The inaugural Fatbirds-Titanium Ti Ride aims to bring together like-minded riders and connoisseurs of that most exotic and aspirational of all bike frame materials – titanium.
In a world of mass-production where quality control ensures everything is exactly the same and frames are produced in huge volumes to deliver corporate economies of scale, the 21st century titanium bike manufacturers still hand-craft frames in the traditional way and incorporate the latest frame technologies like tapered headtubes, internal cabling and hydraulic disc brakes.
The Fatbirds-Titanium Ti-Ride is a short 25 mile spin from our Whitlingham event village but it is more about the journey and spectacle of gathering hundreds of titanium loving connoisseurs together from around Europe to celebrate and enjoy the thrill of a titanium ride and share some craic together.
The Ti Ride Grand Depart will create a startline with a glow of silvery titanium and we aim to create the biggest titanium only peloton Europe has ever seen. Each entrant receives a souvenir rider plaque and post-ride refreshment from event Partners Adnams Ales or from our artisan coffee and soft drink partners plus a fabulous collectors edition finishers medal. You will also be offered entry into the RetroRide Concours d’Elegance Ti Bike of Day class or you can park you treasured ride with other bikes from the same stable as our titanium partners from J.Guillem, Van Nicholas, Litespeed, Enigma, Kinesis, Lynskey and Genesis have their own branded bike racks!
Here is what you can expect when you sign-up:
- Ti only 25 mile fully supported and sign-posted route with drinks stop plus additional gift when you sign-up to the next day’s Tour de Broads Sportive
- Souvenir Inaugural TiRide rider plaque for your bike
- Parade through the finishing line area and event village
- Hang your bike in the branded enclosures
- Invitation to enter our informal RetroRide Concours d’Elegance and Pride of Ownership in the Ti Class
- Complementary refreshment in the event village
- Goodie bag
If you have never ridden a titanium bike, our event partners J.Guillem are bringing a large fleet of Ti demo road, gravel and endurance bikes that be booked for the ride or test ridden over the weekend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01553 970097 for details.
Ti Ride participants are warmly encouraged to make a weekend of it by riding the following day’s Tour de Broads and to say thank you we will offer you a free pint of Adnams ale or a zero alcohol beer, artisan coffee or your favourite soft drink on us! Just bring both rider plaques on the Sunday to claim your gift.
Nothing looks, feels and rides like a titanium frame. It has the spring and compliance of a steel frame, comparable weight to a carbon frame and does not fatigue, corrode and can not be chipped or dented! Fatbirds-Titanium offers the largest independent choice of titanium bikes in the UK and our impartial and knowledgeable team will be on hand to introduce you to a titanium bike that matches and stretches your cycling goals. Read our independent Ti-Bike guide here.