Tour de Broads Spring 2018

Sunday 6th May

 

Pedal Revolution Events welcomes you back to The Great Yarmouth SeaLife Gardens, the Event HQ for the second Tour de Broads: Spring cycle sportive.

  • 5 Routes — 25, 50, 75, 100 mile, fully sign-posted routes plus a shorter, traffic-free family-friendly loop
  • Ride with Ex-Cannodale Team Pro Cyclist Daniele Ratto
  • Special Custom Inter-Linking Medal — Part 1 of 2-part inter-linking medal
  • Free Chips and Ice Cream for every finisher
  • Free Parking
  • Lunch & Drink Stops
  • Mechanical Support
  • NEW for 2018 — Pedal Revolution 20th Anniversary challenges

Five Routes

25 Miles

A perfect introduction to sportive riding and a great family participation event, the 25 mile route explores the picturesque, quiet, Broadland country roads of Stokesby and Fleggburgh. Stop and refill your bottles halfway at our designated drink stop.

50 Miles

The half-century ride is a good challenge to start your season of cycling, and we have a wonderful scenic route for you. Discover the Broadland waterways with 5 river crossings and flybys past Ranworth, Ormesby and Rollesby Broads. We will provide our 50 milers with three opportunities along the way to stop along the way to refill, and stretch your legs and admire the scenery at our drink stops.

75 Miles

Our 75 milers will dip their wheels into Suffolk for the first two-thirds of the course, enjoying a low-traffic route passing through Oulton Broad, the charming market town of Beccles and across the Waveney at St Olaves before heading back to event HQ for your complimentary lunch. After lunch you will head off towards Caister and quick spin along the 25 mile route before returning once again to the HQ for your well-earned medal, chips and ice cream.

100 Miles

The Century ride. Our serious riders will join the 75 milers through the 50 mile Suffolk loop and back to HQ for lunch. You will then head off for another 50, following the same route as our 50 milers towards South Walsham and Wroxham and Horning. Before hopefully enjoying a tailwind all the way back through Potter Heigham and Ormesby back to the Event HQ where you can wear your 100 mile medal with pride and enjoy the well-earned kudos and chapeau! from your fellow riders and the Tour de Broads Team.

Family Ride

The Tour de Broads South event will also include an alternative shorter tour for younger members of the family to enjoy. The ride should take around an hour and will utilise traffic-free roads. All riders will get an exclusive Tour de Broads family ride medal.


Ride with Ex-Cannodale Team Pro Cyclist Daniele Ratto

Ever wondered what it’s like to ride the Grand Tours with a pro team? Win a stage of La Veulta a Espana and have Peter Sagan and Vincenzo Nibali as team mates? Ex-Cannondale pro cyclist joins us as a guest of Pedal Revolution. You can ask him everything you wanted to know about life as a pro in a top team and ride alongside him. More details about Danielle Ratto riding the Spring Tour de Broads.

 

Daniele Ratto rides the Tour de Broads Spring


Special Inter-linking Medal


All riders who complete their ride will receive the first part of our two-part interlinking Tour de Broads 2018 mega-medal. The medal will come with a different ribbon depending on the distance completed. Ride the Tour de Broads Summer in August to complete the set.


Free Ice Cream, Free Chips

All riders who complete their route will also receive a voucher for a celebratory portion of chips and an ice cream courtesy of the Beach House cafe.


Free Parking

Your downloadable rider pack includes a FREE parking pass to use in one of Great Yarmouth’s participating pay & display car parks. You will need to print the pass and display it in the windscreen of your car to benefit for free all-day parking. Parking is only available at North Drive (NR30 1ED), Beach Coach Station (NR30 1EN) and St Nicholas Road (NR30 3JP). Full details on car parking can be found in your downloadable rider information pack.


Lunch and Drink stops

All riders who have entered the 75 or 100 mile rides are entitled to a complimentary meal deal style lunch. On completing the first 50 miles of your route, you will return to the event HQ to be feed and watered.
There are numerous opportunities along all routes to stop at the designated water stops to refill your water bottles. There will also be opportunities to buy hot drinks and snacks at certain stops.

Please contact us if you have any specific dietary needs


Mechanical Support

We will have our qualified mechanics at the venue to check over your bike pre-ride. There will also be an SOS hotline to summon our mobile mechanic should you have any mechanical issues en route.


Pedal Revolution 20th Anniversary Challenges

New for 2018, to celebrate Pedal Revolution’s 20th anniversary, there will be the opportunity to claim a special free limited edition souvenir.

Up A Gear

Take Your Riding To The Next Level

Challenge yourself and reward your progress by completing a further distance in the Tour de Broads Summer event than you did in the Spring event and qualify for a special limited addition free gift courtesy of Pedal Revolution.

 

The Grand Tour

Complete 3 of our 2018 events to claim a special free limited edition anniversary souvenirs.
Complete all 4 for an extra special prize.