Addleshaw Goddard Guided Ride. Invitation Only.
Join us for an unforgettable festival of road cycling.
In September 2019 the world’s best cyclists will come to Yorkshire for the UCI Road World Championships - the pinnacle event in the international road cycling calendar. Through our role as Official Lawyer to the Championships, AG will be at the heart of the action and we would love you to join us.
We're excited to be hosting a fully supported guided ride taking in some of the route of UCI World Championships including the notorious Norwood Edge - a popular local climb and part of the Women's Elite Road Race. See how you fare ahead of the pros, while enjoying a friendly morning of cycling in Yorkshire's stunning landscape.
We'll meet in Harrogate the evening before for an informal private dinner in the company of Ned Boulting, before setting off on a guided ride the following morning, returning in time to watch the Women's or Men's Elite Road Race.
Where & When?
Dates: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th September OR Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th September.
Pre-ride Dinner: 7pm at Sasso, 8-10 Princes Square, Harrogate HG1 1LX.
Ride: Tea/coffee & pastries at 8:30am at the Royal Pump Room. Rides leaving from 9:15am.
Location: AG's Hospitality Hub, the Royal Pump Room, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY.
Changing Facilities: Post-ride showers and changing facilities will be available at The Fitness Rooms at The White Hart Hotel opposite the Royal Pump Room. An access code will be provided on the day.
We'll enjoy private dining at Sasso's; one of Harrogate's best Italian restaurants. We'll be joined by Ned Boulting for the evening to hear stories and anecdotes from his career in the cycling business.
About Ned Boulting
Ned has been an integral part of ITV’s Tour de France coverage since 2003, forging a position within the cycling world as a respected reporter, presenter and writer.
Along the way Ned’s portfolio of work has expanded, annual credit includes coverage of the Tour of Britain and Vuelta a Espana. Ned is an eloquent speaker, confident host and facilitator.
Ned toured for the second year in a row his hugely popular Bikeology show, a one man live theatrical show about bike stuff. It was staged around the UK as a near sell-out.
On the morning of the ride, we will meet at the Royal Pump Room for a pre-ride coffee and light breakfast.
We'll head over Askwith Moor and descend into Ilkley for coffee and cake. Our route back will take us over the infamous climb of Norwood Edge.
Anyone joining us on Saturday will also get to see the Elite Women race up this nasty ascent. We'll then head back to Harrogate to watch the race unfold.
We'll stop mid-ride at The Commute Cycling Cafe in Ilkley to refuel on cake and get our caffeine kick for the ride home.
Pre-ride bike checks will be available during the morning by our expert pro-level mechanic. We'll then be supported throughout the ride, ensuring no one suffers a mechanical failure and everyone completes the ride.
Our expert local ride leaders will guide us around Yorkshire's stunning scenery so we can relax and enjoy the ride. We'll ride in groups based on ability, with our ride leaders controlling the pace. We'll regroup at the top of hills and no one will be left behind.
Post-ride you can re-fuel, relax and enjoy the Women's or Men's Elite races from our VIP hospitality hub in one of Harrogate's most iconic buildings. The Royal Pump Room enjoys an incredible track-side location and when you're not watching the racing, you can enjoy the best local produce fused with international flavours together with the inimitable style and service you've come to expect from AG.
Every rider will be given the official Addleshaw Goddard kit, inspired by the famous rainbow jersey of the UCI Road World Champions and designed exclusively for us by Official UCI Road World Championship jersey supplier Santini. Please view the size guide below before ordering your kit.
SANTINI SIZE GUIDE:
View the Men's Size Guide >>
View the Women Size Guide >>
Men's tops (Slim Fit): M, L, XL, XXL; Men's shorts: S, M, L XL
Women's tops (Slim Fit): M, L, XL, XXL; Women's shorts: S, M, L, XL