Postponed from 5 April 2020.
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King Edward 100 routes
All races begin and finish at the Newark Showground.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Will there be mechanical support available?
There will be a mechanical support HQ as well as mobile support from fully qualified cycle mechanics.
Can I ride a tandem bike?
You can ride a tandem bike but please email [email protected] before purchasing a ticket
King Edward 100 weather forecast
Moderate breeze possible, up to 11mph
Meet the organiser
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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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