Stage 7 – Castrovillari – Alberobello (Valle D’Itria) – 220km

By on May 10, 2017 in Cycle Challenge | 0 comments

Tour of Italy (Giro D’Italia) Cycle Challenge 2017 (100th edition)

By on Mar 10, 2017 in Cycle Challenge | 10 comments

In May this year I will be riding the exact route of the 2017 Tour of Italy. The Giro d’italia is 3,400 km long and takes place over 21 days in May and this year’s see the 100th edition of the race. I will be raising money for 4 charities, Bernados, Rainbow Children’s Hospice, Padraic Sweeney Kidney Research and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice and will be sponsored by Jewson, Polypipe and McCann. The ride is an extraordinary feat for anyone regardless of age but being 77 this makes it if more mind blowing. What an example it sets to the mature cyclists? It demonstrates that age should not be a barrier and the older generation can still achieve a great level of fitness, and still be competitive in their chosen sport or activities, inspiring! Why this challenge? In 2005, Mick at the age of 65 became the 1st and still only rider to SOLO ride the exact route of the Tour de France in one day less...


By on Mar 10, 2017 in Cycle Challenge, Donate | 1 comment

Mick has just become the first rider ever to race 60 years of Cyclo Cross and Road without a break (and still racing) so he has now set the target for the Giro Ride at £60,000, that’s £1,000 for every year. There are two ways of donating money, either direct at the following Building Society or via Virgin Money Giving. Bank transfers or cheques can be made payable to the Hinckley and Rugby Building Society, 14 Church Street, Rugby, Warks, CV21 3PL with the following details: Account Name: “Tour of Italy Challenge Ride Trust Account” Account Number: 25-020-02349-4 (this must be shown in the reference field for any payments made or the amounts will be returned) Bank Sort Code: 40-24-19 Bank Account Number: 81228218 Or online via Virgin Money Giving • Account Name: ‘Tour of Italy Challenge Ride Trust Account’ •...

Press Launch

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Who is Mick Ives?

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Mick Ives | 1 comment

To date Mick has won 8 World Masters Cycling Championships and a total of 17 World Championship medals, add to that a professional championships and 79 British Cycling Championships. He held a professional licence for 8 years on road/cross and track, and alter another 8 years with mountain biking. He is the only male British rider to represent his country internationally at road/cross/mountain and track. He has also won National Championships on road/time trials/hill climbs/cross and mountain bike. Off the bike, he has managed the Great Britain team at the World Championships for both cyclocross and mountain biking, as well as acting as professional team manager for several UK based professional teams. Throughout his illustrious career he has even managed Stephen Roche (World No.1 – World Champion, Tour de France and Giro winner) when he rode the Nissan Tour of...