Who likes a Team Challenge?

Who likes a Team Challenge?

Shipston Cycling Club (SCC) will be flying their red and white colours across the Cotswold Hills on 28 July when they will be returning to The Great Shakespeare Ride to defend their Team Challenge title on the 100km event.

The Team Challenge is available on the 100 kilometres and 100 miles rides. You can have as many team members as you wish, but the result is based on the time of the fourth rider home to promote teamwork within the group.

The Shipston Cycling Club has won the team prize three times since the prize began in 2015 and is hoping to secure its fourth title. 

The local cycling club will be doubling its efforts with two teams, one all male and one mixed team with two men and two women, which is a first for The Great Shakespeare Ride.

The GSR 2019 mixed team (left to right) Andy Smith (Club Chairman), Jan Spalding, Paul Spalding and Sarah Wight (Ros Brooks Marketing Officer from The Shakespeare Hospice in centre – who led out the 100km ride in 2018).

Andy Smith, Club Chairman and one of the SCC mixed team said;

“Shipston Cycling Club is happy to support The Great Shakespeare Ride which is superbly organised, friendly and for a great local cause.

“The average age of our men’s team has always been close to or over 50, but this year we have an 18 year old, Robin Hughes joining our men’s quartet and he will actually bring the average age down to 39!”

Find out more about our Team Challenge here.

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