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Cycle Derby Sportive – Spring Classic

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Three distances are on offer, all of which take in Derbyshire and Leicestershire's fantastic scenery, on mainly quiet roads heading out as far as Cannock Chase on the 160km route, whilst the 80km and 40km routes take in country lanes around Tutbury, Needwood Thurvaston and Dalbury.

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Tickets available until Wed Apr 24 2019

What's included:

  • Event number with inbuilt timing chip
  • Route maps with emergency hotline number
  • Downloadable route maps
  • Feed stations with water, bananas, flapjack, fruit cake, sausage rolls
  • En route medical and mechanical support
  • Broom wagon
  • Post ride hot meal and drink at The Wolf Hut
  • Finishers medal
  • Event instructions
  • Free event photograph
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3.2
3 reviews
Adam
Star
2.7
Did the 160km in 2019
Bring enough food to feed yourself. There was no food at the second feed station which is after the long hilly stretch. The same thing happened last year. It is not rocket science to get some trays of flapjack in the right place at the right time. This made the ride difficult, which is a shame because everything else was very good. … read more
Elle
Star
3.3
Did the 80km in 2019
Loved the route and volunteers were excellent. Unfortunately this event is not as good as previous years. The feed stations have really let the event down and would have expected more considering the feedback gained from 2018. … read more
Sunil
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3.7
Did the 160km in 2019
It was my first 100 mile ride. I thought the course was fantastic and well marked out. The problem was with the feed stations. The first one was not clearly signposted (which we missed) and the 92km station ran out of food. I do not think this is acceptable and this was the most difficult part of the ride. The 130km station had plenty of snacks but I think it would be good to have savoury items as well.… read more
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Route description
Route description

The Spring Classic sportive offers three distances covering South Derbyshire and Staffordshire with the 160km route heading up and over Cannock Chase. Event HQ is the Craft Village at Markeaton Park where riders will sign on before the ride and return to a lively atmosphere with hot food and drink provided by The Wolf Hut.

Please visit the below links to see the course maps.

South 40km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/388049
South 80km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/384958
South 160km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/394415

Adam
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2.7
Did the 160km in 2019
Bring enough food to feed yourself. There was no food at the second feed station which is after the long hilly stretch. The same thing happened last year. It is not rocket science to get some trays of flapjack in the right place at the right time. This made the ride difficult, which is a shame because everything else was very good.
Elle
Star
3.3
Did the 80km in 2019
Loved the route and volunteers were excellent. Unfortunately this event is not as good as previous years. The feed stations have really let the event down and would have expected more considering the feedback gained from 2018.
Sunil
Star
3.7
Did the 160km in 2019
It was my first 100 mile ride. I thought the course was fantastic and well marked out. The problem was with the feed stations. The first one was not clearly signposted (which we missed) and the 92km station ran out of food. I do not think this is acceptable and this was the most difficult part of the ride. The 130km station had plenty of snacks but I think it would be good to have savoury items as well.
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Logistics and schedule

Registration and number/chip collection for the sportive rides are at the following times:

Saturday 27th April: 14:00 to 18:00
We would strongly recommend you pick your race pack up on Saturday as it will save you some time on Sunday.

Sunday 28th April:
160km riders: 07:15 - 07:45 (Start time 08:00)
80km riders: 08:00 - 08:45 (Start time 09:00)
40km riders: 09:00 - 09:45 (Start time 10:00)
Family ride 09:30 - 10:00 (Start time 10:15)

When you arrive just give your surname and the distance you are riding so the marshals can find your number. Please check that you receive the following at registration:
1. Laminated rider number with transponder and cable ties
2. Wristband
3. Route maps and instructions

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at any of the feed stations to watch riders come and go; there's a great buzz in our Event Village at Markeaton Park so come on down and cheer the riders on first thing in the morning, or welcome them back at the end of their ride in the afternoon.

How to get there

Unnamed Road, Derby DE22 3BG, UK

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Car Parking
Mundy Play Centre and Craft Village Car Parks are the official car parks for the event and can be accessed from Markeaton Lane.

Car parking charges (current as of April 2018) 2 hours £2.20, 4 hours £3.60 Max £4.70
Approx 700 spaces
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No height restriction barrier.

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