SpiceRoads is seeking out riders to join our team and race in one of the friendliest road races, the Tour of Friendship, from April 29 to May 4, 2016. This race is a perfect introduction to road bike racing for a novice as it is all about the love of cycling and connecting cyclists from all over the world.
“The organization and race control is perfectly balanced to enable the racer or novice to feel safe. It is also offers the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life from around the world. Being part of the SpiceRoads team allows you to concentrate on the racing as everything else, including daily bike maintenance gets done for you. I will be back next year as I have an age group title to defend!” says Tinsley James (TJ) who has raced the Tour of Friendship with SpiceRoads for two consecutive years.
The race is in five-stages and starts in the buzzing city of Bangkok and ends in the remote Kanchanaburi area where the majority of the racing takes place. The ride passes by Erawan National Park, famed for its impressive seven-tiered waterfall, Srinakarin Dam named after the Princess Mother with its impressive hydro-electric power plant and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi.
Day 1: Pick up from the airport and night in Bangkok
Day 2: Stage 1: Time Trial Circuit – 7 km +22 / -22 m
Day 3: Stage 2: Bangkok to Kanchanaburi – 97.3 km +174 m / -161 m
Day 4: Stage 3: Ride up to Srinakarin Dam – 130.5 km +2264 m / -2129 m
Day 5: Stage 4: Erawan National Park Loop Ride – 84.2 km +1228 / -1106 m
Day 6: Stage 5: Kanchanaburi – Kampaengsan – 60 km +171 m / -203 m
And then transfer back to your Bangkok hotel or departure flight.
• Race registration
• Vehicle support during race
• Most meals
• 5 nights accommodation
• Pick up and drop off from the airport
• 2 x SpiceRoads race kits
• 2 x SpiceRoads water bottles
What are the costs?
The tour cost is US$1,225 plus US$210 for a single supplement. A standard bike can be hired for US$150, or upgrade to hire Trek Emonda S5 carbon bike – US$225.