Ladies Epic Rides

A review


The Le Sportif Ladies Epic was the ideal event to celebrate the end of my riding season. The climbs were challenging with rewarding views and suitably epic scenery. Having not done any significant road riding over the border, it was a great introduction to the beautiful Welsh hills and countryside accessible by bike. Of course, the weather could have been better but that added to the challenge and sense of achievement for me.

As cyclists, Helene and Pip really understand what is important on an long endurance ride leaving you to only worry about riding your bike. They’ve thought of everything you could possibly need - excellent route, guide, mechanic, support car, food stops and special rider treats.

The support car was particularly invaluable as we experienced very wet weather conditions on the day. We were able to store extra kit in the car and exchange wet clothing layers. Food stops were well planned and popped up en-route underneath the Le Sportif gazebo like magic! Laden with delicious homemade cake, filling snacks and warm drinks, the gazebo was a welcome sight at the top of a long climb.

If you are hoping to find a memorable and unique challenge this year I would highly recommend the Ladies Epic. It’s a great value, rider-centered experience that your standard sportive just doesn’t deliver. You’ll receive a fully supported ride with rewards that go much further than a standard medal and energy gel.

I hope you’ll join us at the next one!