Links for companies associated with our Bristol Sportive

Bad Ass Bikes - Burrington Combe. The shop will be open should anyone need spares of any kind. Bad Ass Bikes have also kindly donated energy drinks which will be served at the feed stop.

Natalee Newton - Provider of much needed pre and post ride massages! Contact Natalee for sports or traditional massage therapies. (based in Bristol)

Bridgwater Farm - quality bed and breakfast accommodation near Bristol Airport (5 Miles from Event HQ)

The Mad Dash Bristol - Fancy some fun off the bike? Family adventure race for kids and adults!

Country View Holiday Park - campsite near WSM (approx 15 miles from Event HQ)

E-commerce web design - our web designers, Satsuma Media

Distinction Scaffolding - suppliers of signage

Hospitality and catering staff -

Black Rat Cider have offered each rider a glass of Black Rat Cider when you finish the ride! Just fill your commemorative tankard from one of the barrels in the registration room at the school.

Chaos Cycles - If you are in Bristol and need cycle spares, go to Chaos Cycles in St Nick's Market for fantastic deals!

Secure Bike Storage - The Bike Shed Company

Cycling Holidays in Portugal run outstanding cycling holidays from their excellent base just south of Lisbon. Rides to suit all abilities. Rides can be guided or you can explore the fantastic quiet roads by yourselves. Good quality carbon bike hire is included or you can bring your own steed. A huge and varied terrain awaits you from flat riverside cruising to 20km mountain climbs. Visit to find a different cycling holiday!

Cycling holidays in Algarve. The owners of have just launched a new holiday package in the Algarve. A fully supported week of riding the route of the Tour of the Algarve. Staying in quality 4 star hotels and riding the same routes as the pro riders with full back up support, this is an opportunity to get some quality riding in before the start of the season in the UK. Take a look at 

Companies Associated with the North Devon Event

We are delighted to have teamed up with Lobb Fields Camping and Caravan Park who are sponsors of the Black Rat North Devon Challenge. Lobb Fields are offering special discounted rates for all Black Rat riders wishing to stay over the weekend of the ride.

Southfork - probably North Devon's best cycle shop! We are delighted that the guys will be providing mechanical assistance on this year's event.

Higher Dean Lodge, just outside of Combe Martin have kindly offered any groups of riders entering the Black Rat, a discount on their normal prices should you wish to stay there over the weekend of the ride. Click on the link for details of the accommodation.

Taw Velo Cycling Club

The club caters for all abilities and all ages, we currently have a youth team for ages 10-17, and then we have a growing population of men and a women specific team known as the Taw Velo Vixens.  The club would love to welcome new members to train and socialise.

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