The GVG will be holding its inaugural cycling sportive on Sunday 15th September. The event will be held in support of the charity Action Pulmonary Fibrosis with all proceeds from the event going directly to the charity. As many will be aware, this is a condition that has become close to our hearts as of late.
We are planning two different routes. The longer 100km route will be starting at Upper Seagry Farm, before passing Dauntsey, on to Royal Wootton Bassett, down to Nailsworth, up to Tetbury on to Malmesbury before finishing with a BBQ at Upper Seagry Farm. (https://www.strava.com/routes/21043081)
The second route will be a shorter 35km route starting at Upper Seagry Farm before heading along to Little Somerford, onto Tetbury, along to Malmesbury before finishing at Upper Seagry Farm. (https://www.strava.com/routes/21043244). We are also welcoming anyone who wishes to join us for a leg of the ride e.g. Tetbury to Malmesbury (just make a small donation to the charity).
There will be feed and drink stops at each of our sites (Royal Wootton Bassett, Nailsworth and Tetbury) to keep everyone well stocked along the way! Entry will be £50 for the full route (100km) and £30 for the shorter route (35km). This includes entry fee, feed stations along the way and the BBQ at the finish. The first 30 to sign up will receive a free branded cycling jersey for the event.
For those wishing to support the event but not wanting to don the lycra we are looking for volunteers to man the feed stations and people who are willing to make some delicious high calorie food to keep our riders going!
Date: Sunday 15th September.
Start time: 08:00 for the 100km route. 11:00 for the 35km route.
Starting location: Upper Seagry Farm, Upper Seagry, SN155HD
Free parking will be available on site.
How to sign up: for those undertaking the 100km, please donate £50 on the 'JustGiving' site, along with your intention to cycle and an email address, and £30 for those looking to take on the 35km route. For anyone else wishing to support the event but not cycle, any donations would be much appreciated. If anyone is able to volunteer at the feed stations (Malmesbury, RWB, Tetbury or Nailsworth) or is able to bake snacks for the cyclists please let Cyril, Chris or Max know - this would be really great!!
If you have any questions please contact one of the team:
Cyril Hayes: 07810546778. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Warren: 07880196223. email@example.com
Max Cory: 07764569814. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you in advance for your support, hope to see everyone there!
Chris, Cyril & Max.