This new Event for 2015 will become a must do Sportive, it has 3 alternative routes, stunning countryside, rolling terrain and beautiful villages all within Historic Suffolk.
After leaving Otley College (easily accessed from either the A14 or A12), the route heads out to the coastal heaths and the beautiful village of Orford on the banks of the river Ore, before turning North to ‘Snape’ and the first feed station (just before the standard course split).
Starting from the convenient Ripon Racecourse which boasts fantastic facilities. From here the route starts by heading North following the River Ure, which provides a flattish first 15km to allow your legs to warm up. Then the route passes Masham and onto Leighton Reservoir, at which points things get a little more challenging... Your first of 4 quality climbs is here and your legs will burn as they climb up the 15km's to the top of High Ash Moor. Your legs will be distracted though by the breath taking views, sense of wilderness and deserted roads!
London Phoenix invites you to our Easter Classic - Easter Monday, 6th April 2015. There are two routes on offer - 112km and 54km - with fast times expected for those with the legs! Both routes will be fully sign posted, and will take you through the quiet country lanes of Essex. The longer distance will pass through the villages of Good and High Easter, and features a feed station with toilets where you'll also be served free hot drinks and our legendary oat bars and other wholesome goodies.
This fantastic mid-season ride out, will get you clocking miles with some nice hidden gems to keep you entertained along the way!
There are 3 routes,99 miles, 76 miles and 48 miles. The ‘Arrow’ gets its name from the long straight roads that feature in sections of this course. From the start you are quickly on wide extremely quiet roads, which feature throughout this rolling course.
The course is not hilly and you can really get up high in the gears and stay there for the duration of this flowing course.
Nestled into the heart of the South Downs, Plumpton Racecourse is a superb venue with amazing views, facilities and a great atmosphere too! As an early season sportive the shorter ride length will ease you into the busy season, however, do not be fooled as this ride has a few hills to give your legs a early season test.
The Cycling Weekly Surrey Hills Cyclone takes in some of Surrey's finest villages, countryside and hills and offers a fantastic spring challenge to set the scene for your cycling year. Now starting from Dorking this venue gives quick access to the delights of the Surrey Hills with its scenic views mixed with challenging climbs.
There are 3 routes to choose from, 86 miles, 60 miles and 42 miles.
The Cycling Weekly Wiltshire Wildcat could be the most beautiful sportive in England! This sportive based at Salisbury Racecourse in Wiltshire criss-crosses the medieval Drovers Trails, Saxon villages of Wiltshire and North Dorset. The constant views over the Downs are simply stunning.
There are three routes to choose from, 82 miles, 66 miles and 40 miles. Are the routes challenging? Oh yes, to get to the views you have to climb to the top of the Downs so after a winter of turbo training, this sportive will get you back in the zone.
The winding, undulating minor roads of the South lakes are at their most beautiful when the leaves turn red and gold and the autumn sun brings it all alive. This route takes you along the best roads offered in the area, all clearly way-marked, so no getting lost. See the route here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2385645.
Set in classic Lakeland mountain terrain this route will challenge the best climbers and provides a challenge for aspirants. The full 91 mile route climbs the best hills Lakeland has to offer - both well known and less frequented. A shorter 51 mile route option is available if things aren't going well.
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