RIDE IT

RIDE IT Watlington 2018

Saturday MTB Ride - This route has been carefully planned by local members of staff and is a fantastic off-road experience from start to finish. The natural gradients of the area make for a dramatic ride which features both beautiful tree-lined trails and fast-paced single-track. We’ve made sure to include some flinty descents, tough climbs and fast ridge top trails. Sunday Sportive - Ideally situated in the Oxfordshire countryside, this ride will explore the Chilterns and it'll soon become obvious why it's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route will throw up a great selection of climbs to attack and plenty of fast descents to complement. The natural gradients of this area make for a demanding ride that will challenge riders from start to finish. …

RIDE IT Wiltshire Sportive 2018

A popular autumn event, our RIDE IT Wiltshire Sportive offers some spectacular riding in an area steeped in history. Taking place on Sunday 21st October and starting from Wiltshire College's Lackham House we're well placed to produce a fantastic route that explores the best of the northern part of the county. The ride is predominantly undulating countryside, but will of course throw up a few hills along the way. We'll take in some of the best landmarks in the area, including the famous Wiltshire White Horses and Hackpen Hill. The Vale of Pewsey and the Marlborough Downs will provide an array of classic Southern English scenery, for what is set to be another great day of road cycling.…

RIDE IT Cannock 2018

Now in its seventh year, this ride is a favourite amongst staff and participants Saturday MTB Ride - The route is entirely within the confines of Cannock Chase, giving us incredible scenery and spectacular riding from start to finish. We start on a stretch of fantastic single track before heading off to explore some of the manmade trails on the Chase. A variety of great trail riding, including an abundance of fast paced woodland terrain, make this ride a brilliant day of off-road cycling. As with all RIDE IT events, there will be well stocked High5 feed stations along the route, friendly staff and fellow riders throughout! Sunday Sportive - Leaving Cannock Chase on tree lines roads we soon head out into the countryside, riding over Blithfield Reservoir and on to the steepest climb of the day, Buttermilk Hill (a modest 13%!). We take you through the pretty village of Tixal, full of wonderful architecture to keep your eyes occupied as well as your legs. A generous supply of High5 energy products and cake should keep you going before a final climb into the Chase and back to base.…

RIDE IT North Wales Sportive 2018

This weekend we’re heading just over the border into the North Wales Borderlands for our RIDE IT North Wales sportive. Starting from the town of Mold on Sunday 30th September we’re based close to the Clwydian Range, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the routes offers some stunning scenery on some wonderfully remote roads with a few challenging hills thrown in for good measure. …

RIDE IT Worcester Sportive 2018

Our RIDE IT Worcester Sportive sees us heading back to Worcester Racecourse and the Malvern Hills on Sunday 23rd September for a challenging ride marking the end of summer and start of autumn. Whilst the distances aren’t quite as long as some of our summer rides you can expect some great scenery as well as a few challenging climbs along the way to test your legs. Starting from Worcester Racecourse we’re quickly outside the city and then onto quieter country roads heading towards Great Malvern and the Malvern Hills, a designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.…

RIDE IT South Wales Sportive 2018

We’re heading to the Parc Bryn Back country park in Tredegar for the South Wales round of our RIDE IT series. There will be a choice of road sportive rides on Sunday 16th September which will see riders take on some challenging terrain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The event is one of the tougher rides in our RIDE IT series but the scenery and descents make all the effort on the climbs worthwhile.…

RIDE IT South Wales MTB 2018

We’re heading to the Parc Bryn Back country park in Tredegar for the South Wales round of our RIDE IT series. There will be a choice of mountain bike rides on Saturday 15th September which will see riders climb towards Trefil before heading past the stunning Talybont Reservoir and a host of exhilarating forest trails.…

RIDE IT Ashdown Sportive 2018

We’re returning to the National Trust’s Sheffield Park Gardens near Uckfield in East Sussex for our RIDE IT Ashdown Sportive on Saturday 8th September 2018. Not being far from the Evans Cycles HQ means it’s on home riding turf for a lot of the Evans Cycles staff so we’ve used our local knowledge to come up with a great route that takes in some well known climbs as well as some of the less well known lanes that the area has to offer.…

RIDE IT Berkshire Downs

Hi All Welcome to the first RIDE IT Berkshire Downs! We have some great routes out there on Sunday with some challenging climbs. The Medium and Long both take on Combe Gibbet which is featured in the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs book and has great views from the top. The Long loop takes in two climbs up on to the Ridgeway, the second of which is Blowingstone Hill which is named after the Blowing stone at the bottom. …

RIDE IT Peak District 2018

We're up in the Peaks getting ready to set out the courses for this weekends event. As we haven't been out yet I can't give you any trail conditions but there's been little rain and the drains pretty well so hopefully it'll all be dry under wheel at the weekend! As always, it's going to be a tough ride no matter which day you are signed up for but you are going to be treated to some great scenery to distract you from the pain. There's a reason this ride is 5/5 on the difficult rating.…