We are very proud to now be an Affiliate Group Member of Cycling UK and this gives you an opportunity to become an affiliate member for as little as £2.17 per month! This membership includes the third party liability insurance cover that is required to take part in an Escapade. Please visit their website for the membership details and we will be able to provide you with the necessary information for joining as an affiliate of our group very soon.
As an organisation, Cycling UK want people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to be able to cycle safely, easily and enjoyably.
They have championed the cause of cycling for more than 140 years and promote all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.
As an independent, democratic and expert organisation, their activities reflect the commitment of their members, volunteers and partners to make cycling mainstream, making a lasting difference to the lives of individuals and communities.
Our affiliation with them is a perfect fit for the type of cycling we love and live for and we are super happy to support them – we hope you will be too!
FACEBOOK PAGE – The Facebook page is the place to find much of the information about the event and the various updates we make during the approach to it. It is also where we will share the progress of the riders once we are live and underway – be sure to share it with your family and friends. You can find the page here If you don’t use Facebook please let us know and we can share all the relevant details by e-mail.
INSTAGRAM PAGE – We all love great photos and what better place to post them is there?! You can find our page here and post your own photos from you training rides and of your bike set-ups using the hashtag #greatbritishescapade
STRAVA CLUB – We have set-up a Strava Club for all participants of both the Divide and the Escapades to record their training and engage with one another. You can join the club here
LEAVE NO TRACE – Do Bikepackers Sh!t in the Woods?! You bet they do! BUT, and this is important, do it responsibly. Pack a trowel – they weigh a tiny amount and are not expensive, dig a ‘cathole’ and cover it up. There are loads of Youtube videos of the right way to do it but it’s maybe one to search for at home and not on your work computer!!
Wild camping in England is officially illegal and you should seek the landowners permission before camping on their land. With the nature of these events and very long days in the saddle it is possible to stop and camp for a few hours by using a combination of common sense and responsible actions. Stop late, leave early, avoid residential areas and once again, leave no trace….