The ABF Soldiers’ Charity Ride 2018 is just around the corner on Sunday September 2 – and here at Dorvics Cycles, we’re proud to be able to support a great local sportive and a very worthy cause.
Set up as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944, ABF annually provides millions of pounds of support to more than 70,00 members of the British Army family in more than 60 countries all over the world. This support is given to charities, or through grants to individuals, to soldiers and veterans in the Army as well as their immediate families, and can be made available to them throughout their lives.
The ABF Soldiers’ Charity Cycle Ride is an annual event that is always well-supported by club riders and individual cyclists in the Beds, Herts and Bucks area and from further afield. Starting and finishing at Leighton United FC in the centre of Leighton Buzzard, there are four ride distances to suit different levels of speed and fitness.
Entrants can choose from 26, 35, 50 and 64-mile events. The latter encompasses most of the big climbs in the area and is better suited to more experienced road riders, but the shorter rides are generally on flatter terrain and are suitable for riders on most kind of bike.
Nonetheless, whatever your bike or distance, you’ll need to make sure your machine is in perfect working order – and that’s where we come in!
As part of our support of this event, we’re offering a half-price Interim Service to all entrants in the lead-up to the big day. That means you can get a full safety check, brake and gear adjustments, full part lubrication, and a tyre and pressure check for just £20!
What’s more, we’ll be on hand at ride HQ on the day to help with any minor problems, as well as sales of spare parts and nutrition.
We’re looking forward to seeing lots of our customers prepare for the event over the next couple of weeks, and to saying hello to you all on the big day itself!
To place your entry for any of the ABF ride distances, click here. And to arrange your pre-event service, get in touch with us using the contact details below.