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Trent Valley 100

15/10/2017 - Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - Sportive

Rating: 94.1% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 93.5% based on 78 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 83.333%


Few things:
Taking the 100k route through the centre of a busy city on a dual carriage way was a bit sketchy at times. I can imagine that this might intimidate novice riders. Otherwise, the route was excellent and the signage was the best of any sportive I've ever done.

The food stop was great, well stocked. Perhaps some actual gels or energy bars might have been good for riders that just wanted to press on and take something with them?

I think also that some riders would be happy to pay a little extra for a finished medal - for the true sportive experience! Perhaps more locations for photos along the way? Although logistically I understand the difficulty of this.

Overall, a really really good sportive. I will definitely be doing it next year.

Rated Event: 100.000%

MichellePearson wrote:

First time we had entered a sportive HQ event, our second one hundered and our third sportive. Pre ride details were great, everyone at the event HQ and during the ride was amazing and friendly, and the food/drinks at the feed stations was great, and the route itself was a fun one to ride. We look forward to riding more sportive HQ events and would highly recommend

Rated Event: 96.667%

AndrewFreear wrote:

Really good challenging ride, just wish the hill wasn't there in Gainsborough however it will make me more determined to come back stronger next year :-)

Rated Event: 97.778%

Andy D wrote:

As with all Sportive HQ events the TV100 represents great value for money.
Great routes. Well organised mechanical & medical support. Good feedstations.
Matt and his team always hit the spot. Well done again!

Rated Event: 86.667%

MarkWest wrote:

Great overall ride, apart from the glitch mentioned. Going through the middle of Lincoln was a bit hairy at one point with idiot drivers. But overall great time

Rated Event: 100.000%

AnthonyCheetham wrote:

Done all 3 this years and thoroughly enjoyed every ride. Hope to be back again next year. Well organised Matt has a great team behind him.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 97.778%

KerryPowell wrote:

Weather was awful but this was not the fault of the organising team great day had considering!

Rated Event: 96.667%

ChrisJennings wrote:

Very good experience through out

Rated Event: 97.778%

RuthKent wrote:

Another fantastic event, from Sportive HQ
Well organised, brilliant signage and great feed stations.
Did all 3 this year, and will be back next year

Rated Event: 94.444%

richardwhitworth wrote:

will enter full series next year, brilliant!

Rated Event: 100.000%

GarryFirth wrote:

Very well organised event would have no hesitation in attending further sportive's and recommending to friends and colleagues.

Rated Event: 100.000%

PhilB1 wrote:

Great route, great signage, great feed stops, great value, great event

Rated Event: 100.000%

Mark Turner wrote:

Despite the wind and rain it was really well organised, well signed, friendly marshalls and the best feed stations I've ever experienced.

Rated Event: 98.889%

Andy Clark wrote:

This was my first event and loved it ! Even the weather didn't spoil it for me did the 100 miler and glad I did . The organisers did a great job all the staff where brilliant !

Rated Event: 94.444%

PaulaCoggon wrote:

Great route. 2nd time doing this ride. Didn't like the main roads around lincoln due to traffic. Fantastic.signage and very easy to follow.

Rated Event: 95.556%

MattQuinton wrote:

Before the start I had only ridden on average 35 miles in any one ride. A great course made better by the camaraderie along the way.

Rated Event: 97.778%

BrianWhiteley wrote:

Excellent event, well organised, great feed stations and the best signage I've ever experienced at a sportive.

Rated Event: 100.000%

JaneOxby wrote:

Despite the atrocious weather on the first half of the ride I thoroughly enjoyed the day. The marshals stood out on course were fab. The organisation at the start was brilliant. The food station was great, shame there was such a queue for hot drinks but think the weather played a part in that and the ladies in the hall did a fab job. This was my first but won't be my last, thank you.

Rated Event: 100.000%

MichaelHarrison wrote:

My first Sportive and I can only say that the entire day was exceptional ( weather did its best to spoil it ) the event was extremely well organised, registration, signage, marshalls and feed stations were superb. Great event and already waiting to sign up again.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ScottTilley wrote:

The weather made this a hard, hard event. What kept me going was the cheerfulness of all the helpers and marshal's who had to stand out in it for hours yet still managed to shout out encouragement.

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