Hoppers Rollers 2 – Tour de Trough this time it’s for real!

Date: 18 September 2012

Saturday 2 March sees the Hoppers Rollers try again to circumnavigate the Trough of Bowland.  The unique combination of cycling and rugby involves a morning cycle followed by lunch and then watching the 1st XV host Stockport.

Meet at 7:30 for breakfast with a start of 8.15am. Lunch is served at 1.00pm with the match kicking off at 2.30. The cost is £25 to enter.

There will smaller groups setting off at slightly staggered times with meet up points along the way and a cafe stop planned at Dunsop Bridge.  Route maps to be provided (Cally!).

The route is just under 46 miles in total,  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ROUTE The ride is open to cyclists of all abilities and can be ridden socially without taking part in the time trials. Non members are also welcome so please bring your friends.

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Entrants will be able to take part in a sprint challenge and a ‘King of the Mountains’ time trial.  Once riders return to the club there will be prizes presented during lunch and then the chance to watch the 1st XV take on Stockport.

The sprint and KOM will be timed using the Strava app or using a Garmin cycle computer.  Go to the Strava website and register then search clubs and join the Hoppers Rollers club..

If you want to compete you will need to register with Strava, beg, steal or borrow a garmin, iphone or android and put the app on your phone.

The sprint will take place along Duckett’s Lane near Claughton this can be viewed below. Click on the map for more detail.

The KOM will be timed on the category 4 ascent of the Trough of Bowland from Marshaw. Climbing 485 feet over 2.7 miles to the top at an elevation just below 1000ft,  route can be viewed below. Again click on the map for a close up.

To book your place please ring 01772 863546, email info@pgrfc.co.uk or fill out the form below.

Disclaimer:  The ride is meant as a social ride, it is on public roads with no marshalling and directional signs and is open to anyone.   The sprint elements are not timed by the organisers but utilise publicly available software for comparison.  Participants are responsible for their own safety and should ensure they are fit enough and well equipped to participate and Preston Grasshoppers accept no liability for losses or accidents on the ride.

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