Our brand new road ride event, the Lupus 50/50 is a 50 mile or 50km sportive brought to you by Run & Ride Events, in conjunction with The Hibbs Lupus Trust.
Join us for a none competitive 50mile or 50km ride through the local lanes around Cannock Chase and surrounding area on Sunday 27th January. The event starts from outside the Run & Ride shop HQ and will head out following a fully signed course finishing back at the store where drinks and cake will be provided along with a raffle where some fantastic prizes will be won. For 2013 the event will also have an improved feed zone plus bigger and better signage.
Entry for the event costs £7.50 or £10.00 on the day.
All proceeds after costs will go to the Hibbs Lupus Trust.
Following the success of last year we've taken the decision to move away from local village halls and opt to start and finish the sportive from Run & Ride Shop situated on the outskirts of Cannock Chase. With plenty of free Car Parking, toilets, spares, more secure bike storage, changing room available from the HQ we hope to be able to open up the event to greater numbers than ever before.
Run and Ride
Unit 4 Chase View
The route will focus on taking in some of the roads we love to ride ourselves. Based mainly on back roads & small lanes where we love to get away from the traffic of the busy roads. Heading out over Cannock Chase the course will be fairly hilly to start with but the remainder of the route will be easier and rolling. For 2013 we'll be offering two options, the first 50km and then a longer 50mile route. Course map and gxp files will be made available soon.
9.30am - 10.30am Once signed on you'll be free to start at any point. There will be main groups leaving at 15 minute intervals should you wish you join another group and ride with others.
The event will start outside the new Run & Ride Store. For Sat Nav purposes use postcode WS12 0QU.
Free parking will be available either outside the store or in the overflow car parks (Follow signs for Chase Cafe) situated on the estate a couple of hundred yards from the store.
Helmets must be worn at all times when riding a bike.
A suitable bike in good working order must be used. This doesn't mean that you must use a Road bike. MTB's and Hybrid bikes are allowed too.
Be aware that the roads are not closed and open to traffic as normal. You ride the event at your own risk and should take care as you would riding on the road like any other time.
Signing on will be open from 8.30am and situated inside the store. All entrants must sign on before they start and collect their bike tag / refreshment voucher. Entry on the day will be available. There will be course maps available at signing on for those who are new to the area. Please ensure you also pick up the emergency contact number.
Each year our friends and family spend hours locked away in the kitchen coming up with some amazing cakes especially for the event. These will be given away free with a hot drink to each rider in exchange for your refreshment voucher. Should anybody wish to purchase something more substantial then please visit the Chase Cafe located a couple of 100 metres away. Failing that we will have an abundance of energy and recovery products that you may purchase at any time.
As with previous years we'll be hosting a raffle after the event with some excellent prizes donated by our supporters.