A new take on sportives! Sportives are mass-participation events where riders gather together, start together, ride together etc – in both small and larger groups – and therefore not acceptable under coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
Instead these Rallyé events mean riders choose their own routes and distances but book a time slot to arrive at the event village (for food stop and photographs). Only limited numbers are able to be in the village at any one time so there will still be the sense of riding in a big event – but without riders actually congregating at any one time.
There are 3 events planned:
26 July – the event village for this one is about 12 miles from home so I plan to head into Suffolk first and aim to ride about 120 or so miles that day
16 August – the event village is in Great Yarmouth; I’ve never ridden to Great Yarmouth before so I will do for this one and take in some of the Broads as well. It was to have been the Tour de Broads double weekend (2 x 100 miles) – and – for me – it still will be though I’ll be entirely on my own on the Saturday.
6 September – the event village is in Norwich – again about 12 miles away away so I plan to do my own Norfolk Broads ride first (distance tbd) before heading to Norwich and then home.