This Friday (20th) we're organising a club ride from our Bath based office, an afternoon out in the local lanes with the road.cc staff leading the way. There are only a few places left though so don't hang about getting registered. This is no ordinary club run mind, we've got Cannondale UK popping by the office with a selection of their latest bikes for you to drool over and ride, plus the guys from Technogym will be on hand to show you their latest smart trainer.
The team behind dhb will be riding with us to answer any questions you may have about the latest range of clothing to be released. They'll also be getting the beers and pizzas in too, plus they are bringing prizes.
Cannondale are bringing a small selection of their latest fleet including the Synapse Hi-mod Disc with Sram eTap and this Supersix Evo wearing Dura-Ace Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes, so it's worth getting your name down and spending the afternoon with us.
The bikes on offer are:
- Supersix Evo Ho-mod Disc Team Dura Ace Di2 Hydraulic - 54cm, 58cm
- Synapse Hi-mod Disc eTAP - 54cm, 56cm, 58cm
- Synapse Hi-mod Disc Dura Ace Di2 - 51cm, 54cm, 56cm
- CAAD Optimo Tiagra - 58cm
To have the chance of riding one will be on a first come, first served basis; all you'll need to bring with you is some ID, a passport or driving licence, and a credit card.
Last week we unboxed the new MyCycling Smart Trainer (you can see the video here) and the team from Technogym will be on hand before the ride to let you take a look and answer any questions you may have about it.
It might be worth a little warm up too before you tackle the first climb out of Bath.
We have two rides on offer, one fastish (60km) and the other (45km) where we'll stop now and then to enjoy the views. We're a very friendly club and the usual rules apply, no one gets left behind and we'll ride at the speed of the slowest rider.
Don't worry, we'll be back before you need to put your lights on but it might pay to bring a set just to be on the safe side.
And there'll be a schwagaway too.
The road.cc staff and editors will be on hand ready to leave at 12 noon but we'll have coffee and refreshments from 11am, and there will be pizza and beers when you return!
Arrive from 11am, briefing 11.45am, depart 12 noon.
When, where etc:
Friday 20th October
Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB
Cost - absolutely free!!!
Register now to reserve your place here and we'll see you there.
Stu knocked out his first road.cc review back in 2009 and since then he's chucked the best part of seventy test bikes around the West Country, a couple of them quite literally! With three alloy and two steel bikes in his fleet he's definitely a metal man (that'll be the engineering background) but is slowly warming to that modern carbon fibre stuff along with fat tyres & disc brakes.
It's not all nostalgia though, after spending the last few years in product design Stu keeps banging on about how 3D printing is going to be the next big thing and he's a sucker for a beautiful paint job too.