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Condor Cycles turns 70 and wants to celebrate with you

Joe Robinson
1 May 2018

A sportive, post-ride pie and celebratory beer will all be part of this weekend of fun in Staffordshire

London-based bike brand Condor will be celebrating its 70th birthday this year and with it being such a special occasion has decided to throw a party.

Over the weekend of 7th and 8th July, the framebuilding brand will descend on the 800-year-old stately home of Chillington Hall for two days of celebrations including a sportive, guided gravel rides and food and beer trucks.

The highlight of the celebrations lies within a sportive on the Saturday with distances of both 70 miles and 70km taking in the rolling countryside of Staffordshire. En route there will even be a secret timed section to keep you on your toes.

Those taking on the ride will also be joined by the JLT Condor professional team, including three-time Olympic Gold medalist Ed Clancy, who will be helping drive the pace during the day. 

Once you reach the finish, all riders will be handed a Karma Kola post-ride bar and an award-winning pie from Yorkshire butchers Allums.

Condor will also run guided gravel rides of the scenic grounds with demo use of Condor's gravel bike range, plus rider workshops, a vintage Condor exhibiton and demo bike zone all at the festival's hub.

Tickets for the weekend will be £50 for adults but this includes entry to the ride of your choice, a selection of 70th anniversary gifts, your post-ride pie, a scoop of ice cream and a couple of drinks, making it a reasonably priced day out.

Son of Condor founder and current managing director Monty Young spoke of how this weekend of celebrations will be inclusive of all bike lovers.

'You don’t need to be a Condor rider to take part,' Young said. 'The festival is a celebration of British cycling and the sport.

'I encourage owners with vintage Condors to dust off their bikes because I’d love to see our older creations. Each bike has its own story to tell.'

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