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The Endura Trek Lionheart Cyclosportive

18/03/2012 - Longleat - Sportive

Rating: 98.1% based on 22 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 96.6% based on 12 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 93.333%

jezbarker wrote:

Excellent Sportive

Rated Event: 100.000%

darrenarthur wrote:

A fantastic Sportive very well organised down to the last detail. Longleat House was a great place to have this event and next year I will bring the family as there is plenty to keep the family entertained while I do the event. The course was excellent taking all the best scenic routes and most of the course was on quiet roads. The feed stations were great I walked inside to get a cup of tea and I thought I had walked into a wedding reception. There was so much food the only thing missing was the wedding cake, plus we were right at the back of the ride. At all of the feed stations there was a bike mechanic to help you with all your bike problems, 29 miles in and one of my groups bike broke beyond repair, within 10 minutes a recovery van was with us and took him and his bike back to Longleat. Alfreds Tower, what can I say apart from it was very steep to walk up. As I got to the top I could not believe my ears and eyes. There was a group playing bag pipes all dressed up in their kilts, nice touch. Next year I expect Status Quo. At the finish at Longleat House I got my finish time and medal then over to the Event Village well not so much a village more a small town. With plenty of food and beer, an all round great event.

Rated Event: 97.778%

Andy247 wrote:

A superb event and they have taken it forward from last years very high benchmark with some minor positive changes, I haven't ridden a sportive that comes close to this one for organisation and quality of rider experience.

Not quite 100% because of the lack of loos and the change to the finishing straight - last years was truly awesome!

The route was very muddy in parts and perhaps a slight change in course wouldn't go amiss next year - miss out Witham Friary and Gare Hill as the lanes there are always muddy, and use some of the cracking lanes between Wincanton and Bruton to keep the mileage up and not have all the big climbs in the last third. Minor niggle though - I love this event and will be back again next year.

Rated Event: 96.667%

chrisnewman1 wrote:

Top Class Event, Would definitely reccomend anyone to take part next year

Rated Event: 100.000%

RichardCharnley wrote:

Brilliant course; great climbs - loved the timed section up Kingsettle Hill. Lots of enthusiasm from riders, organisers and marshals. Really helpful getting the timing chip, bike number etc in advance. Good food at the end. Didn't use the feed stations or need support en route but I'm sure they were as good as the rest of the organisation. Good value for a great day out. Back next year!

Rated Event: 98.889%

rbwaterhouse wrote:

Great event yet again - perfect way to start the year. Full marks for doubling the size but maintaining the superb atmosphere (helped by the fantastic start/finish location at Longleat and the beautiful course) and the friendliness of the event as well as increasing the professionalism of the organisation. Special cheers for the feed stations: the cheeriest people staffing them and the best cakes ever! Roll on next year.

Rated Event: 93.333%

rickallison wrote:

Great event, well organised,freindly staff and marshalls.Exceptional feed stations.
unfortunately lots of riders down to do the 100 miler did the 100 km ride so results are up for debate!!
Also not the organisers fault but the company that run legoland now run longleat and were expecting people who were picking up family post event to pay the £27 entry fee to the grounds.disgusting!! What a finish 45 mph down the descent to longleat. Will do it again next year.

Rated Event: 100.000%

WayneHoddinott wrote:

Absolutly brilliant day! I live locally and to have this sportive on my door step is just fantastic. The setting and organisation of the event was exceptional and very much looking forward to it nxt yr

Rated Event: 100.000%

BarryEggleton wrote:

This was my second year after completing the 100km ride in 2011 and the 100 mile ride this year and I would gladly ride it every year. Such brilliant organisation and staff ensuring that the day for the riders is stress free and they are well looked after. I can't complain about mud etc (other than it kept jamming up my front wheel). We live and ride in this beautiful countryside and amongst the rural community so it is to be expected and rule 5 applies. I love the route and the lumps. Very well sign posted and marshalled and where needed, extra marshalls were posted. The feed stations were well stocked and staffed by friendly volunteers. All in all a brilliant event. Just missed my goal of "Gold" standard by three minutes, but I can't blame the organisers for that one ....... Massive thanks to "Spin Events" and his very hard working team.

Rated Event: 100.000%


A great first event last year and this year it was bigger and better. Everything about this event is what you look for in a good sportive including the communication from the point of registering, great facilities, friendly staff, excellent route and scenery and a perfect finish. Highly recommended. Good work Rich and the team. See you next year. Hopefully...

Rated Event: 93.333%


This was a great event and its the first time that I have ridden it, I will be back next year. Any event needs feedback to develop, and here it is. There were not anywhere near enough toilets at the start for shall we say "quick" use, rather than a sit down! this caused a fairly large queue. I did the 100k and the spacing of the foodstops was a little strange. Finally I could not find a download of the route for the Garmin. However a great event which I will do again.

Rated Event: 100.000%

KaineDixon wrote:

First class. Great setting, interesting route and good organisation. Lovely medal, a warming bowl of food and a coffee at the finish. Looking forward to next year's event.

Rated Event: 98.889%

richallen wrote:

Absolutely fantastic event,well organised,clearly marked coarse.The scenery along the way was brill.Food and drink stations were out of this world and to finish it off a nice bite to eat and drink in the hospitality tent.I could clearly see how much work and effort is put in to this truly suberb event.Makes a mockery of the exmoor beast.

Rated Event: 100.000%

MarkCox wrote:

Fantastic - this is THE benchmark event.

Rated Event: 96.667%

JenniferT wrote:

Great event - just as good as last year. Only a couple of comments - more portaloos at the event village, and please take out the extra loop at the finish and bring back the finishing straight from 2011 instead.

Rated Event: 100.000%

ChristianCoates wrote:

Exceptional can't wait for next year

Rated Event: 97.778%

NicholaMcAlpine wrote:

Excellent race and race organisation, will definatley do it again next year.

Rated Event: 98.889%

davewhild wrote:

fantastic setting, great organisation

Rated Event: 94.444%

CharlotteMalcolm wrote:

Great event, lovely area but roads rather muddy in places

Rated Event: 97.778%

scaramanga1973 wrote:

Fantastic day all round.

Excellent course although the climb out of the estate does come a little early, I must remember to do a bit of a warm up ride before starting next time. It was also nice of the local farmers to totally cover the road in a mixture of mud and manure at about 40 miles.

Very enjoyable overall though. Thank you to all that helped organise a great event, I will definately be back next year. Please could we have some more toilets next time, there was an almighty queue before the start which could have easily been avoided. (the only score I have marked down).

The only other comment relates to litter on course. There was a heck of a lot of discarded gel/bar wrappers. Come on guys, is it too much to ask that you put te wrappers back in your jersey, they don't weigh that much? It gives cycling a bad rep if you don't.

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