Mass Chipping Sodbury cycling event set to involve hundreds of riders

August 02 2016

UP to 1,000 cyclists are due to take to the roads from Chipping Sodbury in the annual Sodbury Sportive.

UP to 1,000 cyclists are due to take to the roads from Chipping Sodbury in the annual Sodbury Sportive.
The bikes will be ridden on three routes going through a string of towns and villages on Sunday, August 21.
Riders will aim to complete journeys of 30, 60 or 100 miles, covering areas in South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
The event is organised by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club to raise funds for various charities and it said it would be distributing flyers about the event to shops, pubs and parish councils along the routes.
Although it also said the event was non-competitive “and thus not a race”, completion times for those taking part will be published.
The club also said riders would be briefed to abide by the Highway Code, to be courteous to other road users and to take “utmost care” when passing horse riders.
Stuart Fraser, on behalf on the club, said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may result on the day. No roads will be closed.”
The event will involve cyclists setting off from Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club between 8am and 9.30am.