Cappuccino Cycling rides Leeds 2 Paris

Cycling is coming home.

We are the Cappuccino Cycling Club, and we plan to celebrate with panache.

The Cappuccino Cycling Club was founded just 5 years ago in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and in that time we’ve grown from 3 to over 150 members, such is the enthusiasm for our sport in this spa town.

It’s in our blood here. In 1848 Harrogate was the birth place of the world’s first ever cycling club, the Cyclists Touring Club …… and now in 2014, Harrogate will play host to the Grand Depart of Tour De France 2014, the biggest sporting event in the world.

So how do we plan to celebrate cycling coming home ?

The idea is for 37 riders to cycle from Harewood House, Leeds, to the finish line, on the Champs Elysees in Paris, arriving there the day before the professionals race down the most famous finishing straight in world cycling.

The Cappuccino Cycling Club have organised two rides. A 4 day ride setting off on Wednesday 23rd July, and a 3 day ride setting off a day later. Both rides will meet on the Saturday afternoon just outside Paris, so they can cycle to the finish together as a club, resplendent in their special edition Leeds2Paris jerseys. By the time they reach Paris all the riders will have covered in excess of three hundred and thirty miles and will have earned their celebratory glass of bubbly!!

The club aim to raise as much money as they can for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity, a cause very close to a lot of cyclists hearts. There is a Just Giving page set up where any contributions will be very welcome.

The web address is

The club would like to thank the ride sponsor, Prologue Performance Cycling, for fuelling the Cappuccino’s throughout their journey with energy bars and gels supplied from the new store, opening in Harrogate on Saturday 22 March.

The club would also like to thank the support drivers, who will be manning the food and water stops, as well as providing mechanical help. Without them all the ride will not be possible.


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For L2P Ride press info: e-mail Alex on

About Cappuccino Cycling Club

The Cappuccino Cycling Club is a group of friends from Harrogate who enjoy cycling in a relaxed way, that normally entails stopping for a coffee somewhere along the way. Ride distances are from 25miles upwards with some members taking part in local sportive events in the Yorkshire area.
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