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The Igloo Sportive 2016

24/04/2016 - Ashover - Sportive

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The Igloo Sportive is back for a 4th year with a brand new start venue from the beautiful village of Ashover situated midway between Chesterfield and Matlock. A new shorter, 'punchier' style route (but no less tougher) provides a fresh road biking challenge in and around the eastern fringes of the Peak District National Park - the long route for 2016 is 82km/51miles in length but still with approximately 1535m/5,037ft of ascent whilst the short route option comes in at 43km/27miles with about 856m/2,808ft of climb.

Please see here for a map of the long route and here for the short route.

The long route initially heads north from Ashover towards Chesterfield then crosses Beeley Moor before a long southerly traverse via Matlock Moor and the Tour of Britain climb of Cromford Hill. After a feed station above Wirksworth the route continues south via Alport Heights and Shottle before passing through the village of Hazlewood with it's rather nice houses; the route then heads back north towards Alderwasley. Crossing the A6 for the second time the road ascends again to historic Crich (National Tramway Museum) before returning to Ashover via Ogston Reservoir keeping mainly to the high ground on quiet lanes.

The shorter 43k route uses the same roads as the long route but cuts out the most northerly and southerly sections.

As with all D&W sportives our aim is to provide a route very high on quality (scenery, beautiful villages, quiet lanes) and low on busy/dangerous/noisy main roads.

Igloo Cycles, Chesterfield will as always be providing technical on-event support.

A fully comprehensive pre-event road book will be published approx 2 months before the event


Event Website http://darkwhitecycling.co.uk/igloo/

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Ashover Parish Hall
Address Line 2 Ashover
Town Chesterfield
County Derbyshire
Postcode S45 0BA
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Dark and White Events Ltd
Email Email Hidden
County Antrim






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This event's shortened URL is: http://cyclosport.org/7201