Okay - first off I apologise if this has been discussed ad-nauseam - I *did* do a quick search on the forum and couldn't see any matches, but just post a link if you know of one. Background ---------- - Serious commuter for 3 yrs now on a fairly hefty hybrid - 25 mile round trip per day with a 900 ft climb on the way home - Buying first *real* road bike on CycleScheme in April Objective --------- - A "manageable" first Sportive - Reasonable distance (<100 miles-ish) from Glasgow - Any preparation tips Thx in advance
There's a new sportive in aid of Children's Hospital South West. There's a choice of routes - 80 miles or 20 miles - so your non-cycling partner can come along as well..... April 22nd 2012 www.circlesportive.co.uk
Wondering if anyone here has attended, or plans to attend, the Tour of Flanders sportive and can provide some inputs on that.
I've got a small window for a cycling holiday any time in March and this seems to fit the timing. My fitness may not be up to mark after a winter away from cycling, but that I can work on.
What I need to know is:
a) how hard is it? (so I can prepare accordingly)
b) how are logistics for getting from end to anywhere? (I plan to stay in Brugge so would need to get there end of day)
JODRELL BANK CLASSIC CYCLOSPORTIVE
SUNDAY 11th March 2012
Early Season Cyclosportive around the Cheshire lanes. This is the third edition of the event which goes from strength to strength. Handily placed just two weeks before the Cheshire Cat makes this a great warm up event. We have tweeked the routes from last year to make them even better.