17th July 2018
For the second year running, FORCE and Bike Shed are hosting the Autumn Series bike rides – The Autumn Storm and the Autumn Breeze. The Autumn Series is an end-of-season cycle sportive for all abilities. A choice of 2 routes and light feed stations are part of the charm of this inviting, friendly sportive.
The event will take place on Sunday 30th September 2018.
Both routes will begin at Clyst Vale Community College in Broadclyst. Cyclists will be on staggered starts in small batches between 8am and 8:30am.
The Autumn Series 30 mile map (Autumn Breeze) will take in the areas around Payhembury, Broadhembury, Kentisbeare, Clyst Hydon and Talaton.
The Autumn Series 55 mile map (Autumn Storm) incorporates the above with additional mileage covering Churchinford, Hemyock and Dunkeswell – with a few hills to accompany the amazing scenery!
Both routes will offer simple refreshments for the cyclists. Hot drinks will be available at the start / finish point, with 1 light feed station along the route.
Cyclists can still enter The Autumn Series on the day. You need to be at Clyst Vale Community College at 7:30 am to complete a registration form on Sunday. Parking is very limited on site so we kindly ask that cyclists cycle to the start line. There are no refreshments at the start line – we serve coffee and flapjacks at your first stop, at 11 miles, in Broadhembury.
Entry is £15 per rider for the 30-mile route, and £20 for the 55-mile route. Sponsorship is not compulsory but donations are very welcome both on the day and via the Force Donations Page.
Online entry is still open, so follow the link below to register:
Alternatively, please print off this Autumn Series entry form.
You will, of course, need a bike! The best type of bike for this event would be a road bike, however a hybrid bike or a touring bike would also be suitable. You will also need a helmet, and suitable cycle clothing. As the event is in September, you may want to prepare for the worst of Britain's weather, so some good waterproof gloves, a rain jacket, and perhaps waterproof cycling tights.