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King Edward 100

3 races scheduled · 500 participants · Sun 11th Apr 2021 · Coddington
Event cancelled
About this event

Postponed from 5 April 2020.

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Sportive HQ was formed by Matthew Porter in 2014, after having approximately 10 years experience in the organisation of various types of cycling events. It was very much the feeling that sportives were becoming more expensive over the last few years and that need not be the case, value for money can be put alongside quality events. Sportive HQ works alongside local clubs to produce events that riders will want to do every year. We listen to what riders want from an event and endeavour to meet those requests. At Sportive HQ we like to keep things simple, ample free parking, showers, changing rooms, a timed event with well spaced, well stocked feed stations and routes to challenge everyone of all abilities. Sportive HQ helps in the production of many local charity events and have helped raise, alongside local clubs, in excess of £50,000 for local charities over the last few years.

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Tickets available until Thu Apr 08 2021

What's included:

  • Marshalled Course
  • Aid Stations
  • Free Photo Downloads
  • Great Value Ride

Sportive HQ focus on great quality rides at great prices. With this in mind, medals and merchandise do not come as standard. If you would like one of these items, please select the appropriate ticket.

102 Mile Road Bike
7:40am Sun 11th Apr 2021

Bike 101.9mi

61 Mile Road Bike
8:15am Sun 11th Apr 2021

Bike 61mi

23 Mile Road Bike
8:55am Sun 11th Apr 2021

Bike 23mi

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4.9
33 reviews
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ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
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Anthea T
Star
5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Loved this course and event, well signposted, great stops and facilities. Proper food and drinks offered.… read more
Che g
Star
5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Great early season course that is very well organised. not to easy or to hard. Easy to get to and loads of parking.… read more
Mark S
Star
5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Very well organised event. Very good value with optional extras at time of booking such as t-shirts and other items. Good course and signage. Will definitely do more Sportive HQ events.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be medical support?
There will be 2 Motorbike Riders circuiting the course on the day from Medi- Bikes. They are both fully qualified paramedics and can assist with many incidents, whilst they are there just for the safety of all of the riders doing the event, if you are find yourself in an emergency situation please do not hesitate to call 999 if needed. … read more
FAQ
Is there an age restriction for this event?
Riders must be at least 14 to participate. If you are under the age of 18 please contact ([email protected]) to request a parental consent form in advance.… read more
FAQ
Will there be mechanical support available?
There will be a mechanical support HQ as well as mobile support from fully qualified cycle mechanics.… read more
Route description
Route description

All races begin and finish at the Newark Showground.

102 Mile

  • Riders will head from the showground down to Coddington.
  • From here, riders will begin the loop and head south west to Fernwood.
  • From here they will encounter the hilliest section of the course before reaching the first feed stop at Billingborough.
  • Riders will then head north east to Woodhall Spa before heading west and reaching the second rest stop at Dunston.
  • The final section completes the loop to Coddington before heading back triumphant to the Showground.

61 Mile

  • The start of the route is exactly the same as the 102 mile race.
  • However riders will head east near Hougham before arriving at a tea and biscuit stop near Charlestown.
  • From here riders head to Leasingham before going north to Dunston for the rest stop.
  • As with the 102 miler, the final section completes the loop to Coddington before heading back triumphant to the Showground.

23 Mile

  • This is a flatter loop which heads down through Claypole & Brandon before heading north through Stragglethorpe and Stapleford.
  • The race will finish at the showground, with the other longer events.
Anthea T
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Loved this course and event, well signposted, great stops and facilities. Proper food and drinks offered.
Che g
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Great early season course that is very well organised. not to easy or to hard. Easy to get to and loads of parking.
Mark S
Star
5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Very well organised event. Very good value with optional extras at time of booking such as t-shirts and other items. Good course and signage. Will definitely do more Sportive HQ events.
Ian s
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Great experience ....................................................................................
Martin L
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4.7
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Great first event of the year. Organisation and price and top priority with Sportive HQ events and this was great. Aid stations well stocked and signage more than adequate.
Glyn
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4.7
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Very well run and organised event. Great options and great merchandise if you want to purchase it. Well marshalled with mobile mechanical help, if required.
Sarah A
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
I have done a few sportive hq events as a fairly new cyclist. Super well organised with great feed stations well marked routeS and super friendly staff
Rob P
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Amazing event at a very reasonable price. Great route around Nottinghamshire by very friendly people with very good food stops
Lisa
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4.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
My first sportive and because of this, not my last. Really enjoyed it even though the weather was against us. Gin tent and deck chairs at the finish kept me going. Great job guys n girls
Val
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Absolutely loved this event. Well organised friendly marshalls and helpers. Doing again next year. Met some great people
Rose f
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Excellent event, well organised, great feed stations, well signposted route, would definitely recommend sportive he events
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Second time doing this and adore this route. Can't fault the organisation and fantastic feed stations. As a lone female rider I feel completely safe.
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Always good value. I have done several of their sportives in recent years and they are equally as good.
Ian S
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4.7
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Was a very well run event and the route was well marked . Unfortunately the weather turned so killed the atmosphere at the finish a little but will be doing again as i really enjoyed the route
Nina
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5.0
Did the 23 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Loved this event, the team we set off with were so supportive and stuck together to get each other through. Would definitely recommend this to do the course was well set out and organised and the finish line refreshments were also superb. Pretty flat ground throughout so a good starter event for anyone getting into this sport.
Michael
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4.3
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Medium course could have been a bit longer only 1 feed station would have been enough for 60 miles. An enjoyable ride none the less :)
Martin
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Well signed. Good aid stations especially the wraps and cake. Info readily available before the event. Great value for money.
Mark
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Did it in 2018 &2019. Weather was better in 18 but it was later in the year. (Cant plan the weather). Brilliant event, it's nice to use my TT bike and it still be a casual sportive. Feed stations were well stocked and the mechanic who swapped a wheel for my mate at the 87 mile feed station is a hero. Well done guys on an excellent event. Ashfield Tri club will be there again on 2020!
Sarah
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
This is the 2nd consecutive year I've ridden your King Edward. The best thing about your events is the brilliant signage that you have. I really appreciate this! Really supportive atmosphere from fellow riders and staff at the feed stations. A great event. I'll be back again next year. Many thanks.
Anthony
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Course on quiet country roads. Excellent feed stations, course photographs, sociable people and helpful organisers.
Richard
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4.7
Did the 23 Mile Road Bike in 2019
My first Sportive, only 23.8 miles but a brisk pace, didnt notice the cold until I stopped at the finish. Good company in the last few miles made it easier. Thoroughly enjoyed my first ride and plan on building up to the bigger distances as the events progress. The roads werent too busy and it was great having good signage as well as gps. Thanks
Graham
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Another great event by Matt and his team of helpers Sportive HQ a great atmosphere always feed stations great food with obliging helpers also great support on routes as I had the misfortune of a tyre failure but was able to continue thanks to two lovely ladies sweepers with a back pack of spares and got me back on my way "We don't give up "
Malcolm
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Top notch as usual from Sportive HQ. Just a little too much wind and not enough sun but that's England in early April.
Patrick
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5.0
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Amazingly run event, helpful and friendly staff cannot fault them and cant reccomend them enough. Cant wait for the next sportive_hq event
Roy
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4.7
Did the 61 Mile Road Bike in 2019
great event .neednt have worried about getting lost ,signs very good .tea stops were good.can we have warmer weather next time?
Peter
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
This is my first ride through sportive hq, I was really impressed with the price,organisation,the route was superb,feed stations were great,all homemade cakes and the tortilla wraps very tasty and helped get me round,I have already got the next sportive booked with them,can't wait.
Christine
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5.0
Did the 23 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Good ride and excellent set up. All staff were great, friendly and helpful. Would recommend sportive hq to anyone
Dominic
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2019
Great event as always, simple sign in, well signed course ,great feed stations. Done a few now and would recommend to anyone looking for a starter event or just one that is not a ball breaker course but allows you to enjoy the scenery
Samuel
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2017
Great test of endurance on a challenging course. Very well supported by the staff (as you would expect).
Ede
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2018
101 miles in the sun Perfect!
Donna
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4.7
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2018
flat isn't always fast
Chris
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2018
Very well organised would recommend this sportive for your first one
ian
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5.0
Did the 102 Mile Road Bike in 2018
great event, really well organized and really good value thanks for great day out
4.9
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Logistics and schedule

Itinerary

06:30 - Parking Opens - Follow Marshals Directions
06:45 - Registration Opens Long and Medium Route
07:45 - Time Trial Riders - Ride Starts
07:50 - 08:15 Long Route Riders Start
08:15 - 09:00 Medium Route Riders Start
08:45 - 09:00 Registration Short Route
09:00 - 09:15 Short Route Riders Start
12:30 - Long Route Option Closes at 24 Mile Point
17:00 - Ride Finishes

Registration

  • At registration you will receive an envelope with your rider number, twist ties and a sticky back timing chip to put on your helmet.
  • Please arrive in plenty of time to complete the registration process
Spectators

There is no fee for spectators to attend this event.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact [email protected]

How to get there

Newark Showground, Sheldon Suite, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY, UK

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Address: Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG24 2NY

There will be plenty of parking available at the Showground. Please follow the marshals instructions.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be medical support?
There will be 2 Motorbike Riders circuiting the course on the day from Medi- Bikes. They are both fully qualified paramedics and can assist with many incidents, whilst they are there just for the safety of all of the riders doing the event, if you are find yourself in an emergency situation please do not hesitate to call 999 if needed.
FAQ
Is there an age restriction for this event?
Riders must be at least 14 to participate. If you are under the age of 18 please contact ([email protected]) to request a parental consent form in advance.
FAQ
Will there be mechanical support available?
There will be a mechanical support HQ as well as mobile support from fully qualified cycle mechanics.
FAQ
Can I ride a tandem bike?
You can ride a tandem bike but please email [email protected] before purchasing a ticket
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