Meet Skedaddle at these events in 2014
We realise that you can't be on a Skedaddle trip all the time (much as we'd like that!) but with so many great fun events and Sportives up and down the country, there's no excuse for not getting out and about on your bike.
These events come in every shape and size and are a great way to get a little fitter for your holiday or maintain that post-holiday fitness and it's very much about having a fun time, rather than being the best of the bunch, and sharing a few hours with like-minded folks.
We try to attend as many of them as we can in some form or another, so whether this is a team of riders or an individual rider aiming for a podium place or one of our guides being trackside to have a chat over a cuppa and a bacon butty, we're never too far away.
When we can't make it there in person, many of our customers tend to and we're always chuffed by the number that ride in Skedaddle colours and send us their photos. They're also great ambassadors for us and you'd be amazed how many people find out about us at events that we aren't even at.
Enjoy a ride at the UK's best run, fun and friendly biking events in the South of the UK, which we are once again proud to be sponsoring.
Held on Sundays during January to April, these fun mountain biking events have several entry classes (beginner, fun, open, sport and expert) so whatever you level / passion of biking you'll have a great time and you certainly don't need to be an expert to go along.
On each event there will be the chance to win UK Weekend (either mountain biking or road cycling), with winners drawn as spot prizes. Series winners also win Skedaddle prizes too.
- 09 February - Tunnel Hill, Mytchett, Surrey
- 02 March - Crowthorne Wood, Berkshire
- 23 March - Frith Hill, Deepcut, Surrey
- 13 April - Porridgepot Hill, Deepcut, Surrey
For more details click here
We'll also be at the Test Valley Events later in 2014 too. Dates tba
Newcastleton Cross-border classic sportives 05 and 06 April 2014
2 Days - 2 Countries - 4 Counties. Enjoy the stunning Scottish Borders, Cumbrian and Northumberland landscape for this early season cycling weekend. We'll be broom wagon vehicle for the event and providing logistical support and be at the village hall extolling all things Skedaddle should you need to know more about us.
Virgin Money Cyclone 19 - 22 June
Come meet the Skedaddle staff and riders on this superbly organised event and series of rides.
Tyne 6 Bridges Thursday 19 June
Starting from our home at The Cycle Hub this is a leisurely ride along the banks of the River Tyne along Sutrans routes and suitable for all ages, abilities and type of bike.
Leazes Criteriums Friday 20 June
Watch the pros and budding amateurs battle it out in Leazes Park (central Newcastle) and pop along for a natter with Skedaddle.
Cyclone Saturday 20 June
We'll be at the event and also have lots of riders and customers on the route that takes in some gorgeous Northumberland. There's three choices of routes (33, 63 or 104 miles) and so no excuse whatever you level of cycling.
After much peer pressure in the office, Harry from our marketing department he joined us for the 2013 ride. Here's his story
Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy Sunday 22 June
Rounding off Cyclone are the prestigious Curlew Cup and Beaumont Trophy rides based around the lovely village of Stamfordham. We'll be ensconced on the village green (near the pub), enjoying the sunshine(hopefully) and rounding off the weekend with a sneaky pint of Allendale Ale - We might even buy you one!!
Wiggle Mountain Mayhem 21 and 22 June
If mountain biking is more your thing then we'll come see us at Princess Anne's 'house' Gatcombe Park for some fun in the mud. Now in its 56th year (well something like that!) it's a popular event and with loads of categories from fun to expert to choose. Check us out trackside or see if you can catch us on the course!!
12:12 TORQ In Your Sleep 23 and 24 August
Come meet us and our riders at this 12 hour Enduro event for Solos, Pairs and Teams takes place. The course covers an 8 mile figure of 8 circuit of heath land, beech woods, pine forest and open parkland. Riding starts on the Sunday at 12 noon and ends at 12 midnight. Our friends at TORQ Fitness are the headline sponsors but watch out for the Skedaddle prizes during the event.
Minley Manor, Yateley, Hampshire Click here for more details / entry.
The Great North Bike Ride 24 August
Bank Holiday biking from the coastal town of Seahouses to Tynemouth. This 60 mile route is pretty flat all the way and is a great way to raise some money for a worthwhile cause (The Chris Lucas Trust) whilst enjoying this scenic part of the UK. Entry Fee is a mere £25 and includes a free cycling top and medal when you finish! We plan to have a some riders along the way and will also be at Tynemouth if you have the energy for a chat over an ice cream.