After a tough challenge in 2017 with searing heat and 17,500 feet of climbing over the Pyrenees mountain range, we thought we would try something a bit different this year.
For the first 2018 tour (is that a hint to a second 2018 tour?) we have chosen a much flatter route but with more distance to travel. This tour is called the Zuiderzee Cycle Route and is a circular route starting and ending in Amsterdam, Holland.
The route circles around Lake IJsselmeer for 290 miles. The route is therefore more of a long distance endurance test with more time in the saddle required each day. Also, as it is a coastal route, the weather and specifically the wind, can play a large factor.
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It promises to be a different kind of a challenge with a nautical feel.
This year’s BoysGoneBiking tour to France proved such a hit with near perfect cycling conditions, that we have decided to go back for more in 2017.
For the 2017 tour we have chosen a relatively new circular route which spans the Spanish-French border, passing along the Pyrenees and down to the Mediterranean coast line. The tour is called "Pirinexus".
The tour will start and end at the international airport in the Catalonian city of Girona. The route covers 220 miles of cycling with some pretty challenging climbs around the Pyrenees mountains to keep the legs awake!
4th March 2018
26th September 2016
3rd March 2016
News of the BoysGoneBiking 2016 Challenge cycling Le Petit Tour De Manche has made the local newspapers this week. The Northwich Guardian have run an article about the trip, describing what we are planning to do in support of The Joshua Tree.
Please consider supporting us on our 2016 Challenge.
23rd January 2016
Every year the BoysGoneBiking choose a charity to support through our cycling exploits. This year we have decided to support a local charity. The Joshua Tree is a charity based in Northwich and their primary goal is to support families affected by childhood cancer.
They offer practical, therapeutic, educational and emotional support. The support services cost around £30 per family session. Every penny raised for them ensures they are there for local families when they are needed the most.
They are also aiming to build a place for affected families to visit for a holiday where they can still receive the support they need. Often your best memories are made on holidays with the family, so we think this is a fantastic thing to be able to offer affected families. Any money we raise will go directly to this project and give families happy memories for years to come.
Please help us to help them and donate to this fantastic local charity by supporting us on our 2016 Challenge.
12th September 2015
Next year the BoysGoneBiking Challenge will take place in two countrys.
Le Petit Tour De Manche is a circular cycle tour which visits the Southern Coast of England and the Northern Coast of France. The route is 280 miles from start to finish.
We have decided to support a local charity this year and we will announce who they are shortly.
We hope that you will be able to follow and support us on our 2016 BoysGoneBiking Challenge.