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The Tour Ride East Anglia will now kick off a big weekend of cycling for East Anglia this September, as the mass participation event switches to Saturday 8th September, the day before The Tour of Britain’s Grand Depart in Ipswich.
Amateur cyclists from across the UK will now have the chance to ride the route of Stage One of The Tour of Britain just 24-hours before some of the world’s top cycling names take to the roads of Suffolk and Norfolk.
Riders will continue to have the choice of a Pro Ride event, replicating the entire 200-kilometre stage from Ipswich to the Norfolk Showground, while a shorter 92-kilometre Challenge Ride will take cyclists from Great Yarmouth to the showground finish.
The Adnams supported Stage One of The Tour of Britain follows a day later, starting from Ipswich’s Waterfront and finishing on the Norfolk Showground, giving participants in The Tour Ride the chance to stay on in the area and experience Britain’s biggest professional cycle race.
To celebrate the big weekend of cycling in East Anglia, anyone who signs up for The Tour Ride East Anglia before Thursday 12th July will claim 10% off the cost of entry upon using the code 20RNS12 when registering.
The Tour Rides offer a great chance to fundraise for charity in 2012, whatever the cause, while taking on the challenge of a Tour of Britain stage.
Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and 2011 Tour of Britain stage winner Mark Renshaw, is encouraging British cyclists to get behind Right To Play, who use sport and play to change the lives of children in the developing world. "I am happy to be an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play and would urge everyone who will take part in The Tour Rides associated with The Tour of Britain to raise funds for this great charity. I had a great time at The Tour of Britain last year winning a stage. I hope this fantastic event will encourage you get out on your bike and help change children's lives around the world.”
Participants in The Tour Ride East Anglia will enjoy full support from The Tour’s Official Neutral Service provider Specialized, plus products from Official Suppliers Maxifuel, Soreen and Highland Spring at three well-stocked feed stations en route, each of which be run in conjunction with a nearby Adnams establishment.
Every Tour Ride entrant will also receive a Tour Goody Bag and a medal to commemorate their ride on the Stage One route.
Details on discounts for group bookings, and information on transfer options between the starts and finish can be found by visiting www.tourride.co.uk