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A 3 route sportive with options to suit all tastes from from novice sportive rider to the hardened sportive rider. This event is now sold out please contact the organisers for details of how to enter 2013.
With the growth of Cycle Sportives and cycling in general, F3 Events have teamed up with Maxifuel to launch the second running of this great sportive that takes in the Berkshire and Buckinghamshire countryside. There is a 90km and 180k route to choose from. The rides are open to anyone looking for a good strong training ride as part of there winter training, which could be for one of the large European sportives, Half Ironman or Ironman distance triathlons. It is also Perfect for anyone just looking to set themselves a challenge of riding a certain distance to keep fit. It is geared!!! towards every type of rider with rolling hills, great decents and some easy flats.
A 100k or 50k ride though the lanes and tracks of North Wales. Starting and finishing at the new Marsh Tracks Road Circuit you will be grateful for the hot showers provided in the new club house. Starting with a gentle rollout from the Rhyl HQ you will soon start twisting and turning through the North Wales Countryside topping out at over 1500ft. With 15 named sectors, many of which are offroad and very steep you will be needing your winter bike without mudguards or a cyclocross bike. At around 25k the route splits giving the option of 50k or 100k.With feed stations at 25k and 75k you should be back in time to watch the finish of the real Hell of The North in the club house enjoying a beer and frites.
What better way to start British Summer time than a Sportive on some of the best cycling roads in the country. Whether you are training for the Fred Whitton or Etape du Dales this route has something to test even the hardiest sportives. With the scenery, the climbs, the descents, the cobbles and the grass in the middle of the roads you don't need to go to Ardennes to experience the classics. Choose between 70 mile route with check point and feed stop in Ingleton and 40 mile route.
The HotChillee Sportive will have two routes, 115m (180km) and 66m (100km) taking in both the North and South Downs. The sportive kicks off from the bottom of the Olympic Road Race Hill 'Box Hill' in Dorking and will cover some of the best cycling terrain in the south east. ENTRIES AVAILABLE ON THE DAY.
This is the ultimate end of season cyclosportive based in the Southeast starting and finishing on Brighton's seafront on the closed road of Madeira Drive. There are four routes to choose from on this cyclosportive which are, THE HEART RIDE ROUTE @ 32 miles, THE TOUR ROUTE @ 57 miles, THE CHALLENGE ROUTE @ 70 miles, THE CLASSIC ROUTE @ 100 miles, The Classic route at 100 miles is demanding route designed to test even the most accomplished Cyclosportive rider. Four Feed stations are positioned on route to help all riders keep their energy levels up. The Classic route should only be considered by those fit enough to be able to ride 100 miles on a course that has over 4880 feet of really testing climbing. The route travels through the heart of the Ashdown Forest and the Weald area of Sussex and Kent. Notable climbs of the area include hills such as Kidds Hill, and the infamous short but steep Cob Lane hill. But that's not all, at the end of the ride things really start to get tough with all routes climbing Ditchling Beacon and then later in Brighton itself the final climbs of Coombe Rd and Bear Road which should be enough hills for most people. Riders finally descend towards Brighton's Seafront to finish on Madeira Drive where all the usual SRS Events hospitality will be in action. The event is raising fund for the Sussex Heart Charity. If there are places left entry will be available on the day priced at £30 We only accept cash on the day.
A charity ride from the Trafford centre in Manchester to the Tower at Blackpool. The challenge was not starting until 01.30 and then riding through the night!
100km and 60km ride around the Pennine hills of Saddleworth. The event takes in routes used by the Milk Race, Tour of Britain and Tour of the Pennines pro cycle race. The event starts at the Radclyffe Athletics Stadium in Chadderton. The route then takes the riders around the surrounding Pennine hills. Major climbs include, Buckstones, Isle of Skye, Meltham, Standedge, Scape Goat Hill and Blackstone Edge.
The Action 100 is one of our classic rides and currently the only mainland point-to-point route we offer. Now in its 30th year, the Action 100 delivers a tough undulating route of 115 miles. With more than 600 riders taking on the original Action ride, this event has a great party atmosphere and cyclists can choose to start in Bristol or Bath. The bike ride ends at Kempton Racecourse and riders will also receive complimentary tickets for a day at the races. Return travel for you and your bike is available.
i-ride.co.uk, the UK distributor for Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced a major new event. The Gran Fondo Eddy Merckx will be the first Euro style Gran Fondo event to be held in the UK. The weekend of the 31st July will see a limited field of 1,000 riders ride the course based from the stunning grounds of Cricket St Thomas. The event will have a huge list of rider extras and support including neutral service, free gifts, pre-event pasta party (on the Saturday evening), full event village and goodie bags. The event will also form part of the Eddy Merckx Cycles 'Ride With Eddy' campaign, and the man himself will indeed be on site all weekend taking part in a poster signing and yes he intends to ride the event. "We are getting seriously excited about the inaugural Gran Fondo Eddy Merckx and the secret course is looking like it will be a corker" Tom Marchment, Marketing Manager, i-ride.
Starting and finishing at Bowden Rugby Club in Trafford, Greater Manchester, all three routes offer a good mixture of pretty country lanes and Peak District beauty spots and destination towns including Alderley Edge, Buxton spa town, Bakewell, and Wincle Village (depending on the route). The longer routes will also include striking backdrops including the spectacular rock formations at The Roaches in Staffordshire, which offer 86-mile views over to Mount Snowdon, and which give the cyclosportive its name.
The Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge is a gruelling 112 mile sportive ride for charity around the English Lake District, taking in six of the major passes en route. It is on Sunday 8th May next year, and the route starts & finishes at Coniston, and includes the climbs of Kirkstone Pass, Honister Pass, Newlands Pass, Whinlatter Pass, Cold Fell, Irton Pike, and finishes with the brutal Hardknott & Wrynose Passes. The challenge is run in memory of Fred Whitton who was the Lakes Road Club racing secretary for many years, the Lakes and Lancs' Division road racing secretary, an ex first cat, a promoter of numerous road races including the Lakes three day, an all round clubman who could drink a pint of Guinness with the best of them, sadly missed when he died of cancer at the age of 50. The proceeds of the ride will be donated to the MacMillan Nurses and the Dave Rayner Fund.