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Ordnance Survey and UK Cycling Events Ltd launch brand new cycling event series

04 November 2014

Ordnance Survey has joined forces with UK Cycling Events to create Ordnance Survey Spin Series, cycling sportives that will happen across southern England from early 2015.

Individual logos available for download below

This follows on from Britain’s national mapping agency’s sponsorship of this year’s Tour of Britain and the release of its free cycling apps OS Ride the Tour and OS Ride.

To launch this new series a 10% discount on all ticket prices is being offered until the 1 December 2014, with all riders receiving a free PowerBar nutrition pack worth £10.

Gareth Miller, Head of Group Marketing at Ordnance Survey, says: “The Ordnance Survey Spin Series kicks off the 2015 cycling season with a fantastic selection of rides that continue right through to spring. Our partnership with UK Cycling Events further cements OS’s commitment to cycling and providing cyclists with the best online, mobile and paper map route information. There is nothing better than an OS map if you want to know exactly what is in store when you set off on your bike.”

Martin Barden, UK Cycling Events Ltd, adds: “We are delighted to be launching the Ordnance Survey Spin Series. It’s very exciting for us to be able to bring the cycling season forward, enabling riders the opportunity to continue riding sportives throughout winter and into spring. It’ll present riders with a different, but highly rewarding challenge. The events will also be a good introduction to our cycling events and should be appeal to people who have made improving their fitness levels one of their New Year’s resolutions.

The Ordnance Survey Spin Series schedule:

Ordnance Survey Nutcracker Sportive – Newmarket – 10th January 2015

Ordnance Survey January Insanity Sportive – Nr Winchester – 31st January 2015

Ordnance Survey Equalizer Sportive - Colchester – 8th February 2015

Ordnance Survey Cobbler Classic Sportive - Towcester – 22nd March 2015

Ordnance Survey Devils MTB – Plumpton, East Sussex – 16th April 2015

Learn more about each ride and pinpoint their locations on our interactive map.


Individual event badge images:

Nutcracker (Newmarket)

January insanity (Winchester)

Equalizer (Colchester)

Cobbler Classic (Towcester)

Devils MTB (East Sussex)

Contact us

For more information:

Contact: Keegan Wilson, Press Officer

Email: keegan.wilson@ordnancesurvey.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 023­ 8005 5332

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