Travel to Albi – High Demand

The official travel partner of the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships is Sports Tours International.  STI are offering a range of travel packages for the Worlds aimed at different price points and duration.    Those rider looking to take a short  break for the Worlds should look no further than the STI options.  These are proving very popular so don’t wait too long to book your package. With over 1500 British competitors are expected to travel to Albi this year travel to Albi and convenient accommodation will be in high demand.

Take look at the  STI travel options HERE

Official Masters Team GB Kit Ordering Deadline

The deadlines for ordering your Masters Team GB kit are almost upon us.

The Endura skinsuits are available for guaranteed delivery before Albi until Saturday 1st July.

Order HERE

The personalised Godfrey road race kit is available for order until Thursday 6th July for guaranteed delivery before Albi.

Order HERE

Footnote – Anyone who raced the Chrono in Denmark in 2015 will remember that a rather flustered guy from an unofficial  British skin-suit brand was running around the start area trying to find his customers to distribute kit to.  His customers were waiting for the biggest race of the year and didn’t have any kit to ride in.  Our kit partners, Endura and Godfrey Bikewear, are experienced at dealing with the July / August demand for the Worlds kit and offer assurances about delivery ahead of time.

 

Deadlines for Albi

We have been in discussion with the UCI about the nature of queries coming from British competitors.  There are a few key pieces of information being requested which we said we’d circulate:

Q What is the deadline for entering the Worlds.

A Entries will be accepted up until one week before the Worlds commence.  The Worlds commence on  Thursday 24th for the Time Trial.

Q What type of license do  I need?

A Membership of British Cycling to Silver or Gold RACE level with the additional purchase of a full race license.  The free provisional license is not acceptable.  See BLOG feature HERE

DEADLINES FOR OFFICIAL GB MASTERS KIT PURCHASE

Endura Skinsuit – Ordering deadline 1st July 2017.

BUY HERE

Godfrey Road Race – personalised with name – Ordering deadline is Thursday 6th July.  If you are travelling out to France early then let Godfrey know so that your order can be prioritised.

BUY HERE

 

UCI invitations to Albi are out! Buy your kit and travel essentials now!

We have 10 weeks to go to the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi …a little less for the time trial.  We recommend that you act on the invitation quickly and also plan your travel, training and race kit.

Across ToA and ToC over 2500 invitations have been sent out for the Time Trial and the Road Race.  Based upon interest levels we expect that at least 1500 competitors will travel to Albi from the UK.  The demand for kit, travel and training will be very high from today!  Act now and book everything you need.

Recalls – there will also be recalls for certain age / gender classifications in around two -three weeks time dependent upon uptake.  Age / gender classifications where recall will not happen are M40-44, M45-49 and M50-54.

 

BUY YOUR ALBI ESSENTIALS HERE

Endura are the authorised providers of the GB Masters skinsuits.  Buy HERE

Godfrey are the authorised providers of the GB Masters road race and travel kit.  Buy HERE

Sports Tours International are the official UCI travel partner for Albi.  Buy HERE

KASK Helmet Deal for the Worlds

Rutland Cycling and Kask are offering a special deal on the GB Flag Kask Mojito and the While and Red Protone helmets for those travelling to the Worlds Road Race.

Buy Mojito HERE – Promocode UCIMOJITO

Buy Protone HERE – Promocode UCIPROTONE

TRAINING FOR ALBI

Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching is the recommend partner for getting you in shape to do your best.

If you have qualified to compete, let us help you reach your true potential! We will develop you a unique, 3-month coaching program.

All training plans from Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching are bespoke to each rider and tailored to suit individual needs. We look at your lifestyle, such as work, family commitments and training time available and after taking all of this in to consideration we work out a plan that will help you reach your – long or short term – goals.

Available immediately and specifically for people who are competing in Albi, our 3 month coaching package for £450* includes the following:

  • Full consultation looking at training history and fitness through Skype with Matt Bottrill and your designated coach.
  • Unlimited contact with your coach via email or telephone
  • A coaching plan designed around your life and training time available
  • Unlimited changes to your plan – if something crops up to prevent you from training we will move things around for you.
  • Training Peaks account provided where your training is set, tracked and feedback is provided

This is a 3 month coaching package with no notice period, so what have you got to lose? Let us help you get in shape for Albi.

(*Options are available to pay in monthly installment)

 

 

 

UCI Worlds Invitations

The results from the Tour of Cambridgeshire are now finalised and on the ToC website under Rider Info tab on the navigation bar.  These have been passed to the UCI and it is expected that invitations for the Time Trial and Gran Fondo in Albi will be issued early next week.

Please note that when you are accepting the invitation and entering each event you will be asked to upload a copy of your BC Membership with FULL Racing License and your medical certificate. It is not possible to complete the entry without doing this.  We suggest that you get your documents ready in a suitable format to upload before you start.

Sportograf Gran Fondo and Chrono Photographs Available Now!

You no doubt saw the Sportgraf guys around the circuits and the HQ last weekend.  There was a team of over 40 photographers on foot, in the hedgerows , on motorcycles and in the air in a microlight.  The photos are astonishing.  Over 300,000 images were captured.

The deal for the Foto Flat is that you pay a single flat price of £21.99 and get the all of original digital images taken of you to download.

The photos are available – have your race number to hand.  Buy your FotoFlat here:

SPORTOGRAF-PHOTOS

 

 

 

 

 

ToC 2018 Tour Classic Early Bird Entries Open

Thank you for your interest in the inaugural Tour Classic in Cambridgeshire last weekend.  We hope you enjoyed it and will tell your friends about it for next year.

We got a nice film from the Cicli Artigianali boys which we thought we’d share CLICK-HERE

We have opened up entries for ToC 2018 and are offering an early bird price for a limited period for those valued customers who supported us. ENTER-HERE

ToC 2018 Chrono Entries Selling Out Fast

 

 

Thanks for your interest in the Tour of Cambridgeshire Chrono last weekend.  We hope you enjoyed it.

Early bird entries for ToC 2018 are open to give valued customers the chance of a preferential price to ride the Chrono next year and possibly qualify for Varese (near Milan).

The entries are selling out fast as word spreads and we don’t want past riders to miss out on a place.

Secure your place now ENTER-HERE

By the way we’ve seen a load of the Sportograf images and they are incredible.  We hope to have them available very soon.

 

 

 

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