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Cycle Sportive: Ride with the Pros 2018

After last year’s successful ‘Ride with the Professional’s’ Cycling Sportive, to commemorate our 40th birthday, we decided to make it an annual event. This year we worked towards creating an event that was both environmentally and socially responsible. And as a business that supports sustainability, we put this at the forefront of our minds when organising this event. We focused on having a single use plastic free event, supporting local and independent businesses and ensuring all event waste was eco-friendly. We managed to reduce our compostable waste by 83%; last year we filled three bags and this year we used only half a bag.

Running a sustainable event meant we could reduce our carbon footprint and really make steps towards making a change.

Once again we were privileged and honoured to have a number of professional riders and support staff from the Canyon|Eisberg pro team joining us for the ride. Canyon|Eisberg is a young professional British UCI Continental cycling team, who in their first season last year stormed onto the cycling stage in the UK, Europe and beyond.


Setting off again from our Farnborough HQ, riders headed off towards sweeping country lanes, scenic countryside, sunken lanes and spectacular Hampshire views. Cyclists had a choice routes to undertake, deciding on whether the 100km or 55km rides took their fancy; we had four 100km groups and one 55km group. Our riders were accompanied in each group by two Hilson Moran guides and a professional cyclists from the Eisberg|Canyon professional cycling team.

As in previous years, teams were treated at the feeding station to a tempting selection of home baked cakes and tasty paella and refreshments after the final home stretch back at HQ.

Our cyclists were also automatically entered into a raffle to win an exciting day out including VIP access to Round 4 of the ITV4 televised Tour Series, at Wembley Park.

To see some of the day’s highlights, follow us @hilsonmoran and share your snaps with us using the #HMRiderwiththePros hashtag.

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