THE REPIC WEEE CYCLE NETWORK EVENT 2ND JUNE – 16TH JUNE 2023

THE REPIC WEEE CYCLE NETWORK EVENT 2ND JUNE – 16TH JUNE 2023

  • June 2, 2023 - June 16, 2023
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be supporting REPIC in the delivery of the REPIC WEEE Cycle Network Event being held in celebration of 15 years of electrical recycling in the UK. The 2023 ride is the first industry event to be held on two wheels! Behind the scenes the REPIC team is busy preparing 15 great stories to share as the peloton reaches each of the 15 locations involved in the daily recycling of electrical recycling.

This fully supported 15 day ride is by invitation only. As one of this year’s nominated riders you will have already chosen your specific date and location of your ride.

We are now able to share further details of the route and need to collect all rider registration details (deadline for submission is by the 12th May 2023).

Hear from REPIC on why it has arranged the 15 day, 15 location, 15 great stories, WEEE Cycle Network Event.

Dates of Ride

The event starts from Alness on Friday 2nd June 2023.

Finishing in Sittingbourne on Friday 16th June 2023.

Route overview 

DateLocationDistance (Miles)Elevation (Feet)
June 1stArrival in Alness
June 2ndDay 1 – Alness to Carrbridge503,993
June 3rdDay 2 – to Pitlochry702,995
June 4thDay 3 – to Perth603,474
June 5thDay 4 – to Edinburgh553,632
June 6thDay 5 – to Eyemouth603,934
June 7thDay 6 – to Linden Hall654,656
June 8thDay 7 – to Gateshead351,460
June 9thDay 8 – to Northallerton653,606
June 10thDay 9 – to York401,873
June 11thDay 10 – to Doncaster601,086
June 12thDay 11 – to Grantham751,978
June 13thDay 12 – to Peterborough552,336
June 14thDay 13 – to Stevenage702,713
June 15thDay 14 – to Bexley Heath502,812
June 16thDay 15 – to Sittingbourne402,556
Total850 miles43,104

 

Itinerary:

We assemble in the evening of Thursday 1st June in Alness to start cycling on the Friday 2nd June. Each day there will be a great story to share and participate in. In addition, there will be the occasional larger PR events over the course of the 15 days at key locations.

On all routes, the peloton will stop for refreshments in the morning, lunch and afternoon at scheduled refreshment stops.

On shorter days, the stops will be adjusted to reflect the time on the bike.

 

Bikes:

All riders can choose whether you bring your own bike to the ride or use one of ours. Naturally we will be offering electric bikes!

For those riders who haven’t already confirmed their preferred mode of travel, please speak to Andy Kellar directly to discuss availability. AKellar@repic.co.uk

All electric bikes are being hired from Southern Bike Rentals.

https://www.southernebikerentals.co.uk/electric-touring-bike-hire

This is an on road bike event and the e bikes provided will be suitable for the ride. Each bike will be equipped with bottle cages.

Those riders selecting this mode of travel will be supplied with a “Top Tips” sheet on how to get the best out of an ebike in advance of the ride.

Helmets:

All riders need to rent a helmet or bring along your own on the day. Riding without a helmet will not be permitted.

Pedals:

e bikes will be provided with flat pedals. Flat pedals are best used with stiff shoes. If you wish to bring your own pedals (and paired shoes) to be fitted to the e bike please do so. We will have pedal spanners.

Fitness:

Refer to the table above to make sure you have the correct fitness to complete the ride. These bikes are heavier than normal as they have battery assisted power. The distance the charge lasts is dependent on terrain, weight of rider, style of riding, road surface, etc . All bikes will come fully charged. If you run out of power then they are just extremely heavy bikes!

If you are getting one of the e bikes, you will still need to be “road bike savvy”.  This means you will need to be prepared for riding in traffic, over potholes and drainage covers, drinking from a water bottle on the go, riding in the rain and the heat, etc. Although static (indoor) bikes are good to train your muscles on, they don’t replicate the outdoor road experience.

 What’s Included

  • Attendance at the activity offered on your riding day
  • All food for your day
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide for the group
  • Use of e bike if you wish
  • Branded water bottle

 What’s Not Included

  • Personal travel and bike insurance
  • Travel to the start or back from the finish of the ride
  • Overnight accommodation if required
  • Drinks with evening meals

 Charity donation

REPIC is exploring options with its event partners to award local charities with contributions as the peloton reaches its destination.

Ideally REPIC is aiming to raise £15k for 15 years of electrical recycling in the UK.

 Who are pie?

pie is unique in the industry offering only bespoke guided rides for companies, charities and groups of individuals.

Looking After You
The event is fully supported with guides at a ratio of one guide to 8 cyclists, support vehicle, driver and medic.

 pie Guides

The Alness to Sittingbourne is a guided ride with the group being led by a pie guide who helps all abilities complete the challenge.

  • We offer guided rides to make sure we offer the very best care to our cyclists
  • All of our guides are experienced cyclists. They range from ex-professional racers to keen amateurs and all are very used to guiding groups of differing abilities, experience and skill
  • All of our guides will navigate their small group of 8 – 10 cyclists, from start to finish each day
  • They are on hand to do mechanical work so there is no waiting around for a mechanic’s van
  • Many pie guides are first aid trained
  • pieevents.co.uk/guides-leaders-medics/

 Strava

We have set up a Strava “club” for the bike ride. The link will be sent to you when you sign up. If you have already got a personal Strava account you can just log on using the link we will send, join the “club” and start your training with other event cyclists.

If you haven’t got a Strava account, simply enter your details in the “Sign Up for Free” section on Strava.

Don’t be daunted by the leader board and other people’s fast times. Use it as gentle encouragement to get on your bike and get cycling!

Social Media

Follow us at #bespokeguidedrides, #pieevents #REPICWEEECycle

Registration
Please click on the registration button below to register for the ride!

Register here

Please see below the hotels that make up our daily start and finish locations to help you plan your travel: 

HotelDate
Kincraig Castle Hotel, Invergordon, Ross-Shire, Invergordon, IV18 0LFJune 1st
Carrbridge Hotel, Main St, Carrbridge PH23 3ABJune 2nd
Fisher Hotel, 75-79 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BNJune 3rd
Holiday Inn Express Perth, 200 Dunkeld Rd, Perth PH1 3AQJune 4th
Holiday Inn Express, 300 Cowgate, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1NAJune 5th
The Home Arms Guesthouse and The Old Library in Eyemouth.June 6th
Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf, Country Club & Spa. Longhorsley, Longhorsley NE65 8XFJune 7th
Crowne Plaza Newcastle-Stephenson QuarterJune 5th
Hawthorn Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon TyneJune 8th
The Golden Lion Hotel, 114 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PPJune 9th
Doubletree, City Centre, St Maurices Road, Monkbar, York, YO31 7JAJune 10th
Kings Chamber, Doncaster by Marston’s Inns Selby Rd, Thorne, Doncaster DN8 4JEJune 11th
Angel and Royal, 4-5 High Street Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PNJune 12th
Holiday Inn Express Peterborough, an IHG Hotel, Peterborough, PE2 6HEJune 13th
Hotel Cromwell, High Street, Old Town, Stevenage, SG1 3AZJune 14th
Delta Hotels Bexleyheath, 1 BROADWAY, BEXLEYHEATHJune 15th
Arrive in SittingbourneJune 16th