This year's ride with Jens Voigt will take place on the 8th September and will follow a circular route around the New Forest covering 52 miles of sporting roads. As in the past we will keep the field to a maximum of 120 riders and the cost this year will be £50, all the money raised will go to the Epilepsy Society.
On the day Amy will have a selection of items from Jens plus cycling outlets to sell to raise money for a charity all three of us feel strongly about Canine Partners.
We have decided to remove the offer of free t-shirts as it became too involved, we will however have a number of shirts for sale after the ride. As in the past Amy will have her Wishing Well for donations plus there will be a number of items donated by Jens. The HQ is listed below plus a route map, we hope riders can download this for the ride as in the past we have put out directional signs only to find them removed. All riders are expected to have personal insurance with either the CTC or BCF as the organisers will not be held responsible for any accidents or injury on the day. Please e-mail email@example.com to book your place and list your group speed as below, this is NOT a race just the chance to ride with Jens.
Slow group 12-16mph.
Medium group 16-20mph.
To join the ride please visit our Just Giving page
Click HERE for the GPX Track & TCX Course (zipped) for Garmins and other GPS devices.
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"Shut Up Legs! Is the way all superstar sportives should be; intimate, equal, leisurely and conversational. 50 miles at Saturday club run pace through
the pretty tourist villages of Sway and Burley saw the ride winding its way over heath and through meandering and ponies."
~ David Harmonn
"I did wonder if anyone would think the £100 I was asking for would be too much and people wouldn’t come.
I’ve spent most of my adult life raising money for charity, my daughter suffers from epilepsy and learning difficulties and I’ve worked so hard to make this happen to raise money to help others like her"
~ Stuart Grace
"There are short sharp hills to test the mettle but the big draw is the scenery and the tremendous state of the roads. Certainly, compared to those of the Ladies of the Lakes and
Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford or even my home county of Shropshire, the roads that played host the Shut Up Legs! are the deep, shag pile carpet of the sportive world."
~ David Harmon