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Festival of Cycling

24/03/2019 - Market Harborough - Sportive

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Event Overview

The Festival of Cycling is back for a 5th year on 24th March 2019. We've decided to simplify the event and there is now only a 100k option. It is in fact nearer to 105k! If this is too far (or if the weather turns!) then there is the opportunity to shorten the ride and return back. This will reduce the distance to approximately 60k.

There will be one feed station at Lubenham that you will visit twice. Firstly at approximately 55k and then again at 95k. 

Riders can start from 8am onwards.

Entry Details

Entry fee is 25. There will be an Early Bird entry of 20 until January 20th 2019.

Your entry fee will include:

A finisher medal

Products from Clif Bar and Nuun Hydration

Delicious hot meal at the end.

Free massage by Training Shed - Market Harborough

Professional Electronic Timing

On-site mechanical support by Brampton Valley Cycle Surgery

Fully signed course with unique feed/water stations

Recovery by van/car if you have a mechanical issue


Charity Partner

Learn more about Adamsmile our local charity partner.

We have worked alongside Adamsmile every year and we are delighted to have them on board again. As is now customary, they will be crewing the feed station at Lubenham and supplying their legendary flapjack along with other sweet and savoury options. If you wish to support them again, please make a donation when you enter or fundraise and bring the proceeds along on the day. We also make a donation from every entry.

The route

We think that you will love the new route. It takes in some sections from previous years but also throws in a few more hills for you. See the route map here:

A GPX file is available on the Race Harborough website. 

Post-race beer

We are delighted to be working alongside Duncan Murray Wines to once again bring you a post-ride treat. 

Kwaremont is named after the killer climb of the Oude Kwaremont in the Flemish Ardennes. It is a full malt with 6.6% alcohol content to match the steepest of inclines.

Beer to be ordered when you enter. There are discounts for multiple purchases.

Post-race food

Included in your entry fee is a choice of meal options that you will pre-order when you enter. All meals are supplied by Taste Event and Outdoor Catering. The options are:

Pulled pork burrito

Minced beef chili and rice

Chick pea and lentil dahl

Vegetable soup with cheese or ham roll

Enjoy your training and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Robert Smyth Academy
Address Line 2 Burnmill Road
Town Market Harborough
County Leicestershire
Postcode LE167JG
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Brian Corcoran
Email Email Hidden
County Antrim

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