BIG RED RIDE 2019
03 - 03 - 19
Get the date in your diary and worship the weather Gods however you choose... It's MRC's BIG RED RIDE 2019.
#MRC #MansfieldRC #BRR #BigRedRide
Those who have ridden the event before (last time 2 years ago thanks to last year's icy conditions) will need no introduction to the Big Red Ride.
For those yet to sample its delights... it's probably one of the area's biggest mass participation bike rides - its not a race - not a sportive - not a charity ride - or a time trial or clubrun... it's a reliability trial, something that has been popular with clubs and individuals since the fifties.
Riders set off in groups of differing abilities with the aim of completing the pre-determined route within specified times - thus proving if they are 'reliable' or not.... Simple really.
The BRR has something for everyone - a steady ride for those who want a leisurely ride through some of north Nottinghamshire's best cycling roads; an intermediate ride for those who want to step the pace but still want to be able to breathe enough for a chat en-route or; a downright leg-breaking challenge (it's not race.).
There will as usual be the choice of a long or short route which are available prior to the event. This year's routes will be new and exciting so keep a look out on the Facebook and Strava Events for details nearer the event:
Everyone is welcome to come along and join-in, individuals, clubs or teams. Any type of bike and any ability level.
The event headquarters will be the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Road, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8LL, where ample safe parking & changing rooms will be available. There will also be food and drink available to purchase before and after the event.
The routes are a real tour of some of the districts nicest and enjoyable cycling roads and lanes, passing through some really beautiful countryside.
It's a cycling challenge with something for everyone so please spread the word and lets have a day to remember - with all riders finishing wearing a smile and wanting to come back for more...
Important information: The event is not open to people under the age of 18, routes are provided for the event but other than that you will need to be self supported to be able to cope with mechanical failures & weather conditions etc and also be capable of riding the course. The event cost is £5 with a non-refundable admin fee of 27p, payment electronically is available though the link below or on the day with cash. The routes will be provided by email to those who have pre-entered and available on the day for those paying on the day.
John Fretwell Centre
Sookholme Rd, NG19 8LL Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
3rd March 2019
Registration from 8am with a prompt 9am start.
Entry is via online store pay by card only.
£5 cash entry is also accepted on the day of event.
Facilities- Food, Showers, Toilets, Parking
There will be various guest stands on the day also including British Bike Hire & Synergy.