What's your New Year's resolution going to be? Get out and ride more? Thought so.
The Christmas holidays are a good time to start looking seriously at some goals for 2012. It's not always cheap getting yourself on the big organised rides, but never fear: we can help. We've teamed up with online entry providers Active.com to bring you some cracking deals on entry to four events in 2012, two in the spring and two in the autumn. Want to know more? Read on...
Sunday 1 April 2012, Salisbury Racecourse
The Joker is a brand new sportive for April 1st, featuring stunning countryside and an exceptional course, plus an April Fools Day trick or two! Featuring: Jokers Challenges: Extra miles to really prove your mettle. Fools Choices: Marked up short cuts that may be too good to be true! Full route, feed stations, rider support, timing and catering, plus unique souvenirs and t-shirt!
Offer: A third off of entry price (33%) until Jan 31st 2012 (limited to first 300 entrants)
The Ridgeway 200
31 March and 1st April 2012, Wendover, Buckinghamshire
Extreme Energy are delighted to introduce an EXTREME distance multi-day Mountain Biking / Cyclocross Challenge following the oldest roadway in the UK, dating back to 3000BC. The event is in partnership with BucksMTB Mountain Bike Club. The route follows the mountain bike route of the Ridgeway path from Wendover in Buckinghamshire to Swindon in Wiltshire, and back again!!
A tough but fun weekend of mountain biking with everything except the cycling taken care of by the Extreme Energy team. The event is open to individuals or teams. Mountain bikers and cyclocross riders both welcome.
Offer: £20 off the standard price (£100 only including food and accommodation instead of £120)
Festival of Sport
14th-16th September 2012, St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
The Festival of Sport is an action packed weekend full of world-class core sports such as triathlons, sportives, open-water swims and beach runs, all taking place in the breath-taking setting of St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall. Enter a core sport and enjoy all the fun beach sports and festival fun for free!
Special Offer: Enter any event in the Festival and get a 20% discount when you enter the discount code below (limited to the first 50 registrants).
Deloitte Ride Across Britain
8th to 16th September, 2012, Land’s End to John O’Groats
9 days and 960 miles of breathless views, lung busting climbs and exhilarating descents. Deloitte Ride Across Britain is ultimate way to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. 750 take on the challenge with everything taken care of so you can just enjoy the ride...
Special Offer: Enter before January 31st for the chance to win a place on a private training ride with double Olympic Champion, adventurer and Deloitte Ride Across Britain founder James Cracknell.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.