Social ride from Earls Court to Richmond Park and back…

Fancy going for a ride with the Rapha Condor cycling team? Well you can this Saturday when Rapha will be organising a social ride from the Cycle Show at Earls Court to Richmond Park. After a couple of laps of the park, and some coffee and croissants courtesy or Rapha, it's all back to the show - where if you've booked in advance you'll get the entrance at a reduced rate.

As well as the team, riders will be accompanied by The iconic Rapha H-Van and the team car - so the whole thing will have that real pro feel (unless I turn up). The ride starts by the Rapha H-Van at the Brompton Road entrance to Earl’s Court 1 at 10am on Saturday 11th. Participation is free. Anyone going on the ride and then popping along to the Rapha stand E16b will also be able to enter a competition to win a 2008 Rapha Classic Softshell jacket like this one.

This year's Cycle Show runs from the from the 10th -12th of October at Earls court in London. We will be there too on stand D13a, so come and say hello. road.cc users who book in advance at www.cycleshow.co.uk/STM (entering the code “STM” , so they know we sent you*) will get a fiver off the walk up on the day price (which is £14) giving you extra cash to spend in the retail zone.

*To book by phone call 0844 848 0122

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