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Tour of the National Forest Sportive Autumn Challenge

06/10/2013 - Loughborough - Sportive

Rating: 96.7% based on 31 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 93.3% based on 7 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

martinpeffers wrote:


Rated Event: 90.000%

MundoWardy wrote:

This was by far the best organised sportive event I have attended. I especially liked the free meal at the finish. My only slight criticism is that because the course is generally a clockwise loop, there were a lot of right turns which are more dangerous to tackle as a cyclist than left turns. Otherwise, well done! I loved it (of course the good weather helped!)

Rated Event: 91.111%

RachaelJermyn wrote:

All in all it was terrific. I was just a bit confused as to what I was supposed to do on crossing the finish line-but I was exhausted.
Also I am dairy intolerant and wasn't certain which of the food stuffs contained milk, butter etc. that said this was my first long ride so I also hadn't got much experience of what to eat.

Rated Event: 100.000%

paulskipper wrote:

first sportive I have done brilliant from start to finish ...from arriving to post ride meal. never seen so many hills but all ridable ha ha would recommend this event

Rated Event: 95.556%

ChelloRider wrote:

A great day out as the weather was good along with a well organised event and a sufficiently testing route (100 miler)

Rated Event: 97.778%

NigelDilks wrote:

Top event - shame about the photographer!!

Rated Event: 87.778%

ashleycarreras wrote:

an excellent event, the weather may have helped , but it was well organised and everyone was very helpful. would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and will do it again myself.

Rated Event: 96.667%

DaveBriggs wrote:

Really well organised and very well signed route. 160k route was very challenging with the first 25k or so being particularly tough. Feed stations were well stocked with a variety of sweet treats. Food afterwards was also very nice. Getting a 'party bag' at the end was a nice touch and added to the value of the day.

Only gripes were 2 or 3 junctions with main roads lacked good visibility to allow 100% safe crossing and a couple of idiot drivers who overtook on narrow lanes with oncoming traffic, narrowly missing us on both occasions (but you can't do much about them!)

Overall a great sportive, tough, well organised and great value.

Rated Event: 98.889%

MikeBrown1 wrote:

Great food, good ride well recommended

Rated Event: 96.667%

waynerobinson wrote:

A fantastically well organised ride, great people and would definitely do it again

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 !

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