On Tuesday 15th September, keen cyclists from across the property industry gathered once again to take on the challenge at Allsop’s Festival of Cycling, set at the iconic Formula One Circuit at Brands Hatch.
With an almost spiritual devotion to the sport, our experienced (and not so experienced) cyclists were undeterred by the very real possibility of crashing and burning as they sped round the formula one track in wet weather conditions. The brave men and women definitely had a ‘just go for it’ mantra.
With team and individual races all morning, a welcome lunch revitalised the teams, as did the girls from Roadside Therapy who were kept very busy giving massages to the injured or those just in need of an excuse to lie down for a bit.
For those waiting to race, the 500m Watt Bike challenge in the Allsop garage drew in the crowds. It may not sound far but competitors could not hide the shear agony of sustained pedalling at top speed.
The fun, and indeed the sun, broke out in the afternoon as all cyclists took part in the Boris/Brompton relay. Not only did the teams have to unlock and erect the Brompton bike before riding, they had to try to look cool whilst riding it. Photographic evidence suggests that no one achieved the latter but it did give the crowds a good laugh.
A fantastic day of cycling ended with a Prize Giving ceremony where Mills & Reeve took away the Festival of Cycling trophy. Congratulations to them and all the winners. Huge thanks to everyone who participated to make Allsop’s Festival of Cycling so perfect.
A special thanks to Cycle To for organising the day for us, Brompton Bicycles for lending us their bikes, the LandAid girls for helping to run the Watt bike challenge and to Allsop’s very own Duncan Moir for his hugely entertaining commentary throughout the day.
Overall Winning Team: Mills & Reeve
Boris and Brompton Bike Relay: Andrews & Robertson
Watt Bike Challenge: Ian Bradshaw – Edward Charles and Partners
For further information on this event pleaes contact Jessica Bondzie