Double Olympic champion, James Cracknell, and Team HotChillee have set a stunning new record for cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats. Cracknell and a team of three elite riders rode the 842 miles in relay in 34 hours, 54 minutes and 04 seconds (34:54:04). Their average speed was a staggering 24.10 mph!
Spain's Gran Fondo and UCI Golden Bike sportive, Quebrantahuesos, had over 15,000 riders trying to get one of the 7500 places in the lottery draw in December.Â If you didn't manage to get in but still would like the chance to ride this amazing event, then there are still a few places left via Train in Spain, but hurry the offer closes soon!
The Hell of the Ashdown sportive in January has had to close its doors after completely selling-out and within record time. The event received - and processed - 1,000 entries within just 36 hours of it opening.Â Â
Entries for the 2010 edition of the Northern Rock Cyclone Challenge opened on Sunday 1st ofÂ November. The sportive takes place on 12th June 2010 and forms part of the Northern Rock Cyclone weekend of riding and racing.You can choose from three distances, 33, 63 and 104 miles, and the two longer options get tweaked routes from last year.
Entries for the 2010 Ronde van Vlanderen (Tour of Flanders), in BelgiumÂ has just opened.Â Compared to the Etape this event is an absolute steal value wise. It is easy to get to from the UK andÂ it most certainly is a challenge! Ride a real race route and find out just how good the pros really are! 3rd April 2010.
The UCI Magnificat sportive, taking place on Sunday 13 June, is now accepting online entries. The Magnificat will again be featuring three main rides: 126 mile Magnificat, 80 mile Route80cat, 51 mile Communicat, plus the 1.9 mile multi-lap Kiddicat within the HQ grounds. The distances ensure cyclists of all ages and abilities are catered for; the young and 'not so young', serious and casual, families and friends, all taking part in our rides along lovely countryside routes. It's the perfect way for experienced, club and leisure cyclists to cycle their own challenge, and then enjoy their success together at the finish.
The Dragon Ride is one of our favourites. And judging by its 2009 capacity of 3100 riders, it's pretty popular with the majority of cyclosportive riders. The event will take place on the 6th June 2010. If you're wondering how it became The Verenti Dragon Ride, that's due to sponsorship of a new sportive bike brand, available exclusively from Wiggle.
The legendary yellow support cars of the French wheel makers, Mavic are joining London-Paris 2010. Just as in the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix, Mavic's technicians will provide neutral assistance and mechanical support to the L2P riders on the road to Paris.
Throughout 2010 cyclosportive riders will have the opportunity to embark on some of the most challenging Sportives in the UK calendar: The Verenti KILO TO GO Sportives. 'Verenti' is a new and very exciting bike brand being launched this year with a particular focus on the Sportive scene: a unique combination of performance, design, comfort and speed.
With sportivers frantically trying to plan their 2010 season with the Cyclosport.org calendar after the New Year Binge, it's a good time forÂ the Southern Sportive and Sunday Sportive events to open theirÂ entries, and they're selling fast. The fifth season of sportives from the veteran Southern Sportive team went live on New Years Day, and early signs point to another big season.
Want to kick start your training for sportives in 2010?Â Why not join like minded cyclists in the wonderful location of Nice in the South of France.Â For 2 weeks Emma Davies, double Olympian and Commonwealth Games medalist is hosting training camps at the hotel of 1987 Tour de France winner Stephen Roche.
I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, and hope you find your legs and you're riding form, at the right time for your events. So how is life in the Johnson household, well it has been very high and very low, but the focus is now on the future, says HowieJ
See the latest 2010 cycling equipment and enjoy some great on and off road riding in Surrey, the Evans Cycles Ride It! events starting from Sandown Park on 13th & 14th Feb. The TCR show is the first big event of 2010 to check out all the latest product offerings, listen to informative presentations, and have a great day out that all the family will enjoy.