Ride with Brad 2013 sportive planned for August 11

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by John Stevenson   June 24, 2013  

Sir Bradley Wiggins at last year's Ride with Brad sportive Image courtesy Pennine Events

The Ride with Brad sportive will return to Lancashire on August 11 this year. As the name suggests, the ride is a chance to join Sir Bradley Wiggins for a bit of a pootle around his favourite roads.

“It was a great event last time, riding round this beautiful area where I train when at home and meeting so many riders and spectators. We want to keep the event growing and becoming the best sportive there is. So I urge everyone to put the 11th August in their diary and crack on with their training,” says Sir Bradley.

The Ride with Brad event is run in support of the Bradley Wiggins Foundation which aids young people in getting involved and developing their potential in sport.

This year’s Ride with Brad will offer three distances, with a 50km route added to last year’s 160km and 100km options, all taking in around the beautiful countryside and villages of Pendle and the Ribble Valley.

As well as the rides, there will be plenty of events for non-riding friends and family. Mark Sandamas, director of organiser Pennine Events said: “While the riders are out taking part in the sportive, families, and friends of riders and visitors will be treated to a fun day of sport celebration. 

“Yes, of course there will be cycle activities and in keeping with the Foundation, the event will also feature a wide range of other sports activities including a fun run, rugby tasters and many other activities which we will announce at a later date. 

“It was a fantastic honour to organise Ride with Brad and our team are looking at every element to ensure that the quality we achieved last year is surpassed.”

For more details see the Ride with Brad website. www.ridewithbrad.com. Online entry for cyclists will open in late June.

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He won't give up half way through will he? Sounds good love to ride with him. Lancashire a bit far for me though...
Oh and what's going on with having a power meter on for the ride haha

posted by Cycle_Jim [282 posts]
24th June 2013 - 18:33


There's some challenging roads around Pendle hill, it's a lovely area to ride in.

Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [281 posts]
24th June 2013 - 21:52


I can just imagine someone saying, "Look at that bloke in his Sky kit, who does he think he is?"

posted by SideBurn [902 posts]
25th June 2013 - 8:36

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He best not hold me up on any of the descents Tongue

posted by fuzzywuzzy [64 posts]
26th June 2013 - 7:28