Take part in the annual Welland Wonders Audax Sportive, organised by Mike Vybiral of Welland Valley CC, on Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Entry costs are just £6 (when entering in advance), and all monies raised go to charity. Read on to find out more, with route details and links to enter...
This is the 12th annual Welland Wonders event, advertised this year as a sportive. As in previous years, the event is governed by Audax UK, a long-distance cycling club which provides insurance, documentation and handles the entries. Audax events are organised by different cycle clubs right across the UK. This one is organised by Welland Valley Cycling Club, based in Market Harborough.
The rides, on quiet country roads, are intended to be leisurely – certainly not races.
All proceeds go to charity and this year's charities are:
The rides, on quiet country roads, are intended to be leisurely – certainly not races. Each year riders comment on the beauty of the landscape and those from further afield are surprised to find the area quite hilly!
There are three routes on offer; 50km, 116km & 160km. (33, 68 & 100 miles). In true spirit of an Audax, they are not signed so you need to be prepared! Check the routes online or manually. There are links below to route sheets, online maps and GPX files to make your preparation easier.
You will have a card to record your progress. It will need to be stamped at checkpoints and, in addition, there will be 'information controls' asking you to record a detail nearby, e.g. the colour of a ribbon.
All rides start and finish at the Husbands Bosworth Sports Pavilion, on the left, 300 metres west of Husbands Bosworth (towards Lutterworth).
Check the route information below before entering.
(Sorry, for 18 years and over only. Under 18's can be entered by a responsible adult - Please bring completed consent form to the event)
Print and complete the form, enclose cheque with a SAE and send to the address on the form.
Arrive at least half an hour before the start with your entry fee. (Entry fee is £1 extra on the day).
Entries may be limited. If possible, give Mike Vybiral a call on 07787 402 306 to check arrangements and provide some notice that you will be entering on the day.
Thanks to all those who, each year, give freely of their time to make this event a success: