On the eve of the Tour de France Grand Depart, we'll be celebrating the best way we know how without actually been there... heading out for a ride of course, and you're all invited!
We'll be fully getting into Le Tour spirit on Friday 5th July (albeit from our head office in Bath) meeting at around 11am in Green Park Station and departing at 12 noon for to take in some of the lovely hills and landscapes in our locale... hopefully while the sun is shining! The loop will be 25-30 miles in length, and we'll have plenty of road.cc staffers on hand to make sure no one gets left behind with a minimum of two pace groups.
We'll also have Boa Fit System coming to visit to help you dial in your shoes before you ride. Not only will they be offering advice, but they will also be giving away some cool coloured dials so you can match them up to suit your shoes.
Nutrition will be provided by NamedSport, who you may have seen fuelling the Giro d'Italia this year (they are also a headline Tour de France sponsor for 2019). We'll leave them to look after you with pre-ride nutrition such as gels, energy bars and drinks, and post-ride we'll take over with plenty of pizza, cake and a cheeky beer or two for your recovery fuel!
Just in case you missed that big old link to book your free ticket further up the page, do click here to visit the event page and get your ticket for free. Places are limited with only 80 tickets available and we're expecting a sellout, so book yours now before it's too late and we'll see you on Friday 5th July!
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.