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Still time to Ride with Brad
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Posted on: Wednesday 7th August 2013


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After the success of Sunday's RideLondon, there are still entries available for this Sunday's Ride with Brad event in Lancashire, the chance to ride alongside 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins plus fellow Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King.


This Sunday 11th August, Sir Bradley Wiggins will be taking to the Lancashire countryside in the second annual Ride with Brad charity sportive. Places are still available and entries will remain open for anyone wanting to join him right up until the day itself.

This year, participants will also get to share the experience with Sir Bradley’s fellow Olympic champions Laura Trott and Dani King. The girls will be joined on Sunday by two of their Wiggle-Honda teammates; Junior World Champion Elinor Barker and teammate and manager, Rochelle Gilmore.

Sir Bradley Wiggins first established the event last year to launch his registered charity, the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, which aids young people in getting involved and developing their potential in sport. The inaugural event was a huge success, and so Ride with Brad has returned for 2013 to give thousands more the opportunity to ride with Britain’s first-ever winner of the yellow jersey and directly support his Foundation.

Places are still available to ride the event, and last-minute entrants will even be able to sign up on Sunday morning at the event site in Barnoldswick (online entry will close on Thursday midnight). There are three choices of distances available – 160km, 100km and a 50km route, which has been added this year for less experienced riders. All three routes start and finish in the Lancashire town of Barnoldswick, taking in beautiful views of the Ribble valley and covering roads Sir Bradley regularly trains on.

Sir Bradley Wiggins said; “With the World Championships coming up next month I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead of me, so I’m really looking forward to riding this sportive and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.”

He continued: “It’s been fantastic to see that so many people have signed up to come and ride with me and the Wiggle-Honda team at the weekend, and we’re hoping to get even more signing up in these last few days.

“To anyone that’s thinking of giving it a go but isn’t quite sure, my advice would be for them to come along and get stuck in, maybe starting with the 50km route. We’ve designed the routes to be challenging but fun – the most important thing is that everyone who comes to ride with us on Sunday enjoys themselves and has a great day out for a great cause.”

One year on, with the Olympic spirit still going strong and Britain enjoying a second summer of success in sport, organisers Pennine Events, are encouraging spectators to come along and cheer on Sir Bradley Wiggins, Team Wiggle-Honda and the many participants along the route.

To ensure that fans and the family and friends of those riding the event remain entertained throughout the day there will be a Cycle Show and Festival of Sport taking place at the event village, with cycling as well as many other sport activities for the public to try out.

Entry for the 160km and 100km routes will cost £40 and the 50km route will cost £35. There is a £5 surcharge for entries taken on the day.

For further information on the route, event details and how to enter please visit http://www.ridewithbrad.com.


 
 
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