Legbreaker Challenge Cyclo Sportive 22nd July 2007 Raising Funds for County Air Ambulance
Leek Cyclists' Club are proud to present their 2nd edition of the Legbreaker Challenge cyclo sportive, which will be held on Sunday the 22nd July 2007, supporting the County Air Ambulance Trust. In 2006 over £4000 was raised and it is hoped that this will be exceeded in 2007. Rider feedback from 2006 confirmed that the Legbreaker Challenge is one of the hardest cyclo sportive events in the UK, with over 3000m of ascent in just 130km.
Entrants have a choice of two routes 130km and 3050m of climbing or 72km with 1638m of ascent. The full route passes through the highest village in Britain, Flash, at 463m (1518ft) above sea level. The entire course is staged within the stunning area of the Staffordshire Moorlands, passing through some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the country.
The £20 entrance charge includes a 2007 event t-shirt, free refreshment points enroute, automated electronic timing and a pasta meal after the event. Entry can be made online at www.legbreaker.co.uk or by post.
Rider Comments from 2006:
"Marc, Thanks for a great day really enjoyed it, I agree with the other comments, it was harder than the Polka Dot, the hardest one I ever have done, look forward to next year though."
"Once again thank you to everyone involved in making the ride truly memorable. It was even better than the Gran Fondo Cymru in Bala, and I never imagined anything could be tougher and better than that."
Support is provided by Raynet to provide communications in areas with poor mobile phone coverage, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team at the refreshment points, St. John’s Ambulance with First Aid around the course and HS Sports for event timing and Den Engel Belgian Bar, Stanley Street, Leek with pre event registration.