Vélo North – a major new closed road sportive and the first of its kind for the North of England.
100 mile & 50 mile route options, both starting in the heart of Durham City Centre where up to 15,000 riders will go on a breathtaking journey through the spectacular North Pennines countryside. Entries open on Thursday March 7thon a first come first served basis exclusively to everyone who has preregistered by that date. Prostate Cancer UK confirmed as Lead Charity Partner of Vélo North
Supported by Durham County Council, this brand-new festival of cycling will provide 15,000 riders of all abilities with the opportunity to explore the beautiful County Durham countryside on fully closed roads on Sunday September 1. At the heart of the Vélo North offering is a 100 mile route that will take thousands of riders on a challenging but spectacular journey through the beautiful North Pennines. Starting and finishing in the heart of Durham City Centre in the shadow of Durham Cathedral, the event will take riders on an unforgettable journey through rolling countryside, passing through beautiful towns and villages.
The event will also offer a shorter, 50 mile closed road route, offering riders the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding on closed roads. Vélo North will also feature a diverse programme of community events and activities aimed at encouraging people to take up the sport of cycling and lead a healthier, more active lifestyle.
With thousands of participants expected to travel from across the UK to participate in Vélo North, the event will help showcase and raise the profile of County Durham as well as providing significant economic impact for the region. The event will also provide a major fundraising platform for a number of local and national charities, with Prostate Cancer UK – Vélo North’s lead charity partner – aiming to raise in excess of £250,000.
Vélo North is another exciting event in Durham's 2019 line-up that is showcasing the region as a leader when it comes to hosting major cultural and sporting events.
As the only closed road sportive in the North of England, Vélo North places are expected to be in high demand. Entry details here https://www.velonorth.com/enter-velo-north/
Prostate Cancer UK confirmed as Lead Charity Partner of Vélo North
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