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Bigfoot Youth: Beyond Brighton rides - summer cycling

posted 6 Apr 2018, 06:58 by Bigfoot Go-Ride   [ updated 6 Apr 2018, 06:58 ]
These rides are for our most able Youth riders, who are able to comfortably ride to Brighton at a respectable pace – and who are looking for a bigger challenge. These are not punishing training rides, and it’s not about how quick you can ride the routes. They are meant to be challenging but enjoyable group rides out in to the countryside – culminating in taking on a 100 mile ride. Riders can do as many or as few of these rides as they want.
If you are planning on racing this year please check with the coaches as to which rides may or may not help with your racing.
Here below are the dates and routes, if you have any questions please contact Adam on If you're interested in joining in some or all of the rides please register your interest here:
If you want to do these rides it is recommended you also first do the remaining B2B rides (30 miles, 35 miles and 54 miles to Brighton. And don't forget the next Brighton training ride is on Sunday 15 April - details here.
Sunday 13 May – training session at the Cyclopark (details here)
Sunday 27 May – 9am at Panagua – 40 miles, 890m climbing
Sunday 3 June – 9am at Panagua – 33 miles, 630m climbing
Saturday 9 June – 8am at Panagua – Hayes to Canterbury, 66 miles, 1180m climbing (everyone to arrange return journeys, or overnight accommodation)
Sunday 17 June – training session at the Cyclopark (details here)
Saturday 30 June – France (details here)
Sunday 15 July – 8am at Panagua (without Adam, as he will be on his way to John O’Groats) – The Zig Zag – 75 miles, 1250m climbing
Sunday 29 July – training session at the Cyclopark (details here)

Summer holiday ride dates will be confirmed in consultation with those on the earlier rides, routes may include:
33 miles, 800m climbing -
43 miles, 880m climbing - and
The Hayes Hever Hundred – 100 miles, 1300m climbing -
As a comparison here are some details of other rides you may have done:
Stephen’s standard 30 mile training ride – 30 miles, 520m climbing
Bigfoot to Brighton 30 mile route – 30 miles, 640m climbing
Hayes to Brighton Ride – 54 miles, 970m climbing
Adam will need a bunch of adults to help on the rides – if interested contact Adam on:
And if you come on the early rides, you must keep encouraging Adam – as he will be using these as training before riding Lands End to John O-Groats in late July!