Ride With A Guide

Cycling for fun, fitness & wellbeing

Ride With a Guide are proud to announce that they have been selected to be the cycling provider for Aspire Fitness & Wellbeing

Stemming from our own love of cycling, Ride With a Guide has been established to help & support cyclists of all abilities so they can enjoy the time they spend on their bike to the full.

Ride With a Guide is a Somerset based company providing guided cycling activities. From first ride to multi day adventure they are able to support you in achieving your cycling goals by providing safe and enjoyable guided cycling experiences for cyclists of all abilities. 

The company is owned and managed by Richard Kelvey who is a qualified British Cycling guide for both road cycling and mountain biking. His professional background in the military and emergency services ensures any Ride With a Guide activity lives up to expectations.

What we have to offer you:

New for 2022

1.     Aspire road to 100 sportive

A road cycling sportive developed exclusively for “Aspire”. Starting and finishing at the “Aspire HQ” the “Ride With a Guide” team will plan a route that takes you through some of the best scenery our beautiful county has to offer. Choose from either 100 miles or 100 km (60 miles) and challenge yourself with friends and like-minded people to join us for an epic day out on the road.

There will be limited numbers of participants for this event, but it will be run in line with the guidance provided by British cycling. It will be fully insured, there will be cycling guides riding with you and feed/drink stations on the route. A support vehicle with mechanical assistance will be available and a broom wagon following the ride will ensure everyone makes it home. 

The route will be available on a GPS file suitable for Garmin, Wahoo or similar devices.

Dates & booking details to follow shortly.  

2.     Monthly guided rides

Each month you can book to join us on a group ride with a trained ride leader supporting you. The route will be fully planned, risk assessed, with a guide who is a trained first aider capable of managing most road-side repairs. As the months pass by the distance will increase.

·       Book on the Aspire website

·       £10 per ride (minimum numbers of 4 are required)

·       Riders over 18 only (16 + will be accepted if riding with an adult)

·       No helmet – no ride

·       Full joining instructions will be sent after booking & a medical questionnaire will need to be completed before participation.

3.     Aspire road to 100.

A complete package to guide beginner or returning cyclists wishing to challenge themselves in the new year. Starting with short road rides through to the completion of the Aspire Road to 100 sportive event, the Ride With a Guide team will be with you all the way.

Over a 6-month period you will develop your fitness and skills through scheduled monthly group rides and classroom sessions led by experienced guides. They will provide you with the skills you need to complete the Aspire 100-mile challenge ride. 

What you get:

·       Free entry to the Aspire Road to 100 sportive ride

·       In excess of 30 hours of supervised activity that includes:

·       6 guided training rides (January to June) 

·       Classroom sessions to introduce you to the challenge

·       Skills development in bike handling, roadside repair & general maintenance

·       Advice on preparation, training, nutrition, clothing & bike set up 

·       Minimum numbers of 4 participants are required for this programme to be offered

·       Riders over 18 only (16 + will be accepted if riding with an adult)

Cost: £45 pp per month – total £315

What do you need to take part?

·       A desire to complete the “Aspire Road to 100” challenge

·       Willingness to train up to 4 times a week by the time of the challenge

·       Willingness to learn and apply new skills

·       Access to a serviceable road bike 

·       Bike helmet

·       Suitable cycle clothing (we will give you advice on what to buy & tips on how to grab a bargain)

How to book: Details to follow shortly.

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