It's all about

We've been quite quiet recently, so you can be sure we are definitely up to something! We are busy planning the North Derbyshire Challenge Sportive in September so right now it's all about route reece-ing, logistics, timing and food! Our event planning process is a journey - not just one journey but quite a few depending on how many people are involved in the event.

For example we have to think about how does the athlete get from entering the event online to turning up on the day at the right place, at the right time and with the right equipment? How will they know where they are going during the event? How do we recruit volunteers, keep them informed and get them to the right place at the right time at the start of the event? What do our event sponsors/partners want to get out of the event - how do we plan their journey with them? What about spectators? Where will they park, how and from where do they get a view of the action without getting in the way of participants? Lastly, the general public, how can we make sure they are not too inconvenienced? What advance warning do they need? What communication do we send out to make sure they are informed?

It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle really.

At the heart of our planning though is making sure that we put on a top quality event, which presents value for money and one which people want to come back to time and again. Which is where you come in! Please feel free to send us your thoughts and comments. You can review us on our facebook page or email us at

We look forward to seeing you in September,

Claire & Mark


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