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Rapha Condor rider gives tips on tackling Tour of Britain Stage 5

The Rapha Condor team and the Prostate Cancer Charity  have put together a recce video for Stage 5 of this year's Tour of Britain starring National Road Race Champion, Kristian House. Stage 5 is also the route for the Tour of Britain Prostate Cancer Charity ride on September 6.

During the video Kristian identifies key points on the ride and gives some tips on how to cope with them - particularly the ascent of the biggest obstacle Gun Hill.

The Stoke ride is aimed at everybody from hardcore amateurs through to families with three different ride challenges on offer that should offer something to suit all abilities and levels of fitness

 

 

The Pro Tour Ride is the toughest challenge and takes in takes in all 145km of the Stoke-on-Trent stage of this year’s Tour of Britain, providing an opportunity for amateur riders to test themselves against the same course as some of the world’s top pros will do battle on, during The Tour of Britain stage, the following week. Entry for the ride is£40, the start time is 8am and all participants must be over 16.

At 70km, the Challenge Tour Ride will be a great way to take on friends and family over a route that still takes in much of The Tour of Britain stage. The ride follows exactly the same route as the Pro Tour Ride until approximately the 45km mark, just after Millwich. Entry for Challenge Tour Ride is £30, Sthe start time is 9am, and all participants must be over 14.

The Family Ride is a fun 20km ride for all the family, allowing groups of all abilities to enjoy the scenic Staffordshire countryside together, whilst helping to fight prostate cancer. Entry for the Family ride is £5, start time is 10am, and there is no age limit. This ride takes in a mixture of roads, towpaths and bridleway and includes one small hill.

 

 

To register for the Prostate Cancer Ride visit www.unitebycycling.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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