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June - Virgin Cyclone Challenge 2015

June - Virgin Money Cyclone Saturday 18th 2016

106 mile open road event, Northumberland. The Virgin Money Cyclone Challenge rides are now recognised as one of the premier cycling events in the UK where non competitive cyclists can test their fitness and set themselves a personal challenge. The event is part of the UCI Golden Wheel series and attracts riders from both inside and outside the UK. 

Serious challenge for the more experienced cyclists or those who are very fit. The route is very hilly with 2374m (7789ft) of climbing. The route is very choppy with 8 significant climbs and the highest point is Troughend Common (340m), west of Otterburn in the Cheviot Hills. There are 4 feed stations on this route at Forestburngate, Elsdon, Wark and Stamfordham.  Riders competing this distance will have the additional challenge of achieving Gold, Silver or Bronze Standard for their ride.

The standards are set as follows:
- Gold Standard - under 5hrs 40 mins
- Silver Standard - 5hrs 41 mins - 6hrs 30mins
- Bronze Standard - over 6hrs 31mins.
Want to get involved? Contact Darren today and we'll sign you up!


If you would like to take part, please get in contact with Darren Grooms.