We are never too old to learn.
We have ride captains, forming different groups according to different speeds. You are encouraged to ride within these groups. Alternatively you can opt to do-your-own-thing, as long as you obey the Marshalls and support staff.
Our ride captains are competitive cyclists and you can be sure to learn a thing or two. They can give some pointers on ride comfort, group riding, peloton etiquette, pedalling techniques, how to climb and descent, preserving energy and how to be an all-round more efficient cyclist.
Part of your entry will also go towards sponsoring up and coming young riders and giving them the opportunity to participate in events they otherwise would not have been able to do.