Wiggle French Revolution Sportive : 11th June 2017
14 Striders got up before dawn to take the ferry over to France to take part in the Wiggle French Revolution Sportive. Off the ferry they rode along the coast to Sangatte before turning inland to tackle the longer epic route, a hilly 75 miles. The beautiful French hills kept coming on a hot, windy June day but they stuck together, no one gets left behind being our club motto, completing the course in time to get the 6.30 ferry home.
14 Striders took part in the Pilgrims Hospice Sportive setting off from University of Kent they completed the 77 mile route taking them to Ashford, Sandwich & Herne Bay sticking together from beginning to end in true Strider sprit.
Event: Le Classique Francais Sportive
Date: 14th August 2016
13 Members of the Sittingbourne Striders Triathlon Club got up at the crack of dawn to cross the channel to take part in Le Classique Francais Sportive, a 60mile ride around the pretty roads of North East Coast of France. The sun shone and the course was flat which made for a good pace for the Striders who stuck together resulting in a gold award for finishing in 3hr 52m. Des Hughes (not in photo) did the longer Epic 80 mile ride.
Event: Demelza Pedal for a Purpose Sportive Date: 10th April 2016 Location: Sittingbourne Greyhound Track Distance: Family 10mile; Classic 52mile; Epic 103mile
A beautiful spring morning offered the perfect excuse for a bike ride around the Kent countryside whilst supporting a good cause at the same time in the form of Demelza’s Childrens Hospice. 10 Striders set off on the Classic 52mile route along with 202 other entrants heading down to Headcorn and tackling Charing Hill on the homeward stretch this took them approx. 4 hours.
3 Striders felt they could take on the Epic 103mile route with 70 entrants in total this route took them to Rye with an obligatory ice cream stop returning to the Greyhound track in around 6 hours and 15 mins.