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Tour of the National Forest Sportive Autumn Challenge

05/10/2014 - Loughborough - Sportive

Rating: 93.5% based on 9 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 96.1% based on 38 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 97.778%

IanAdams1 wrote:

One of the most fun cycling events I've been on. Absolutely brilliant!

Rated Event: 98.889%

JamieSwinfield wrote:

Great sportive with a friendly, nice atmosphere.
Some challenging hills and lovely countryside.
Would definitely recommend it and will take part again.

Rated Event: 98.889%

DavidTramaseur wrote:

My first sportive and I really enjoyed it, added benefit was I thought it was really good value with a t shirt and meal at the finish.

Rated Event: 98.889%

DaveWalker1 wrote:

Brilliantly organised event from start to finish, and a great route - some really challenging hills for a novice like me!

Rated Event: 100.000%

MikeFowkes wrote:

This was my first sportive after only taking up cycling 4 months ago, it was a fantastic experience, the 160km route was excellent. Everything from the online entry process right though to finishing the ride was brilliant, the HQ was very impressive, the staff were very helpful, the route was signposted perfectly and very easy to follow, I will definitely be doing this ride again if it is organised in the future.
There was only one very very minor thing which i would just like to bring to your attention and that was that the feed station at the start line was not ready to dispense drinks until 8:15, I had arrived early and had to wait at the start line for 15 mins until the drinks were ready before i could start, it was a little bit frustrating at the time but it did not take anything away from the day or the overall experience, I just wanted to make you aware so hopefully it could be resolved for any future events.

Rated Event: 92.222%


What an amazing day. My only criticism would be the spacing of the foodstops on the 160km ride. They would have been better if they were at 40k, 80k and 120k. It was just a little too long left to go after the last food stop.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ZoeSewter wrote:

Great event. Well organised, friendly, great route and the best cakes at the feed stations!! Will definitely ride it again.

Rated Event: 100.000%

AndrewPayne wrote:

A great day , very well organised and will definitely be doing another one.

Rated Event: 98.889%

JamesSturdy wrote:

Very well organised and excellent support. Great route with excellent marking. Feeding stations were excellent, especially the cheese and onion wraps.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ScottReilly wrote:

1st Sportive & thoroughly enjoyed. Will be back for another attempt next year & I might even move up to the 100km next time !

Rated Event: 94.444%

CharlotteBanks wrote:

I wasn't very used to cycling with traffic on the road, but it was not too bad. Very much enjoyed it and hope to do it again next year (preferably without a cold!)

Rated Event: 85.556%

BrynGriffith wrote:

Excellent event. I didn't actually see any support staff (e.g. medical, technical).
Signage was good, but would have preferred a few more on the quiet stretches just to give me confidence I was still on the route.

Rated Event: 92.222%

AlastairTaylor wrote:

Excellent Sportive and thoroughly recommended. I'm being hypercritical in my marking because my criticisms are very minor and didn't take away from my immense enjoyment of the event. The only gripes I had were that the changing rooms were locked and there was some queuing at the liquid barrels at the foodstops. There we go, only minor as I said and I'd love to do it again next year (hopefully in equally gorgeous conditions!). Thanks to the organisers for a splendid day.

Rated Event: 100.000%

BryanJohnston wrote:

REALLY well organised in all aspects.
The whole organising team should be congratulated.
Roll on the next one!

Rated Event: 100.000%

DamonShort wrote:

A great day

Rated Event: 88.889%

ErikBorg wrote:

Your questionnaire doesn't allow for "not applicable" responses (I didn't use the feed stations & can't really say anything about them). Also, the firm that you contracted with for photography is really poor. They've posted roughly 2,200 photographs without any attempt at sorting them. Other photography services provide sorting based on the number on the bike (why else did we have them?). I want some photographs, but I don't see how I can go through 2,200 photos. I'm a customer, not someone being paid for taking the photos.

Rated Event: 100.000%

KarlSheen wrote:

What a brilliantly organised day,I didn't think it could improved much on the May sportive but it did and the lovely weather just topped it off.many thanks and I will see you at the next one.

Rated Event: 97.778%

SteveReynolds wrote:

Absolutely superb event, I cannot wait for the next one

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChrisWallace wrote:

Very very good ride and very well put together

Rated Event: 100.000%


Fantastic event..tough course but very rewarding!

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