Have you ever wanted to do an event overseas?

cyfac Posts: 5
edited May 2013 in Road general
Hi everyone,

I'd really appreciate your help!
I'm helping a UK charity explore how many cyclists or triathletes would like to take part in an overseas event - and why you're motivated to do so.

I'd be really greatful if you could complete a very short survey (it'll takes less than 5 mins!)

To complete the survey please go the the following page

Thanks for your help.
(Cyfac frame, Extralite chainset, Campag Record gearing, Zipp bars with Extralite stem, HED)


  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Wiggle do a trip to France to do a Sportive twice a year. They seem popular as they sell out quickly.
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,905
    Lots of people already do rides like the Marmotte and Maratona, so I'd say the demand is there.
  • nferrar
    nferrar Posts: 2,511
    Done. I really fancy doing the Maratona but can't plan that far in advance to try and get a normal entry and the all-inclusive packages are pricey + you still have to get there which looks like a bit of a hassle to.
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Survey done. I would love to do an overseas event and will plan it in one day (Eroica springs to mind). No chance of any charity being involved though as a) I don't like tapping up friends/colleagues to support my hobby and b) I can't see how me doing what I normally do (as in riding a bike) is likely to get friends/colleagues digging deep anyway.
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    This is one of the biggest sportives in France;

    http://www.laplbmuco.org/index.php?opti ... &Itemid=63

    70 and 120km, timed or untimed.

    Easy to get to, just hop on Brittany Ferries, then about 1 or 2 hours drive.

    All proceeds go to charity.
  • drummer
    drummer Posts: 246
    I did the 1st Gran Fondo Roma last October.

    Raised 5k for my local cancer hospital and the ride felt like a great achievement so I'd definitely reccomend doing one!

    Can't do anything this year though. Came off a few weeks ago & broke my hip! :cry: