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Women’s charity cycling challenge PedElle returns for 2017: registration now open


Fundraising charity Club Peloton has announced that registration for the Legal & General Real Assets pedElle 2017 is now open. Designed to bring together women in the property industry to network, ride and fundraise, the fifth edition of the event will take place 17th-21st May 2017.

Over three days, the cyclists will ride 500km from Porto to Lisbon, stopping over at the inland cities of Viseu and Leiria along the way. With beautiful scenery and a lot of climbing to contend with, the event presents a considerable challenge. The riders will be spurred on by their fundraising for Coram, the UK’s oldest and first children’s charity, and Club Peloton’s principal beneficiary. The money raised will go towards Coram Adoption, which finds safe and loving homes for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, including those who have suffered from abuse and neglect since birth.

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PedElle is run as a group ride, with the peloton riding together at the pace of the slowest rider to ensure that everyone finishes the ride together. And in order to help the riders complete the challenge not only successfully but also enjoyably, Club Peloton provides support both pre- and on-event to ensure both bodies and bikes are as fully prepared as possible and to keep them rolling once out on the road.

Pre-event there are training rides and spin classes, as well as informative evenings to advise riders on training, nutrition, clothing and group riding skills – all essential for those riders who will not have undertaken a mass participation multi-day event before and who may only have taken up cycling relatively recently. For those new to cycling, Club Peloton has years of experience in helping riders get started, providing advice that is invaluable when you don’t know your derailleur from your dropout.

On-event support comes in the form of an energetic and enthusiastic support crew, a lead car, ride captains to look after the riders out on the road, sports injury therapists, mechanics, a paramedic (for emergencies only) and a luggage van. The cyclists are therefore left free to concentrate on the job in hand: cycling 500km for charity.

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“The ride provides a fantastic way not only to fundraise, but also to network,” commented pedElle repeat rider Emily Knott from Legal & General Real Assets. “Not only do you ride further than you ever thought possible, but the format generates a sense of support and camaraderie that is unlike anything you’ll ever experience in an office, building long-lasting friendships and working relationships.”

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“We’re delighted to be bringing the Legal & General Real Assets pedElle to the beautiful roads of Europe once more,” said Nick Hanmer, Chief Executive of Club Peloton. “As ever, we are keen to continue our mission to encourage more women into cycling. For those that have never cycled before, pedElle 2017 is a fantastic opportunity to get on a bike and challenge yourself in the company of many other incredible women, all the while raising money for a fantastic cause.”

Registration for the Legal & General Real Assets pedElle 2017 is now open here.

To find out more about the event please click here.