Cycle Challenge 2017 – 100 Miles in May

You choose where, you choose how far, you choose how often.

Anyone can take on this epic challenge as how you split the miles is completely down to you. You could choose to swap your car for a bike and rack up 4 miles each day cycling to work. Or if weekends suit you better, how about 25 miles each Saturday?

And for cyclists looking for an even tougher challenge, why not join us to clock up some or all of your miles at The Arrow sportive on Saturday 6 May (more details below).

Whichever option you choose, we will send you a cycling top and a fundraising pack to help you raise our Focus Fundraisers goal of £200. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a coveted 100 Miles in May medal and a place on our event winners page.

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More about The Arrow…

Starting out in the picturesque town of Market Rasen near Lincoln, all three routes wind their way through the beautiful landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds. With a low elevation throughout and the great team atmoshphere, this is the perfect route to smash your P.B. or to take on your first ever cycle challenge. There are 3 circular routes to choose from on the day: 52, 81 or 100 miles!

This will be a fully signposted and supported cycling sportive and by joining the Melanoma Focus team you will benefit from:

  • Mechanical and medical support
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Finish medal
  • Celebration meal and social at the end of the route.
  • Race entrance fee covered
  • Melanoma Focus cycling top
  • Free sunscreen provided on the day!

Early bird booking cost to join the Melanoma Focus team at the Arrow is just £45. 

Fast fact: Lincoln is under 3 hours by car from Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and many other places!

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How fit do I need to be to take on the Arrow?

The relatively flat landscape of North Lincolnshire and lack of serious hills mean this event offers a great opportunity to achieve a new distance or best time.

100 mile route / Ride a Century:

If you are not already an experienced cyclist, then the 100 mile route probably isn’t for you!

This route is best for cyclist who have previously cycled at least 50 miles in a day and are looking to ride their first century with the support of a great team, or for cyclists looking to get a P.B.

52/81 mile routes:

If you have done some cycling before and have a good basic levels of fitness, then the special 10 week training plan should have you ready to take on the 52 or 81mile route option and to complete it within 4-6 hours. Combined with your training rides, by the end of the event day you will have covered your 100 mile target.

New to cycling or prefer to do it in your own time?

If it’s been a few years since you got on a bike, then now’s a great time to get back on! With the 10 week complete beginners training plan you will be on track to take on 25 miles each weekend in May, and to earn a place on our ‘100 miles in May champions’ webpage. We can help point you in the direction of local cycling routes for your challenge and our team will be ready to provide support and encouragement online.