So, it's not my usual blog (and yes, I know, I've not posted for quite a while - that'll change soon!) but here's some info on Mike's Warwickshire 100 that I'm organising... and it's next weekend!
Mike's Warwickshire 100 set to be a huge success!
Sunday 11th March, Mike Vaughan Cycles put on their 2nd ever Mike's Warwickshire 100.
In 2011, the shop staff at Mike Vaughan Cycles decided to create a “Reliability” style event to celebrate the shop's 50th anniversary and to raise funds for the Myton Hospices. Despite some poor weather early on in the day, over 100 riders completed the long route (originally planned as 100km, hence the name but was, in fact 112km) with about 25 riding the short route. This ride raised £771 for Myton, an amount well above anyone's expectations.
For 2012 Matt Clinton and Scott Hall have created two new routes, the short one at 38miles and a revised longer route of 70miles. For the riders who want to make their legs hurt, there's two optional loops off the 70mile ride, adding 5miles and 200m of climbing over the Cotswolds.
Many people have already pre-entered the event and initial estimates suggest doubling the 2011 entrants to over 200, with many people coming from far afield, such as Sheffield, Derby and Milton Keynes.
Every rider signing on will received a free Torq bar or gel (thanks to Paligap), as well as a route map. The route is not signed on the roads, so these are essential! Maps and GPS links are available from our Facebook page or website.
Parking is limited at the Rugby Club, so we ask if riders can car-share if possible, or even ride out!
Group timings will be as follows (subject to rider numbers):
9.30am - 5hr group for long route
9.40am - 4.5hr group for long route
9.50am - 4hr group for long route
10.00am - Short route (38mile)
Entry is £5.00 – 100% of which goes to the Myton Hospices. Gift Aid envelopes for additional donations will also be made available.
HQ: Kenilworth Rugby Club, Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2AJ
For more info visit:
Mike Vaughan Cycles
3 High Street
tel: 01926 853944