8.00am Sunday, 17 April 2016
The Amstel Standing, a non competitive group ride run annually since 2010 by Bridgegate Cycles.
For 2016 the ride is in aid of Retford Lions Club and is registered at British Cycling as a sportive.
Please join us for a fun ride out together, follow links below.
The route has changed since last year, please find the new route below.
A Brevet card is carried by all riders and used to log in to the checkpoints. The route is designed to appeal to cyclists of all abilities, from experienced club cyclists to total novices. It is a scenic and social ride. The event is open to any cyclist. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult cycling with them. Participants do so entirely at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever. You follow a set route at your own pace within time limits of 3.5hrs and 7hrs max. IT IS NOT A RACE – please do not treat it as such. Have a brisk ride by all means, but don’t act like you’re in Le Tour and make a nuisance for other road users.
When you’ve finished take your completed Brevet card to the Broomwagon Velo Café for refreshments.
On the Amstel Standing randonnée we encourage self-reliance. You are setting yourself a challenge, so it’s up to you to ensure you are fit enough and that your bike is in good condition. Navigation is your responsibility – study the map to supplement the written description and carry out a little homework beforehand and you’ll not get lost. Don’t trust signs – they can get moved or changed. Check-in in good time please, collect your Brevet card at the Broomwagon Velo Café from 8am, set off after 9. Set off too early and you could be too early for the checkpoints. Carry the card with you and get it stamped at each of the check in points. You keep this as proof of your +100km ride of the Amstel Standing route.