BCO CYCLE CHALLENGE 2020

Cycling

For our Annual Conference next year, we have a real change of scenery and a first for the BCO, the Annual Cycle Challenge will be held in Canada with the Conference city of Toronto being our start and finish location.

Next year’s circular route will start from Toronto on the Monday 8th June then heading South West into the Canadian wilderness of forest and lakes, before heading East to Niagara between two of the Great Lakes and through Canadian wine country. From there we return to Toronto on the Wednesday afternoon enjoying the lakeshore route alongside Lake Ontario.  

The ride will cover approximately 300 miles over 3 days including public roads and some cycleways. The area around Toronto is largely flat, think Prairie with lakes and trees, and as a consequence the overall up-hill cycling for the entire ride is again only around 2500m, similar to this year’s ride and which will please those looking for a flat route, and makes the ride very accessible to a wide-ranging ability of riders.

The ride is fully supported by a professional cycle support company. We ride as a single group or peloton of a Maximum 60 Riders, with the emphasis being on completing the challenge together, whilst networking and socialising with like-minded people from the industry. Nobody gets left behind and stronger riders will always be on hand to support.

The true spirit of the BCO ride is about inclusivity, helping one another and making new friends and contacts. If you’re looking to race or cycle at a brisk pace, then perhaps this ride is not for you!

Bikes will either be Hired from Toronto through Club Peloton or there may be an option to bring your own out via your airline although this will require your own bike boxes and some mechanical knowledge to break down and build your bikes. These options will be further confirmed shortly plus prices.

Participants of the Cycle Challenge will need to arrive in Toronto (Conference Hotel) on the day/evening of Sunday 7th June. With the cycling beginning on the Monday morning, we will roll back into Toronto for the conference welcome reception on Wednesday 10th June.

We have held the cost of the Cycle Challenge at £1,200 +VAT again and we encourage all riders to raise £500 sponsorship for the conference charity, The Story of Christmas.

Donation link coming soon

The Route

Cycling approx. 480 km over 3 days, out and back from Toronto, with an overall elevation gain of approx. 2,300m (which for those that took part, is 400m less than the 2019 route from Gothenburg).

https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2725258684

 

Sponsored by:

           

                  Hilson Moran

 

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