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Sodbury Sportive

19/08/2012 - Chipping Sodbury - Sportive

Rating: 92.3% based on 11 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 93.3%

clairewilcox wrote:

Congratulations on organising such a wonderful sportive.

I thought that the event was excellent, challenging, interesting countryside & the volunteers made the day very special.

If I were to offer criticism, it would be that I found the A38 intersection weak (I wouldn't normally cycle on such a busy road), additionally, the Thornbury to Chipping Sodbury section (particularly Yate) were uninspiring.

I plan to enter the 2013 sportive & am encouraging friends to join me!

Rated Event: 90.0%

robertprickett wrote:

Well organised event, signage on the 100 mile could have been better, food stops were great, all involved with the organisation on the day really friendly I will enter again this year.

Rated Event: 86.7%

PhilipSouthern wrote:

As the start was only 10 mins from home then it no effort to get to the start early in the morning.

Rated Event: 98.9%

JacquelineJames wrote:

Fabulous event, first timer, will do it again.

Rated Event: 88.9%

ChrisDavies wrote:

A very well organised and fun event. Would love to do it again. but may try to be a bit fitter!

Rated Event: 86.7%

PaulDonnelly wrote:

Well designed courses

Rated Event: 100.0%

Bike Science wrote:

Very well organised and friendly event. Really enjoyed it and will be back next year for another go.

Rated Event: 91.1%

ChrisMartin wrote:

Cracking ride. Brilliant weather. Perfect day

Rated Event: 91.1%

JonWallace wrote:

Lovely ride and a lovely day! Can't ask for anymore!

Rated Event: 96.7%

tiiimmmaaayyyy wrote:

I really enjoyed taking part in this event. Although this was the first running of the Sodbury Sportive, they seem to have got nearly everything right at the first attempt. OK, some of the roads were a bit rough and were a test of the strength of your wheels but apart from that not much else to complain about. A nice blend of rolling country lanes with a few hills thrown in to test the legs, I'll definitely be back next year to give it another go, maybe even try the 100 mile route.

Rated Event: 92.2%

KevinGatward wrote:

I took part in the 60 mile route. I found the route to be generally very quiet and scenic. Some of the minor roads were a bit dodgy, but I would rather that than cycle on the main roads and the traffic that comes with it. I was not keen on the last section of the ride through Yate as this was on a busy main road which I felt could have been avoided. Whilst no timing chips were provided, the numbers were obviously noted as we left and recorded on our return and matched, within a few seconds, the timing recorded on my Garmin. Some riders complained that the signage needed to be improved. I did not miss any but some people did. I think they needed to put a sign further back from the change in direction and then one on the turn itself to be sure.
The food at the stops was excellent with a good selection to suit everyone. The food provided at the end was a bonus as you dont normally get food at the end included in the entry fee for a Sportive. The organisers were friendly and very helpful.
In summary a good ride which with a few tweaks will be perfect. I will be looking out for again next year that's for sure.

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