Essentials Distances:       159 km / 103 km Start:               Chapel-en-le-Frith School, High Peak, Derbyshire Transport:        Parking on-site and nearby, Chapel-en-le-Frith Station <1km Feedstops:      Long x2 / Short x1 Timed:             Yes (Helmet stickers) Signs:              Clear Black Arrows on a bright pink background for long. Hazards well signed Road:              Not bad on the whole, gravel in places […]

Last years Tour de France commemorated its first crossing of the Pyrenees with four stages in the mountain region and less difficult stages in the Alps but this years is very much focused on the Alps as it celebrates its own centennial. In week three, riders will tackle the Col du Galibier twice, marking 100 […]

Essentials Distances:       150 km / 100 km Participants:    120 / 140 (Entries available on the day) Start:               National Trust Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs, LU6 2GY Cost:                £25 (£30 on the day) Transport:        Parking on site (£1.50)Luton and Leagrave Stations within 10km Feedstops:      2 / 1 Timed:             Yes (Knecklace dibber system) Signs:              Clear Yellow arrows […]

Essentials Distances: 195 km / 120 km / 45 km Participants: 4150 (Entries sold out in days, released end Dec) Start: Pencoed Technology Park (units 2-6), Felindre Meadows, Pencoed, CF35 5HY Cost: £32 / £32 / £22 Transport: Parking nearby Bridgend Station 10km Many accommodation options locally Feedstops: 3 / 2 / 0 Timed: Yes […]

Essentials Distances:       133 km / 111 km / 60 km Participants:    390 (Entries available on the day) Start:               Duncton Pavilion, Cost:                £17 / £15 / £14 Transport:        Parking on-site Pulborough Station 10km Feedstops:      2 / 2 / 1 Timed:             Yes (Quick release attached tag system) Signs:              Black Arrows on an Orange background for direction, […]

With a little over 2 weeks till our King of the Downs super sportive we decided to catch up with our sponsored ‘Super Sportiver’ James Berresford who was fresh back from a week’s riding in Tenerife. We arranged to meet on the Eastern loop at the top of Titsey Hill, the last climb in the […]

Essentials Distances:       90 km / 180 km Participants:    300 (Sold out) Start:               Eaton Dorney Rowing Lake, Dorney SL4 6QP Cost:                £25 Transport:        Parking on-site Slough, Maidenhead and Windsor Stations within 6km Feedstops:      Long (3), Short (2) Timed:             Yes (Ankle tag system) Signs:              Clear Black Arrows on varying backgrounds, didn’t cover all junctions but generally […]

Essentials Distances: 12km / 48 km / 97 km / 145 km Participants: 700 (Still available on the day) Start: Parish Pavilion, Station Road, Chobham GU24 8AZ Cost: £12.50 (£15 on the day) Transport: Parking on-site Woking station 3km Feedstops: Long (3),  Medium (2), Short (1) Timed: Yes (Ankle tag system) Signs: Clear Black Arrows […]

  Essentials Distances:       72km / 107km / 161km Participants:    3000 (Sold out approx 1 month before) Start:               Crewe Alexandra Football Club Cost:                £32 Transport:        Ample parking at the stadium and nearby Crewe station 1km with good links across the country Feedstops:      Long (45km, 76km, 125km),  Medium (45km, 76km), Fun (16km) Timed:             Yes (Wireless sticker […]

In January we teamed up with to run a competition to find the Evans Super Sportiver to take part in a variety of Sportive events throughout the year and write blog reviews of the events. We picked James Berresford, the prize was the loan of a Jamis Xenith Pro 2011 Road Bike worth £2,299, plus kit, […]