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Nice to Nîmes Bike Ride

Join us for a cycling challenge across Southern France!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Across Southern France

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Join us for our Nice to Nîmes Bike Ride 2022!

Sponsored by The Implant Centre, Gardner and Scardifield, The Protein Ball Co., Asda (Brighton Marina), Co–op (Portland Road) and Truffles Hove.

From the bustling Cote d’Azure city of Nice we’ll ride westwards and inland heading back in time until we reach the Roman city of Nîmes. Along the way we’ll cross ancient bridges, skirt past Roman aqueducts and pass through world famous wine regions.

In a slight change for this year's ride Day 3 has a choice of two different routes! Those feeling fit can opt to tackle the Giant of Provence, the Hors Categorie Bald Mountain. Anyone needing an easier day can bypass Mont Ventoux and enjoy a shorter day when the two routes split just after the lovely hilltop village of Bonnieux and head straight to Carpentras for an early finish.

Entry is £625.  A deposit of £150 will secure your place.

Here's what some of our Surrey Hills Bike Ride cyclists had to say:

"Thank you all for such a fantastic weekend. Such brilliant company, support and organisation, I really loved it. I’ve learnt so much this weekend to improve for the next one."
"Thank you Rosie and Tracey, and of course Tony, always there! Thank you all for being so lovely; what a way to spend a weekend outside!"
"Absolutely amazing and fun weekend. You are all phenomenal and should be proud of yourselves, this was an awesome ride. A very special thank you to Tony for his wonderful support."
"A big thank you to Tracey and Rosie for pulling another great event out of the bag!"
"Just reflecting on what a truly amazing weekend it has been. Feel amazing to have completed it, what an amazing group you have all been, so encouraging - this was the hardest physical challenge I’ve ever done and you all made it achievable for me. Thank you Rosie and Tracey for organising it all, and for all the food and water! Thank you Chris for getting us up those hills, thank you to Fran and Sara - you total legends - so inspiring and thank you for keeping me going, I would not have finished it without you. And Tony - thank you for keeping us safe, all your knowledge and support and for the ride in your van when I needed it!"
"Thank you everyone for a lovely weekend - challenging, but I really enjoyed the company and the great scenery."
"Great to meet and cycle with you all! Big thanks to Tracey and Rosie, and to the superb support and encouragement from Chris, Sara and Fran. Thank you Tony also for fixing my riding position after 10 years wrong!"

The route:

Day 1: Nice to Draguignan - 93km (57mi) - 1700m (5600ft)
Day 2 - Draguignan to Pertuis - 92km (57mi) - 1200m (4000ft)
Day 3 (without Ventoux) - Pertuis to Carpentras - 74km (46mi) - 900m (3000ft)
Day 3 (with Ventoux) - Pertuis to Carpentras - 128km (80mi) - 3000m (10,000ft)
Day 4 - Carpentras to Nîmes - 88km (55mi) - 870m (2800ft)

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