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The Lainston House Hotel Sportive 2015

Added: 24/04/2015

by Nick Gregory

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The first sportive of The Exclusive Sportive Series was run on Monday 6th April 2015 at Lainston House Hotel in Winchester. Cycle Tours UK believes in creating quality events that leave a lasting impression. Over 200 participants attended the sportive, which is now in its third year. One attendee commented "It's the perfect event to start the summer off" . "Fantastic route, very well organised and good signage" another commented. The next event is the South Lodge Hotel Sportive in Horsham on Monday 4th May 2015. Sitting between Crawley and Brighton, it is surrounded by quiet country lanes that make for amazing cycling terrain. Cyclists will be able to tackle a challenging climb with the fastest entrant winning a prize for quickest ascent. The final event in the series, The Manor House Hotel Sportive is on Sunday 31st May 2015. Castle Combe, where the sportive starts, is often named as the 'prettiest village in England' and has been the site of Hollywood films such as Stardust and Steven Spielberg's War Horse . The Cotswolds is a cyclists dream with terrain that can be more varied, making it a fitting finale for the series. Tickets are priced from £35 for entry to each sportive and includes a phone call from a British Cycling Coach, Fully Signed Routes, Mechanical Support, Medical Support, Feed Stations and a PostEvent BBQ. For more information and to book, please visit