We are delighted to have a number of like-minded partners for this event. They each bring their own particular qualities to the Great British Divide and we are very grateful for their support.
CHIRU ENDURANCE BIKES
Founded by Pierre Arnaud le Magnan who has extensive experience in bike design and build as well as being a highly accomplished ultra-distance racer himself – think French Divide 1st Place finisher and Silk Road Mountain Race Podium finisher! Chiru bikes are created with endurance riding in mind and are absolutely perfect for these long distance events and we are thrilled to have them as our bike partner! Since seeing several Chiru’s during the French Divide one has been on the wish-list and it is exciting to know that in early 2020 a Kegeti will be arriving!
CITY CYCLE LAB +
In the heart of Canterbury and just 5 miles from the start is the premier bike shop of the region. It is great to have them as one of our partners and to know there is a place for any last minute needs close to the start. This is where Kevin occasionally works and the owners of the shop have helped bring several custom build bikes to life for him. They are main dealers for Trek, Brompton and Colnago as well as offering Trek’s Precision Fit Bike Fitting service, a full range of accessories, repairs and workshop services.
THE INDEPENDENT PEDALER
The Independent Pedaler is our local Cycling Cafe and it is brilliant! Now entering its third year of operation it is well established and always buzzing with a fantastic energy that is matched by superb coffee and excellent local food.
The owners also run a highly successful Time Trial Team from the cafe and have just completed an absolutely incredible year.
The Pedaler will be supporting Registration and the Rider Briefing on Friday 17th July and also the start the following day at near-by Illeden Farm Right on the North Downs Way, this was always the perfect choice of location for us and we are so pleased this has come to fruition.
HAPPY BOTTOM BUM BUTTER
As the website says, this is the ‘World’s leading sports arse cream’ and we are inclined to agree! At GBD HQ we have used Bum Butter for years and it really is fab! We, and all the riders bottoms will be very happy indeed for the support of the legendary Charlie Hobbs and his equally legendary arse cream along the route!
MORE TO COME…..
We are currently talking to a number of other appropriate businesses that are keen to be involved with the Great British Divide. We will keep this page and our social media channels updated as new partners join us.