Joanna along with her Wiggle Honda Team mates will take part in the Ride with Brad Sportive on the 11 August in Lancashire
Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s Olympic champions Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell will line up at the start of the second edition of the Ride with Brad sportive on Sunday 11th August. The trio will be joined by British teammates World junior time trial champion Elinor Barker and European junior track champion Amy Roberts, as well as Australian team manager and Commonwealth champion Rochelle Gilmore.
The event is an opportunity for cycling fans to ride with Sir Bradley Wiggins, the first ever British winner of the Tour de France, as well as Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s stars. With a choice of three courses of 50km, 100km and 160km, the event starts in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, and take in such renowned climbs as Nick o’ Pendle and the Trough of Bowland.
All proceeds go towards the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, which “aims to promote participation in sport and to provide support to local individuals, groups and communities.” After last year’s event Sir Bradley spoke about his desire to support a professional women’s team and, with the creation of Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling soon afterwards, the Foundation became one of its key sponsors.
“It is fantastic to be able to ride alongside fans in the Ride with Brad Sportive,” said Dani King. “As a team we are really lucky to be supported by the Bradley Wiggins Foundation, so it is lovely to be able to give something back to say thank you.”
“We had incredible support from fans during the Olympics, I can’t wait to have the opportunity to meet some of them, have a chat and do what we like doing best; riding our bikes,” echoed Laura Trott, who just added three European track titles to her already extensive list of victories.
Joanna Rowsell, who is currently riding the Thüringen-Rundfahrt with the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team said: “Lancashire is such a beautiful part of the country, so I am really looking forward being able to get out on bike for an enjoyable ride with fellow cyclists.”
Team manager Rochelle Gilmore, who is also riding in Thüringen this week, commented: “The team are really grateful of the support of Brad and the Bradley Wiggins Foundation. We’re looking forward to riding in an event in support of the Foundation, as well as having the chance to meet with fans and enjoy some of the great British countryside.”
The limit for entries is three thousand, with the 50km route costing £35, and the 100km and 160km routes costing £40. For further information on the route, event details and how to enter please visit www.ridewithbrad.com.
“It was a great event last time, riding round this beautiful area where I train when at home and meeting so many riders and spectators,” said Sir Bradley Wiggins. “We want to keep the event growing and becoming the best sportive there is. So I urge everyone to put the 11th August 2013 in their diary and crack on with their training.”