Chester and North Wales CTC's Bert Bailey Memorial Triennial Vets 100-mile
The Chester and North Wales CTC Veterans 100 is a well-established event which challenges riders aged 50 years and above to cycle our traditional and mostly flat 100 mile course at a sociable pace. In 2019 it will be part of the Cycling UK triennial veterans 100 series of events. Riders are in small groups allocated by the organiser with a ride leader. It is not a sportive.There is a staggered start with riders setting off in small groups with a ride leader. This helps to prevent bunching of large numbers of riders on the road and spreads arrival at refreshment stops. Those who wish to ride more slowly start earliest, with the aim of all returning to Duddon in time for the presentation of certificates which usually takes place at 6.45pm
Please let us know if there is someone you particularly wish to ride with (tandem riders-please indicate this and give name of partner). Most groups will aim to average about 12 mph for the day, however we would ask you to estimate the average riding speed you would be comfortable at so that we can try to match riders to suitable groups (between 11 and 14mph). Please will you also advise us if you intend to participate on an e-bike . Each group is to be led by an experienced ride leader.
Tea/coffee and biscuits are available at the start and finish of the event. There is a morning tea/coffee food stop, a lunch stop halfway round, and a stop in the afternoon for sandwiches, tea, cake etc. All of the stops are at halls with toilet facilities.
You are responsible for using a bicycle in safe, rideable, legal condition. Out of courtesy to other riders we would request that you fit at least an effective rear mudguard and flap if the roads are likely to be wet.
E-bikes can be used on this ride but please bear in mind that you need to have an e-bike with a 100 mile range, however that is organised. Some experienced local e-bike riders carry a spare battery for this distance; (there is now information available from a local rider on battery usage for an e-bike when riding the Vest 100 route).