2020 EVENT SADLY POSTPONED
It’s with such heavy hearts (and legs) that we have to postpone this years event. The choice of running the live event was taken out of our hands for so many reasons, from your health & safety, protecting the local community, availability of medical support and the incredible volunteers, to the distancing measures and impossible procedures that would have had to have been in place. Would not have been the same!
PLEASE keep riding, see full latest news piece for details on something to keep you excited for this year still, more info coming very soon.
We are truly sorry but I’m sure you understand. We will return better, stronger and happier next year… with even more chocolate brownies on offer!
Ride on, ride safe, ride happy and Ride on Nelly!
The Pratt Family, Marcus & Chris.
One of the UK’s most loved sportives born from the tragic loss of the wonderful Nelson Pratt but offering hope, fun, physical challenge and a lasting legacy through a shared community passion to reduce suicide numbers and smash the stigma surrounding mental health.
The routes are all on tranquil roads allowing you to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
The routes will be impeccably signed and offer well stocked feed stations to keep you fuelled.
All riders will also receive a quality goody bag.
It’s so tough everything being up in the air, not knowing if events are on or off and this massively effects our motivation, training and fitness. With the help of our fine friends at Propello Cycling we have put together a FREE 9 week training plan to give you some structure and routine to your training. Hopefully, this will help keep you motivated physically and mentally so when the flag is finally lifted you’re in the best possible condition to hit the road in style.
This plan can be adapted for ANY level of rider and can be done both indoor and on the road, plus there are some simple strength exercises to keep the body strong and in tip top condition. The research really does support that following a plan is far better for us, and gets us off the couch!
Normally this 9 week plan would cost £65, we are offering it to you for free but if you are able an £8 donation to CALM it would be so appreciated. Right now CALM is experiencing RECORD numbers calling the helpline, up over 40% since the start of lockdown. In the UK 18 people take their lives a day. £8 is the cost of a potentially life-saving call. Please help if you can.
If you are able please donate to CALM here (this goes direct to CALM) – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/TourdeTestValley
If you have any questions at all on the plan please give us a shout through the contact form.
Happy (faster) riding!
Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley proudly support the Campaign Against Living Miserably. CALM is leading a movement again suicide, tragically right now the rates are rising with 18 people a day taking their lives and suicide is still the UK’s single biggest killer of men under 45.
We believe that strong community events like ours can help lower these statistics. As a society we are losing our sense of community, NTDTV is a simple way to connect both physically and mentally. Your entry and heroic legs will support CALM’s work and help change this horrific stats.
This event for me holds something really special, despite Nelson’s story being one so tragic the positive atmosphere, hope and welcoming feeling that radiates on the day is unbridled in my opinion. To see every level of cyclist hitting the roads in support of Nelson and CALM is incredible and the routes and setting are so stunning. I would recommend this to anyone, an absolute must in your cycling year.
SIMON GUNNING, CALM CEO
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Saturday 19th September 2020
SP11 8LH, Grateley, Nr Andover, Hampshire.
4pm Friday 18th September 2020
8.00am – 10.00am