Mills Hills Sportive - An Exciting New Event
by Henry Peacock
This new event for 2012 taking place on 14th October has a lot more than your usual sportive. As the name suggests it has Hills and Mills with some unique twists including a timed climb of the longest continuous gradient in England (rises 968 feet 5.5miles) and Cyclocross route option.
Plenty Of Cobbles On Offer
There are two road routes on offer, 35 and 75 miles in length with a very unusual 30 mile cyclocross option. It is not often that a cyclocross option is offered alongside a road option, this makes it very special and in my opinion worth a go.
Will you win the Golden Cobble? Or the Loot of the Coiners? Prizes from Morvelo and Kinesis UK too. There are age group and category spot prizes so everyone has a chance of winning something.
Some Fierce Climbs
Event headquarters is Mytholmroyd Community Centre where registration opens at 7.30am and food will be available after the event. The routes are all way marked and a route card is given to every competitor at Registration. Emergency numbers will be on the route card and the there will be a following sweep vehicle. Both road routes have a feed at Oxenhope with hot drinks and food. Smartiming provides electronic timing for the event.
Starts will be from 8.30am it is recomended that long course route goes of between 8.30 and 9.30am and shorter routes from 9.30 - 10.30am. You will be set off in groups of 20 at 5 minutes intervals.
Kinesis-Morvelo Are Sponsoring The Event
The organisers would like to say that it’s important all bicycles have low enough gearing for the hills and that it has been fully serviced. This ride is guaranteed to shake you about and they don’t want any bits falling off or breaking on your bicycle. A new set of brake pads to cope with the descents may be needed, this is a very unusual and very special event.
Catering is going to be provided after the event by Drive by Pie, it is in the north after all! Sport Sunday will be capturing the day so everyone can savour the experience.
Watch a preview video of the day here:
To find out more about the Mills Hills visit the website here.
Mills Hills Sportive
- 14/10/2012 - Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Caldene Avenue, Mythomroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. HX7 5AF
Rating: 88.0% based on 5 reviews - See Previous Ratings
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