2023 External Event Highlights

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2023 Previous Events...



Date:  January 2023

We are a research team based at the Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University. We are inviting members of your club to participate in our upcoming research project!

We are aiming to assess the impact of a novel saddle design on time-trial cycling performance. This study will involve 3 visits to our Human Performance Laboratory, with each visit being separated by a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 7 days. In visit 1, we will assess your V̇O2max, and in visits 2 and 3, you will complete a 10-mile time trial as fast as possible using either the novel saddle or a standard saddle. We will be starting with the testing in mid-January. 

I have attached the participant information sheet for reference. To qualify for the study, you need to be: 

Female/Male, 18 – 60 years old. 
Have no known health issues or injuries. 
Have previous and current experience in cycling time-trialling. 

Benefits of taking part:

FREE V̇O2max 
FREE determination of your training zone. 
FREE assessment of body composition. 

We hope that this might interest you and the members of your club, if you wish to take part, please get in touch and/or share the attached flyer on your social media platform/s and with your club members. 

If any of the club members are interested or for further information, please do not hesitate to contact one of the researchers: 

Viviane Merzbach,
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Kindest and happy new year, 

The club would be interested to hear any feedback from anyone who is participating in this study.  Please advise the club



2023/May - University of Bedfordshire Study - Now LIVE

Thanks for your support with my talk/presentation on 8 March. 

Presentation/Talk can be downloaded from here 




My study is now up and running see links... 

Sign up link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3NszMWQ82kumanUURaGSdSPwcovyevlBkLs86Naod81UMkg2MU1CNzNaRTJNMFpYTVRXQ0dFWVdLSS4u

More info: https://publuu.com/flip-book/117943/313163/page/1 


Many thanks,

Sean Sage 

PhD candidate in Sports Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Junior Institute of Sport and Physical Activity Research (ISPAR)

University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA



2023/May - RIDE LONDON

Date: Sunday 28 May 2023

The world’s greatest festival of cycling returns, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council. The first 10,000 UK general entry places for 2022 RideLondon-Essex 100 have now sold out in less than 24 hours. See below for details on how to enter the ballot for the remaining places.

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Date: Saturday 17 June 2023


Bromswold Bike Fest is a unique cycling festival that allows cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore and enjoy the open countryside and gently rolling hills of west Cambridgeshire while raising money for three wonderful charities...


  • MacMillan Cancer Support, EACH - East Anglia's Children's Hospices & Magpas Air Ambulance





2023/June - CHASE the SUN

Date: Saturday 24 June 2023

UK SOUTH - Sunrise to Sunset

Starting in the Thames estuary, the 200+ mile route bi-sects south London, passing Richmond park, bridging the Thames, onto Wiggin’s Olympic time trial route, plus west-country highlights, lush Vale of Pewsey, Silchester village hall, mendip hills, breathtaking Cheddar gorge, before arriving on the seafront finish at Burnham-on-Sea.​

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UK NORTH - Sunrise to Sunset

A double-century feat over an epic 200miles leaving from the beachfront at Tynemouth at the first ray of ocean sunrise aiming to reach the esplanade at Prestwick to witness the (hopefully glorious) sunsetting into the sea beside the Isle of Arran.  A route full of stunning vistas, wilderness, heaths, rivers, lochs, castles and beaches, a challenge to inspire you when pedalling the longest day.

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Date: 1-2 July 2023

Definitely not a sportive, the Dunwich Dynamo is nevertheless one of the 'must ride' events of the summer calendar for many cyclists. 2022 sees the 30th edition of the annual 200km night ride from London Fields in Hackney to Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast.

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MISC External Event Highlights...

FRANCE BIKE TRIPS - Your carefree bike holiday experience

At Vélorizons, we believe that cycling holidays should be light, safe and carefree. Based in the heart of the French Alps, we have been designing, organising and guiding bike experiences across France and Europe for 20 years. With France Bike Trips, we have made our best tours available to you. Whether mountain bike tours, road bike holidays or relaxed backroad cycling trips. Whether guided, self-guided or with support vehicle. Whether in the stunning French Alps, in idyllic Burgundy, in sunny Provence, along the Loire, Rhône or Canal du Midi or by the sea in Brittany. Whether alone, as a couple, with family or friends. Experience the diversity of France with THE local specialist.

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Former member Andy Morris' new venture. Rain, mud, rocks and batteries, what's not to like!

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