Two weeks to go before our first event as Cycle Derby and DUFFO. The run up to this has not been easy but the support we have been given by sponsors, event partners, volunteers and Derby City Council has been fantastic - we just need the weather to be kind to us!
This time leading up to the Sportive is all about communication - which is something we have been struggling with as we haven't had a website for over two weeks! Now is the time to publish all of our event information so that cyclists will know what they are doing on the day. We update and send out the event village information needed by event partners and retailers so they know their arrival/departure times and what speed to drive at in the park! We also need to let the local residents know about the temporary road closures that allow cyclists to get on their way safely.
Next week we will be on route recce to make sure our routes are fit for purpose; we'll also be ordering the flapjacks (yum!) and the post ride meals. Not sure yet what The Wolf Hut will be offering but I am 100% sure that whatever it is it will be tasty! Already on order are the brand spanking new KoM/QoM cycling jerseys, kindly sponsored by DNS Limited - they look amazing and I have been told that the DNS team will be decked out in their new cycling kit as well.
Talking about new kit - we are selling off all of our old Cycle Derby Sportive jerseys (£20) and buffs (£2.50) as we'll be looking at new designs for 2019. If you fancy getting a bargain, head over to our online shop to make a purchase although we will have jerseys and buffs to sell on event weekend too.
See you in a couple of weeks but in the meantime stay safe out there and hope the training continues to go well.
Claire & Mark