40tude's 2019 Cycle Challenge:

La Vuelta a España

We're delighted to announce that registration for 40tude's 2019 Cycle Challenge is now open! 
Between 25th - 29th September 2019 we will be riding across southern Spain.  Follow in the tracks of the Greeks, Iberians, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, French and the Spanish who have all conquered this region of Spain.  Starting in historic Cordóba, this three and a half day ride will finish in the city of Granada where you can enjoy views of the Alhambra, probably the most famous of Spain’s World Heritage Sites.  Our ride will include options to tackle notable Vuelta climbs, and routes including Europe's highest road, the Pico de Veleta.

Tour detail:
Highlights of this tour include:

  • Day 1 – Cordóba: the biggest city in Europe in the 10th Century and the capital of the Islamic Emirate. The whole of its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city is famous for the Mezquita Mosque

  • Day 2 - Jaén: the world’s leading olive growing region. It houses the largest surviving Moorish baths in Spain built in the 11th century

  • Day 3 – Guadix:  a cathedral town known for its cave houses and one of the oldest settlements in Spain. Once the capital of the Moorish kingdom it was originally established by Julius Caesar

  • Pico de Veleta (an hors categorie climb): our final challenge of the trip is to tackle Europe's highest road, Pico de Veleta (The Weather Vane), and stage finish in the 2009 Vuelta (an “up and back” route)

  • Day 4 – destination Granada: probably the most famous of Spain’s 46 World Heritage Sites, the city contains the Alhambra and Generalife (NB. Entry to the Alhambra is not included.)

Our Tour is a fully-guided and supported ride offering three route options a day, specifically tailored to accommodate a range of cycling abilities including relatively new riders; transport of bikes to Spain and back; excellent food and accommodation along the way, finish celebrations, and, of course, some fantastic cycling with remarkable group of 40tuders.

To find out more and to book your place on this tour please follow the link below. Registration for this ride is direct with pie, our specialist cycle event partner, via their website where you can find more details about this ride, the recommended flights to be met by the group coach transfer and the Registration Form for 40tude’s La Vuelta a España 2019 Tour.   
Register now at: https://www.pieevents.co.uk/events/40tudes-vuelta-a-espana-2019-cycle-challenge-25th-29th-september-2019/

40tude's 2018 Cycle Challenge in Sardinia

Congratulations to all those who successfully completed our Sardinia Cycle Challenge. Over three and a half days from Wednesday 26th to Saturday 30th September our amazing peloton of 51 riders, led by our guides from pie cycling events, took on Sardinia’s hills and rural countryside. With over 13% of the island classified as mountainous and almost 70% of it classified as hilly, this lumpy ride was no mean challenge for our cyclists!

We’re delighted that they’ve raised over £67,000 as a result of their efforts - vital funds helping to support pioneering research programmes at St. Mark’s Hospital, targeted at the early diagnosis and tr'eatment of colon cancer. If you would like to show our brilliant team of cyclists your support, there’s still time to sponsor them at:  https://mydonate.bt.com/events/40tude2018sardiniacycle/455298 Thank you.

Click here to view our new film of our 2018 Sardinia Cycle Challenge - and share widely! Thank you to Jake Hatt of Free Bird Film for producing this film, showing the fantastic efforts of our 51 riders as they rode from the east side of the island to the west, via Sardinia’s central mountainous region.