Etape du Tour 2015

Background

Saturday, 13th June 2015 sees the second running of our Harrogate to Harrogate Etape du Tour. This is based loosely on the route taken by last year’s stage 1 of the Tour de France. It’s a distance of 125 miles.

We will again be using this opportunity to raise funds for club member Keith Alderson’s granddaughter, Gabrielle, to aid in her fight against Neuroblastoma, an agressive childhood cancer. If riders taking part would like to throw in to the collection some of the money that they would normally spend entering a sportive then it would be much appreciated.

If anyone doesn’t wish to do the 125 mile ride then there is an alternative 33 mile route available.

As last year we will be using Harrogate Fire Station as the departure point. Car parking space will be available there for up to 20 cars.

Ride plan

As always these rides are self supporting so everyone must make sure they have enough spares and money and be familiar with the route. We will let the riders naturally split into ability groups once on the road.

Route

Here’s the full route on RidewithGPS and here’s the associated cue sheet.

Itinerary

  • Meet at Harrogate Fire Station at 9:00 am.
  • Roll out about 9:30 am.
  • Ride route
  • Finish at the Fire Station.
  • Don’t forget to enjoy the ride!

Post ride

After the ride some riders are staying over in the Travelodge in Harrogate for a Saturday night out. If you’re interested in joining them please contact Dave Kirton.

The Gabrielle Alderson Appeal

If anyone would like to help raise money for Gabrielle please download a a sponsor form. For further information look on look on Facebook for the Gabrielle Alderson’s Appeal.The money goes to the charity set up to help Gabrielle and her family directly.

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