to a new area. It was really friendly and very well organised. The route they chose was good fun and although it used legal bridleways there was plenty of enjoyable singletrack and very little road.Posted 6 years ago
The map they gave me was very nicely done (with the other routes for the day also plotted on) and even though you didnt need to use it, it was a nice keepsake.
I found the day great to give me ideas for planning my own rides after that.
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