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Lord Whisky Cyclo-Sportive

27/05/2013 - Kent - Sportive

Rating: 89.1% based on 12 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 86.2% based on 14 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 91.111%

GaryBaker1 wrote:

A truly good fun ride with beautiful scenery and rambling countryside. We are leisure cyclists, so will stop to look at nesting swans or anything else that takes our fancy. That said, the chosen course was indeed both challenging at times and fun! We will be attending next year to collect our medals!!! Keep up the good work!

Rated Event: 77.778%

SeanNewman wrote:

Online registration would be helpful

Rated Event: 92.222%

PhilBooth wrote:

This is the third time that I have ridden this sportive, its very friendly and well organised that has the feel of being backed by a strong cycling club. The organisers respond well to constructive comments, and you can see the little improvements made here and there each year. The course is good and extremely well sign posted and the other riders friendly and supportive. The facebook group is very good and deals with any riders queries quickly.

Rated Event: 82.222%

VeliaCoffey wrote:

I like this event it is small, friendly and well run. The majority of roads are very quite and the scenery is great. The wind on the marsh is often more of a challenge than the hills!

Rated Event: 95.556%

TinaHeptinstall wrote:

Thanks for a great ride! Very friendly and helpful organisers. Would do this again and recommend to friends.

Rated Event: 96.667%

JohnSimpson wrote:

A great sportive ride through some outstanding Kent countryside. It is for a very good cause and has a very friendly atmosphere, much more personal than some of the very big events.

Rated Event: 83.333%

MarvinRedd wrote:

Great ride overall, cars on one of the main steep hills were not very accommodating of the riders. Web site did not give a clear start time, but registration was easy with really friendly people. Thank you

Rated Event: 97.778%

carolinecockram wrote:

Fantastic day - thank you!

Rated Event: 97.778%

DanielHallett wrote:

Excellent, well organised ride ...

Rated Event: 88.889%

SteveFletcher wrote:

Great Event, ride scenery and route fantastic, need more toilets and possibly bit better BBQ but apart from that abslutly brilliant some really fast descents, quite roads and tough climbs 110% recommend will defo do again.

Rated Event: 83.333%

SteveAuty wrote:

The ride has a tough final 10 miles and I think it would benefit from having an additional feeding station on Romney Marsh. The one at Appledore was much imrpoved on pervious years with better and more sustaining food. This is the fourth time I have done this ride and would do it again.

Rated Event: 82.222%

IainSmith wrote:

A great event will be back next year for sure!

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 94.444%

JessicaGunn wrote:

A really friendly event and a ride that takes you through exceptionally beautiful countryside. I would definitely aim to do this again. Good value too. There's one kicker of a hill towards the end to look out for.

Rated Event: 88.889%

timchambers wrote:

Quiet roads,lovely scenery,testing head wind and a couple of tough hills

Rated Event: 83.333%

PhilBooth wrote:

Despite the poor weather, once again a very friendly and low key sportive. Whats really good is that the organisers act on the constructive feedback given. A junction where a number of people had gone wrong before was really well signposted and the feed station was moved away from the road. Perhaps a clearer link could be given to finding the timings on line, although if you asked on the facebook group they were available very quickly.

Rated Event: 72.222%

GavinMurphy wrote:

Nice ride, would like to see the times out quicker?

Rated Event: 96.570%


Great event efficiently run
Certainly would ride again

Rated Event: 76.590%


Nice course - lovely scenery. friendly staff at start - indiffferent at the feed stop. plus two "possible" marshalls with fluro vests at a T junction sat in the pavement - so not sure if they were involved or not. Good value - suggestions to organisers
1) Dont put a feed stop trestle table right next to a road - if there is anything that will piss cars off its having to overtake a gaggle of riders eating bananas on the road - especially when there is a lovely big playing field right behind. Its not a race - riders wont mind pulling off the road.
2)Cans of coke - I would envisage that most riders would prefer a can of coke at the end of the ride - not half way through
3)As far as I am aware riders had to pay for everything at the end of the ride - there should be at least free water or preferably the can of coke fore-mentioned.
4) At the end of a ride riders are tired - have a separate table for free stuff - even if its just water. to the stuff that we pay for -we're tired and simple things become complicated
5) Never Ever run out of tea !! - two geysers need to be on the go.
6)bike park area - a few scaffold poles on triangles would have made a lot more room.
overall nice local event, well priced in its second year.

Rated Event: 93.240%


Excellent, friendly event, raising money for a local animal sanctuary. Thoroughly recommended, and in the words of Arnie from Terminator: "I'LL BE BACK" (next year) !

Rated Event: 83.250%


I was very impressed with the event as a whole, my only complaint was the feed station.

It was not signed (or if it was I didn't see any), but the main complaint was its position, right on the roadside. Riders were pulling up, line abreast and causing problems for other roadusers. Given that the site was on the edge of some playing fields, could it have been sited a little away from the edge of the road thereby encouraging participants to get off the road and so no impede other users?

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