CTC Challenge Rides and Sportives
The 2011 CTC Challenge Ride and Sportive event series for 2011 included two established events as well as three new courses.
The series kicked off with a new event in February on the south coast near Dorchester, taking in the Jurassic Coast and delivering some stunning scenery, before moving slightly north to the home of CTC at Guildford in May. The Ron Kitching ride from the York Rally in June recieved a makeover and a slightly tweaked route, along with a few interesting riding options.
We wanted to take the existing challenge rides like the Ron Kitching and the Phil Liggett, and make them better by adding proper nutrition stations and also chip timing. The new routes have been carefully chosen to be near areas where we have a strong CTC membership and we wanted to give these locations a chance to show other groups and non members why they are so popular with cyclists."
CTC Membership Manager
August saw the long established and ever popular Phil Liggett ride near Sheffield using the classic route through the Peak District with 2,700 metres of climbing. The final event of the series was in October on an already established course starting in Worcester, taking in many of the best climbs in the Malverns.
To read magazine reviews of three of the CTC Challenge Rides and Sportives from 2011, please click on the PDFs below.
For more information on the latest CTC Challenge Rides and Sportives, please visit www.ctcchallengerides.co.uk