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This Sunday we’ll have two Rapha H-Vans serving as Women’s 100 ride hubs – if you’ll be in Surrey or the Peaks, include a stop at the H-Van along your route for coffee and food.
Brewing from 11am to 3pm.
Surrey: Ranmore Common Road (just off North Downs Way)
The Peaks: Eyam Museum Car Park, S32 5QP
On the 20th July, women all over the world will ride 100km as part of the Rapha Women’s 100. Last year, more than 4000 women took part, from seasoned pros to cycling newcomers, and this year we’re looking to double that number.
With the Women’s 100 little over a month away, and in preparation we have organised a number of events and training rides.
There are rides happening everywhere, including some hosted by Rapha. Read on for details about our Women’s 100 rides, training rides, and seminar evening at the Rapha Cycle Club London.
25th June Women’s 100 Evening at the Rapha Cycle Club London
Guests speakers will give presentations on three elements of riding – the head, the body, and the bike; from nutritional advice, training and maintaining your body to bike essentials for riding 100km. Doors open at 7pm for wine and snacks.
29th June – Northern Training Ride
Last year, we hosted a training ride finishing at Nonna’s Restaurant, Chesterfield. It was so much fun that we’re heading back this year. The route is a fully signed, hilly, tough and rewarding 60km. We will be stocking a feed stop half way, and ride will be followed with a pasta party at Nonna’s.
- Start – Nonna’s Restaurant, 131 Chatsworth Rd, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 2AH
- Time – Meet at 10am for an 11am departure
- Distance – 60km
Women’s Rides from the Rapha Cycle Club London
The Cycle Club on Brewer Street hosts regular women’s rides. There’s a weekly ride around Regent’s Park on a Wednesday, meeting at the Cycle Club at 6pm. Every second Sunday, there’s a longer ride of between 80 and 100km.
There are limited spaces available on the rides. Follow @raphacycleclub for details on signing up for a ride.
Sunday ride schedule:
15th June – Hampton Court / 29th June – Kent and the South Downs / 13th July – Richmond Park
20th July – The Women’s 100 Official UK Rapha Rides
In the UK we’ll be running two official Rapha Women’s 100 rides from London and from Chesterfield. Rapha H-Vans will be the feed stops for both rides, stocked with food, drink and tools, and if you are running a ride we invite you to use these as your hub or midpoint stop.
This ride will start and finish at Nonnas in Chesterfield riding into the Peak District for a hilly 100km meeting the h-van at the 50km point in the Peaks before heading pack to Nonnas for pasta and celebratory drinks.
RSVP for the North ride here » http://bit.ly/womens100north
Meeting at Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park, we’ll set off in groups for a 100km ride to meet the H-van in Surrey. We’ll then head back to London to finish at the Cycle Club for celebratory drinks.
RSVP for the South ride here » http://bit.ly/Womens100south
GPS files of the routes will be published shortly.
Stay Up To Date
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