The Raid Pyrenees is a fabled “randonee” from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. It is over 700 km in length and crosses 19 of the most iconic cols of the Pyrenees. You can do it officially, in accordance with the rules of the Cyclo Club Béarnais, between June and the end of September in under 100 hours and earn a medal and a diploma (very French!).
They say a dog is a man’s best friend. One little pup from China has shown to be just that by following a group of cyclists across the country after being given some food by one rider.
BBC’s annual charity telethon Children in Need airs on Friday this week and as per usual there are lots of cycling themed fundraising rides taking place. One such ride is the week long tour by Staffordshire rock band the Lost Scenes, who will be cycling 200 miles from London to Manchester and playing gigs along the way.
A short while ago we gave a shout out to the Able Child Africa 2012 Cycle Tour from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro. It will be an amazing ride and also provide an opportunity to see some of the important work that Able Child Africa supports in the region.
A London to Edinburgh cycle route is the kind of challenge we appreciate. Particularly when the 400 miles are ridden over only 5 days. This is the challenge being set for the riders in the Place2Be charity ride, organised by the Quintessentially Foundation, which takes place between 20 and 24 July 2011 and for which registrations are now open.
Most people will need to undertake specific training in order to complete a multi-day cycle tour. Cycling for several hours on consecutive days requires strength and fitness. Only a few people will be able to ride a cycle tour comfortably without any training.