Sunday 27th August 2023
Over the past ten years the TG Challenge has grown from about 50 riders to well over 500. Over that period of time the requirements on running the event seem to have grown almost exponentially. The enforced cancellation of last year's event has pushed us towards a re-think and so we are stripping things right down to the proper basics of people riding their bikes, having fun, and raising a bit of cash for charity.
Our event for 2023 will be run as an Audax. ie no timing chips, no bureaucracy, no refreshments, no signage, no marshals, no dependency on a big car park etc etc. Just a GPX route, the Warwickshire countryside, a limited number of riders, and lot of fun.
Entered riders will sign-on at Dynamic Rides in Hockley Heath on the morning of Sunday 27th August to collect their brevet card, ride the route and collect signatures at control points or answer a couple of questions en-route, then sign-out back at Dynamic Rides.
We support Cyclists Fighting Cancer. A great UK-wide charity based in Stratford-on-Avon who support children and young people with cancer by providing them with new lightweight bikes and specially adapted trikes to help in their rehabilitation. To find out more about the charity:- https://www.cyclistsfc.org.uk/
HQ for start and finish of both routes is Dynamic Rides in Hockley Heath (2364 Stratford Rd, Hockley Heath, Solihull B94 6QT). Please use the rear entrance to the shop, which is located just around the corner in School Lane, for bike parking and signing-on.
The shop will be open from 8:00am, where signing-on and toilets will be available. Plus teas, coffees and bars/cakes for purchase. Parking is available in the municipal car park almost opposite (on the Old Warwick Road, behind the McLaren dealership), although we would recommend that riders arrive by bike.
The longer route is here (suggested start time 9:00am):-
This route (114km) has signing controls at The Herb Centre Warmington and at Wellesbourne Airfield cafe, and two information controls. The Herb Centre control will be manned by our friends from More Than A Cyclist.
The Herb Centre Bistro have very kindly offered tea/coffee and a flapjack for £4.50, or tea/coffee and a packet of 2 shortbread biscuits for £4.00.
The second control should just be used as a Control. If any food/drink is needed then please use the Co-Op on your left as you come into Wellesbourne.
The shorter route is here (suggested start time 10:00am):-
This route (59km) has a signing control at Wellesbourne Airfield cafe, and two information controls.
Route sheet for Longer route:-
Route sheet for Shorter route:-