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NEWSLETTER No 27 – May 2024

Hi – we hope this month’s offering finds you and yours fit, well and looking forward to lots of cycling challenges and adventures 😊

News from the front –

We kicked our season off on 14 April with The Ram 80-mile Yorkshire Dales Sportive where some 100+ riders joined us in Lancaster on a very blustery day in The Dales.

The Top Dog Team welcomed each and every rider, looking after them throughout their ride with hot drinks at halfway, fixing mechanical issues and returning broken riders with their bikes back to event HQ when needed.



Our new system of having event registration on the event car park, having hot drinks at both the halfway feed station and the finish, plus recycling riders event numbers all worked well and make the day run smoothly for all involved.



Once one event is completed, work begins to organise the next one, so THE RAPTOR 63 MILE FOREST of BOWLAND SPORTIVE is starting to come together and we hope you and your friends will come and join us for a day out in this little visited cycling heaven, just a short ride from our base in Lancaster.

"the raptor" 63 mile forest of bowland sportiveEntries are open so why not book a place ASAP and look forward to some challenging riding in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Coaches Corner –

Some great tips from British Cycling about eating and drinking while riding along –


Some important skills to plan and practice before your big day, to keep going and avoid crashing – physically and nutritionally.


Team Rides –


Tim is currently heading home from Gibraltar – follow his latest adventure, riding 1600 miles from the island of Gibraltar back to Gibraltar Farm (just outside Lancaster)





Chris + Lynn finally have a gap in their calendar and hope to complete a C2C ride in late May – depending on Train Strikes !!

Let us know what you are up to now the weather has started to improve 

Have a great months riding – we look forward to welcoming you back to Lancaster for THE RAPTOR on 9 June 24

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