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Time Running Out to Enter the UK's Flattest Sportive with KILOTOGO

by Nick Gregory

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The seventh edition of KILOTOGO's Flatout in the Fens will take place on 28 June 2015, and it's perfect for anyone not keen on climbing. However, you'll need to act fast if you want to take part - entries close on 24th June.

The event turns its back on your typical sportive by not including any hills and offers the original 150+ mile route. There might not be much climbing, but that doesn't mean it is easy. This is a different take on creating a challenging sportive.

Removing the hills provides riders with some rather new challenges, and it's only when you are on the bike that you realise you need to adapt the plan - psychologically and physically. The Fens, with their big, wide horizons and Dutch engineering in the form of drains and long stretches of canal type water ways, offer a unique landscape that's well worth exploring.

The event is based in some of the UK's flattest countryside across the counties of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk. There's not a signal significant climb anywhere on the route, but plenty of superlatives. Riders will pass the lowest point of altitude in the land, at 4 meters below sea level.

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For 2015, there are new routes of 112 and 60 miles, with additional feed stations on the 155 and 112 mile routes. The HQ will be at Peterborough Regional College, and the event includes a fully signed route, electronic chip timing, new and improved feed stations as well as mechanical and medical support should you require it.

Upon completion riders will receive a medal, free High5 Race Pack and bottle, personalised finish line video and a post-ride massage (for a small charity donation). There will also be event photographers around the route capturing your ride.

Unlike most sportives, tri-bars are allowed which proves particularly popular with those tackling the Ironman 112 mile route option. However, KILOTOGO do ask that you don't ride in a group if you are using them.

Entries close at 9pm on 24 June. For more information visit www.kilotogo.com.