We'd like to congratulate all of the riders that took part in this years PROPS Sportive. We had a huge on the day turnout making this our biggest event yet with over 200 entrants! It's taken us a little while to do the maths but this means that we have raised a massive £2,700 for the PROPS Charity so thank you so much for attending and taking on the course in challenging temperatures!
As with the weather, the event itself exceeded our expectations, we are delighted by how many of you came out to take on the tough but picturesque Monmouthshire routes. The atmosphere at the finish line and general positive on route and at the feed stations was great to see.
The Sportive is intended to celebrate cycling and the values of Props Cycling Club and we had riders of all abilities taking part including a number taking on a Sportive for the first time coupled with some very accomplished cyclists representing a number of different cycling clubs. It was great to see so many of you taking in the scenery and staying around to enjoy a well earned beer and burger at the end! As a club we pride ourselves on not leaving riders behind and promoting the social side of cycling so it was great to see everyone chatting in the sunshine at the end and despite a couple of mishaps on route all riders could be accounted for!
Finally I'd just like to thank the amazing support team that helped make this day possible. A number of commited helpers gave up a huge amount of time to make this happen - handing out refreshments, flipping burgers, collecting arrows and rescuing riders! Without them this simply wouldn't happen.
If you are looking to continue cycling we have club rides leaving from Bristol town centre or Almondsbury every Saturday, it would be great to see you there!
Until next time...