On June 7 riders will cross the start-line of the first NPSCC Tour of the South East, embarking on a 180mile multi-stage sportive that will bring them as close to the pro rider experience as it’s possible to get, supported by motorcycle outriders, domestiques, soigneurs, mechanics, first aiders and team cars. The ride will see seeded groups of cyclists of all abilities snake their way through the beautiful South East countryside on a route put together by experienced event director, James Kemp. The ride is punctuated by timed climbs of Olympic road race highlight, Box Hill, a testing 2.5km ascent with an average gradient of 5%, and Kidds Hill (aka The Wall) which although shorter at 1.5km has a tough average of 7.8%.
Event organisers have now announced that two major new partners will be supporting the NSPCC Tour of England. 9bar has come on board as official energy bar sponsor, whilst Physio&Therapy UK, who have supported the ITU at the British Championships and the London World Championships, will be providing pre- and post-event massages. 9bar nutrition expert, Liz Tucker said: ‘We are really pleased to be partners of the NSPCC Tour of England series and to be aligned with such a great cause and a great cycling challenge too.‘
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