The GSD Giant Charity Sportive cycle race takes place tomorrow (Sunday Sept 7) at Goodwood.
It is a small but professionally-run road-cycling event with all profits going to the Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (AGSD-UK), a national charity that supports families living with very rare metabolic and neuromuscular conditions.
Many children with GSD must eat carbohydrates constantly as their liver glycogen is not available to them – so very similar to an endurance cycling event in some respects, except that their challenge continues through every day and every night.
The Giant’s HQ is the Goodwood racecourse and the route circumnavigates the South Downs National Park between Petworth in the east and the Meon Valley in the west, passing through some of the prettiest villages and hamlets in the south.
Cycling by green rolling pastures, ancient woodlands, river valleys and wetlands within one of Britain’s most accessible breathing spaces you’ll experience an exhilarating and challenging sportive with all the usual facilities and support.
Course options are for 102 miles, 76 miles or 47 miles.
There will be individual rider timing and web results service, full route marking, toilets and showers, mechanical support, rider public liability insurance, post-event massage, plentiful free parking and event photography.
If you’re interested in participating in the Sportive, go to the GSD Cycling Events websitewww.GSDGiant.org.uk and register.