Lots has been happening recently with Red Kite Events.
To begin with, Neil, the main man behind Red Kite Events, recently completed the London 100 event. This event was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies as a true legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Boris Johnson even took part in the ride himself, completing it in approximately 8 hours.
Neil managed a better time, taking 5½ hours to ride the 100 miles. Neil raised £787 for the charity Diabetes UK and said that the ride was good and he is already keen to take part next year.
Altogether, 17,000 people completed the closed road ride through the City of London and out into West Surrey, and it is likely this event will just continue to get bigger and better. If you fancy taking part next year and raising some money for your chosen charity, why not check out www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk for more information about 2014’s event.
On 21st July, The Breckland Devil got underway in the Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Approximately 230 riders took part and the road event in particular was excellent, with some great cycling along fast, flat roads and good local knowledge allowing the team to put together some really great routes.
The following weekend, 25th-28th July, the Devil’s Bash was held in Llanwrtyd. This is a new event quite unlike any others that are run by Red Kite Events. It involves experienced guides, who have excellent local knowledge on where all the best MTB routes are in the area, taking riders out for a fantastic day in the hills.
18 riders turned up for a weekend of guided riding, and the event was highly sociable and different to the normal events put on by Red Kite Events. Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed their stay, with lunch provided each day by the Drovers Rest and delivered out onto the route for riders to enjoy. The event was successful, and it is likely that similar events will be held again in future, for those who wish to experience the very best trails in the area.
The Winter XC series will be held throughout the winter months, with dates to be confirmed shortly. Look out for more information at www.redkite-events.co.uk, or keep your eyes peeled on Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, the dates will be given on this blog in the near future.
As well as this, we have the Devil’s Challenge 2 fast approaching on the 22nd September, once again set in Llanwrtyd Wells. This will be a sportive and MTB event, and you can already enter online.