A quick hello from Bob Muir, president of Lancaster Cycling Club and member of the organising committee for Le Terrier cycle sportive.
2015 is going so fast – it's nearly mid May and yesterday saw the big daddy of sportives, the 'Fred'.
Congratulations on those of you who rode it, I hope you recovered last night in the glow of a job well done but don't forget our sportive 'Le Terrier' which is just four weeks away on 7th June. The' Terrier' and the 'Fred' are entirely different concepts. The Terrier doesn't have the iconic climbs of the Fred but it also doesn't have the easier miles between. It's just relentless, like a terrier it doesn't give up. All three routes go over climbs that have featured in many Tour of Britain stage races, in its many guises, over the years. When we first started the Terrier in 2008 we never wanted to challenge the big sportives and we would hate to see more than a few hundred riders on our quiet Bowland roads. What we wanted, and I think it's what we've got, is a friendly event where you the riders come first as you help us raise money for two local charities LDHAS and Bay Aquatherapy. With smaller numbers, the helpers and volunteers on the route as well as at the HQ have time for you - a smile, a chat, encouragement and that famous FlapJack. If you haven't ridden Le Terrier for the last couple of years I think you will be pleased with the latest route which itself is designed to be friendly as you meet up with riders on the shorter routes only a short distance after you left them. I hope to see many of you again on 7th June and trust you will pass on recommendations for our event to your cycling buddies.
To enter Le Terrier, please go here