Posted Monday 28th January 2013 –
Event organisers, Kilotogo, have announced two new events to be added to the 2013 sportive calendar. Both taking place in May The Wiggle Yorkshire Weaver criss-crosses the 2014 Tour de France stage 1 and 2 routes, whilst the Wiggle Essex Explorer sets out to dispel some myths about the county.
Just like stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France, it’s set totally within Yorkshire – with 2 challenging route options, iconic climbs and picturesque scenery from the first to last pedal-stroke. The routes start and finish in the beautiful Aireville Park in the Yorkshire mill town of Skipton. Be assured, this is no ordinary sportive bike ride – you’ll be criss-crossing the route of the 2014 Tour de France stage 1 route and, to a lesser extent, stage 2. We’ve designed routes that show off the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, take you past some of Yorkshire’s magnificent woollen mill towns.
There’s some great countryside to explore by bike right here on north-east London’s doorstep. Heading out from the Brentwood HQ and you might not realise you’re so close to the hurly-burly of the City of London. Lord Sugar, Mark Cavendish and Ford Europe all have homes right here in rural Essex. The area isn’t known for being particularly hilly but Essex isn’t completely flat either. There are enough gentle undulations to put a tingle in the legs of most at some point out on the routes. Essex sometimes gets a funny sort of press and we’re here to dispel some of the myths and show that Essex has got some great cycling – quiet lanes, good surfaces, and pretty villages with weatherboard cottages – a characteristic of rural Essex.