CAN YOU CYCLE 100 KILOMETRES?
Emitremmus Cycle Challenge on Sunday 27 October
Can you cycle 100 kilometres? Now’s your chance to prove it as “Emitremmus Desrever” will be on Sunday 27 October.
Emitremmus Desrever? It’s Stevenage CTC’s cycle challenge from Stevenage to Saffron Walden and back on the day the clocks change – the End of Summertime. Last year more than 500 entered.
Don't delay if you want to ride. An online entry system, entry forms and more details can be found on www.stevenagectc.org.uk
There will also be a shorter, slower option – “Emit Lite.”
The first wave of “Emitremmus” riders, the early birds, will be set off from Costello’s Café at the Sailing Centre in Fairlands Valley Park (SG2 0BL) by the Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Jack Pickersgill, at 9.45a.m. The main start will be in waves from 10a.m. “Emit Lite” will follow at 10.30a.m.
The 101 kilometres (63 miles) route will take you through Aston, Benington, Whempstead, Dane End, Nasty, Westmill, Aspenden, Buntingford, Hare Street (control / refreshments), Brent Pelham, Clavering, Newport, Saffron Walden (control / refreshments), Great Chishill, Barkway, Reed, Therfield (control / refreshments), Sandon, Luffenhall, Weston and back to Stevenage. The “Lite” route goes direct between Hare Street and Barkway.
Emitremmus is an audax event with a lot of extras. It is part of the CTC tourist competition.
Entries are only £8. Much cheaper than many other challenge rides as Stevenage CTC are keen to encourage participation. There will be a £2 discount for CTC and AUK members as they already have insurance but non members are very welcome. All late entries, if there is space, will be £10. Please help by entering in advance.
The first 400 entries will receive a free frame number for their bikes, great on the day and a great souvenir. Finishers get a certificate. Medals and clothing will be available for purchase.
Up To 8 Hours For 63 Miles
The time limits are 3 hours 36 minutes and 8 hours for the 101 kilometres; or between 3 hours 21 minutes and 6 hours 42 minutes for the 67 kilometres “Lite.” The times include control / check point / café time.
Organiser Jim Brown said “This will be the 19th Emitremmus. Let’s see if we can break the participation record.”
Ride With CTC
Stevenage CTC organised more than 200 rides in the last twelve months.
You’ll find the full programme on www.stevenagectc.org.uk but it includes:
- Evening rides from Old Stevenage at least EVERY Wednesday at 7.15p.m. Meet near Springfield House Community Centre and the war memorial (SG1 3EJ). Expect to cycle a total of about 20 miles with a brief break in a country pub. Back about 10p.m. so please bring lights.
- Starter rides from Fairlands Valley Park EVERY Saturday at 2p.m. Meet at Costello’s Café (SG2 0BL). Sociable pace with a refreshment break in a café or tea rooms.
- A huge variety of Sunday rides from short half day trips to quite demanding “A” and challenge rides.
- Most rides are on lanes and quieter country roads but there are some off road activities. And there’s the opportunity to enjoy CTC’s national events. The club rides are free but CTC would like you to join them after you’ve enjoyed a few.
Remember CTC ride with each other not against each other. You can get more details by contacting Tina Walker (01438 235881), Alison Mills 07735 361343, Jim Brown (01438 354505 / 0793 968 7509) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling with your local CTC group is a great way to get fit and enjoy the local countryside in good company. Cycling is fun, it’s good for the environment and it’s also good for you. Stevenage CTC is the local group of CTC – the National Cycling Charity.