Don’t back pedal now…sign up for the Devon Summer Tour today!

Tour of Britain cycle race

Posted on: 13 July 2018

New and experienced cyclists across Devon are urged to get on their bikes this summer to be in with a chance to win VIP tickets for this year’s Tour of Britain or even a new bike.

Stage 2 of the race takes place on Monday September 3, starting in Cranbrook, East Devon and finishing in Barnstaple, North Devon.

Now, as a warm up to the race, Devon County Council’s ‘Travel Devon’ team together with Love to Ride has launched the Devon Summer Tour.

From Monday 16 July to Sunday 12 August cyclists are encouraged to register here  and form a social team of six riders – just like in the Tour of Britain.

You and your team will earn points by riding and encouraging others to ride, giving you a chance to win VIP tickets to the start or finish of the Devon stage.

Rides can be logged by adding a ride on your profile page or connecting an app to your account. The more points you have the more likely you and your team are likely to win a prize.

New riders in your team will receive double day and miles points, while extra points can be earned for encouraging new and less experienced cyclists.

Other prizes on offer include a chance to ride in a Tour of Britain race convoy vehicle as the race takes place and a £500 voucher for you to spend at a local bike shop.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Councillor Stuart HughesHighways Management said: “This is great fun way to encourage family and friends to ride, especially those who want to give cycling a go but are perhaps not confident on two wheels.
“So why not buddy up and get a team together for a little friendly competition. Enjoy the build-up to the Tour of Britain and have a chance of winning some great prizes, including the chance of getting the best seat in the house on race day, from a race convoy vehicle!
“And for those who need to brush up on their skills and boost their confidence a little, why not try one of our free cycle confidence sessions.”

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