Taking the road less travelled
30th June 2019
The Ronde van Vegas is an unsupported, unmarshalled adventure on the quiet roads, byways and bridleways that surround Velotastic’s home town of Chesterfield.
The event is the similar in concept to our previous events. However this time we’re showcasing some of our favourite local trails that are often overlooked in favour of the Peak District.
With just under 100 km of riding, the event is based on the reliability ride format, where not speed, but the ability to successfully complete an un-signed pre-determined route within the 9 hour time limit is the aim.
As the event’s name suggests, we’re big fans of Belgium and have included a few killer climbs in the route that remind us of the Flandrian bergs.
Our idea is to get riders to think for themselves and not only test their riding skills but their ability to navigate. The route is around 30% off road on bridleways and byways. We’d recommend you use either a gravel, cyclocross or mountain bike – using a skinny tyred racing bike with tyres under 32mm would probably result in a good walk. We’ve tried to pick a route that is rideable whatever the weather and covers varied terrain. We’ve 30 years experience of riding around this area so hopefully we’ll be able to show you some of our favourite trails.
We have purposely not included any feed stations at the event. We would rather you bought food and drink on route to help our local small businesses and contribute to the communities you are riding through. However there will be tea, coffee and cake available at the event HQ when you get back from your ride. We think you’ll have earned it by then !
We’ll send you a GPX file with the route details a few days before the event start.