The ride is not just about distance covered but the unique group camaraderie and friendly atmosphere that gets you there. The physical side of the trip is sometimes a worry for people. However, with plenty of preparation and training in advance then this ride is achievable by all with a wide variety of abilities completing previous halow250 weekends. Our rider section includes recommended training plans, information on group rides which take place from January along with other information to help you prepare. Our amazing support team and the camaraderie of the group will certainly keep you going when it does get tough.
During the 3 legs we have a number of support vehicles covering the route to ensure that everyone gets plenty of support and backup when and where required. With experienced Halow250 cyclists amongst the riders plus a dedicated ‘sweeper’ van means that there is no danger of being left behind. We also provide plenty of fuel stops to refresh and recharge, these are placed every 25 to 30 miles along the routes and provide a selection of energy bars, drinks, and general snacks. On second day in France we also provide a more substantial lunchtime stop. Overnight is spent on the ferries with the riders sharing 4-berth ensuite cabins.
The route is planned to ensure you see as much of the countryside as possible, there are plenty of notable landmarks to look out for along the ride such as Mont St Michel in France and towns in rural England that you may not have experienced before. Many of the roads during the French leg of the ride have featured in previous editions of the Tour de France, all are paved and suit a road bike although it has been completed before on hybrid, mountain, commuter and even recumbent bikes.
If you are looking for a challenging ride weekend with first class support and great participants then the halow250 is the bike ride for you! To check what is included in your ride registration fee click here. By signing up for the ride you have pledged to raise a minimum of £500 for the halow project . Due to our generous Sponsors all the money you raise goes to halow