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TRIBE Ride for Love: Sea to Summit

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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Departs: 24/10/2018
  • Price: £600

This October, the TRIBE community are coming together for another epic transcontinental adventure. The Ride for Love – fully supported by bike experts Just Pedal – will take place in Southern Spain; cycling 250 miles from Cartagena to the rooftop of Spain and the top of Sierra Nevada mountains (Sea to Summit) in just three days. It’s the perfect time of year for a cycling challenge and the route will take in stunning Andalucian landscapes, brutally tough mountain climbs and overall ascent of more than 15,000 feet. Followed by huge Team TRIBE celebrations in Granada!

We go further and faster, together.

About this Trip

Ride for Love is the third in the series of RfL events, following Run for Love in 2013, a 1,000 mile run in 30 days from Odessa to Dubrovnik (the journey that inspired TRIBE) and Run for Love II, a 2,000km run and ride from Sarajevo to London in 2017. These events have raised over £350,000 for the TRIBE Freedom Foundation, to fight human trafficking. To get an idea and be inspired check out this awesome cycling video from Run for Love II here.

Can I join as a solo rider?
TRIBE are a community of everyday athletes and we are incredibly welcoming! We’re looking forward to bringing like minded people together and have no doubt you will be planning future cycling adventures together after completing this one. We also guarantee you will make lifelong friends on the trip!

 

Who will the Ride Leaders be?

TRIBE Ambassador and pro cyclist Juliet Elliott will be leading the peloton, with safety and navigation support provided by Just Pedal ride captains (1:10 support to rider ratio) and  extra support from the TRIBE Team to inspire, motivate and cheer you on throughout the challenge. With Ride Leader for every 10 riders: no one is held up and no one left behind.
What’s included:

–  Bespoke 3-day cycling adventure from the Mediterranean coast to the highest road in Europe in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

–  3* Accommodation (twin share) for four nights

–  Breakfast & Dinner everyday

– Unlimited TRIBE nutrition and hydration products.

–  Speed groups to suit all rider abilities

– Professional ride support & guidance from expert ride leaders, all first aid trained (1: 10 ride support:rider ratio)

–  Support vehicle & full mechanical support

–  Daily Luggage transfer

–  Detailed route info, online maps, gps data, & route profiles

–  Pre­‐event training plan, training advice and pre-event training rides (dates TBC)
What’s excluded:

–  Bike & helmet (compulsory), personal clothing and equipment

–  Lunch, Drinks & entertainment

– Travel and bike insurance

– Flights to and from the event
Do I need my own bike?

Yes – you will need your own road bike. It is also possible to hire a bike for £140 for 4 days. Full carbon Ridley Fenix with 105 or Ultegra.

 

ITINERARY & TRAVEL LOGISTICS

Who is the operator of the trip?

It is a TRIBE adventure and the bespoke 3-day Spanish cycling adventure has been prepared by Just Pedal, cycling experts and route leaders. They are specialists in the field with extensive experience of operating cycling and running trips across Europe. 

How can I get my bike to the start?

Return bike and luggage transfer to and from Central London is available for £100 per rider.

Simply, drop your bike off and collect it from Tribe HQ in Shoreditch Tea Building at the allocated times below.  All bikes are fully insured during transit and will be loaded and unloaded by cyclists who know how to look after the most fragile bikes!

Where is the Bike Transfer Drop-off and collection point?

Tribe HQ, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ.

Drop off: Monday October 22nd:  09:00 – 18:00

Collect: Tuesday October 30th: 09:00-14:00

NB: It is very important that you make sure your bike is delivered to TRIBE HQ at the times allocated above.

How long will the ride take?

The event is 3 days of riding. We will be riding approximately 80 miles each day, which should take between 6-10 hours (depending on which speed group you ride in).

Provisional Itinerary:  

Date Stage Distance Meals
Weds Oct 24th Arrive Aguilas 0 Dinner
Thurs Oct 25th Aguilas – Almeria 120km / 75 miles Breakfast & Dinner
Fri Oct 26th Almeria – Motril 120km / 75 miles Breakfast & Dinner
Sat Oct 27th Motril – Sierra Nevada 100km / 62 miles Breakfast & Dinner
Sat Oct 27th Evening in Granada 0 Breakfast & Dinner
Sun Oct 28th Depart N/A Breakfast

*Distances & Route subject to hotel availability, full recce and risk assessment.

How will we get to the start of the ride?

Everyone will book their own flights to Murcia-San Javier Airport on Wednesday 24th and fly back from Granada on Sunday 28th. Recommended flight details will be circulated by TRIBE on or before August 15th 2018. No need to book at this stage.

Just Pedal will be providing free airport transfers from Murcia airport to the start in Aguilas to transport riders arriving on the recommended flights. The transfer is approximately 1 hour.

 

How will we get back to the airport after the ride?

Just Pedal will be providing airport transfers from Granada to Malaga airport.  The transfer is approximately 1 hour and will be timed to suit the recommended flights circulated by TRIBE.

What food and accommodation will be provided?

Accommodation is reserved for you every day which includes dinner, bed and breakfast.  The accommodation is selected especially for cyclists with secure bike storage and food options to suit all dietary requirements.  The final night in Granada will be a fitting team celebration!!

Will I have my own room?

We will be organising all accommodation in hotels along the route and you can choose from single or shared rooms. The cost of a single room is £45 extra per night.

Ride Ambassadors 

TRIBE Ambassador and pro cyclist Juliet Elliott will be leading the peloton and providing inspiration to all involved

Who will the Ride Leaders be?

With safety and navigation support provided by Just Pedal ride leaders and  extra support from the TRIBE Team to inspire, motivate and cheer you on throughout the challenge. With Ride Leader for every 10 riders: no one is held up and no one left behind.

What if I need mechanical support?

A support vehicle with a qualified mechanic will travel with the group and be on call at all times.  The van will be fully equipped with spares allowing the support team to keep you on the road and minimise time spent repairing any mechanicals.  There will also be a few spare seats should you need a rest at any point.

Will I have to navigate the route myself?

As mentioned above, our experienced ride leaders will be navigating you from Sea to Summit.

However, we will also be providing the group with GPX navigation files for each day of the route.  These can be used on any cycling navigation device from the major brands e.g. Garmin.  Please ensure you have installed the routes onto your gps before departure and you have checked each one loads correctly.

 

Will we have access to our own kit during the ride?

Your main luggage will be transported straight to the next hotel after the group has departed on their bikes towards their next destination each morning. If needed, a small day bag can be put in the support car with any essentials in them.

What will we do for food and drinks during the ride?

All riders will get unlimited TRIBE nutrition throughout the ride. We will also be carrying plenty of water should a rider run low or run out. There will be a daily coffee stop and lunch stop planned into the route.

What level of fitness do we need?

This is a tough challenge that will push you to your limits. A good level of fitness is essential – we will be riding approximately 80 miles each day with some seriously steep ascents. However, there will be multiple speed groups to suit all rider abilities so everyone can take the ride at their own pace.

Will there be team training sessions I can attend?
Yes. TRIBE will organise a series of training rides. This is a great way to meet the TRIBE team and other riders. We will contact riders with the full event schedule.

Do you have a training plan I can work on?

Yes. TRIBE will provide a training plan.

What are we fundraising for?

As a team we are aiming to raise £50,000 for TRIBE Freedom Foundation to fight modern slavery and end human trafficking. Modern Slavery is a worldwide issue and within the UK alone, the Home Office estimates there are between 10-13,000 people living in slavery. Learn more here.

What am I expected to raise?

We ask that all participants in Ride for Love fundraise at least £250 for the TRIBE Freedom Foundation. In reality, we hope that everyone will raise more! As a team we are aiming to reach £50,000. Discover more about work to end slavery here.

What happens if I don’t hit my fundraising targets?
The real question is whether we can each smash the £1,000 barrier!!!!

How do I start fundraising?

We encourage everyone to set up a JustGiving page (via this link) but there are many other ways to raise funds. Check out the fundraising guide here for loads of ideas, hints and useful tips.

 

Is there a Kit List?

There is a separate recommended kit list to follow.  Most kit is fairly standard for all riders but we highly recommend you do not forget a spare derailleur hanger or spare spokes.  Both of these can be difficult to source whilst travelling.

Please be aware that the weather can always change quickly, and we strongly advise to make sure you have both cycling kit and off the bike clothing for all seasons.

 

Do we need insurance?

The event is being organised by Just Pedal and has public liability insurance.

It is mandatory for all riders to provide proof of a personal travel insurance policy before departure. This should include cover for participation in cycling and repatriation to your home country.  We also recommend that your bike should be fully covered by some form of insurance policy.

What travel documents do we need?

You require a full passport to visit Spain.  If you do not currently hold one it is your responsibility to obtain one in good time.

For non-EU residents, it is your responsibility to check Spanish visa regulations for your nation and ensure the appropriate paperwork is in place before departure.

 

How do I book my place?

You can book via the Just Pedal website or please contact us at info@Just-Pedal.com to check availability. We will require a 50% deposit per person with the remaining balance due four weeks prior to departure.

How will the payment and confirmation work?

Payments can be made by online with credit or debit cards, PayPal and bank transfer.  On receipt of your fully completed booking form and deposit we will send you a confirmation of you booking and a full trip itinerary.

What if I need to cancel my entry?
The deposit is non-refundable. Following payment of the remaining balance both the deposit and remaining balance are non-refundable.

QUESTIONS & QUERIES

If you have any further questions or queries regarding the travel logistics, route and accommodation please do not hesitate to contact Just Pedal on +44(0)1483 351 466 or via email: info@just-pedal.com

If you have any questions about your training, nutrition, or fundraising for the trip please contact laragh@wearetribe.co

USEFUL CONTACTS

Rob Hawkins

  1. rob@just-pedal.com
  2. +44 1483 351 466

Nadine Kotte

  1. nadine@just-pedal.com

t: +44 1483 351 466

Laragh O’Malley

e: laragh@wearetribe.co

t: +44 7794 051561

Tom Stancliffe

e: tom@wearetribe.co

t: +44 7969 601998