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Test the success of your summer training with this 200 mile sportive through Yorkshire. Settle into the saddle for the long run as you travel on what could be considered the flattest course in the UK, with only 3400ft elevation over the whole 200 miles. Celebrate with a burger & beer back at HQ.

How to enter the The Flat 200

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    200 Mile

    Bike 200mi
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The Flat 200 route

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This is one of the flattest 200 mile courses in the country. SportiveUK went out of their way to find a route where competitors would be able to focus on speed and benchmark their summer training. There are a number of "speed bumps", but with only 3400ft of elevation over the whole 200 miles, there is nothing they would consider a Yorkshire hill. This is an incredibly popular event and due to the lack of elevation gain, and tickets do go very fast.

The course will set out at 6:30am through the fast and flat roads of York, allowing riders to get a solid warm up as they build up the speed and the miles. Riders will then cross the Trent at Keadby, and head north to the Humber Bridge before winding along the foothills of Lincolnshire Wolds, under the shadow of the hills but never venturing into them. After crossing back over the Trent, riders will be on the home straight to hit that huge 200 mile milestone.

Celebrate at the finish with your fellow riders, and refuel with burgers, chips, and ice cold beer.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Marshalled Course
  • Aid Stations
  • Refreshment Stations
  • Free Photo Downloads
  • Great Value Ride
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Giraffe Headwear
  • Burger, Chips & Beer at the Finish
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Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

04:30 - Parking Opens - Follow Marshals Directions
05:00 - Registration Opens
06:15 - Safety Briefing
06:30 - Riders Start
22:00 - Ride Finishes

Registration

  • Registration will be divided up into equal sections alphabetically by surname. At registration you will be issued with an envelope with your rider number, twist ties to attach your rider number to your bike and a sticky back timing chip to stick to your cycling helmet.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before race time to ensure plenty of time for registration

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Kit List
  • Bike (in good working order)
  • Helmet
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Spectators

There is no fee for spectators to attend this event.

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Volunteers

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be medical support on the ride?
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.
Will there be mechanical support available?
Yes, there will be a mechanical support HQ as well as mobile support from fully qualified cycle mechanics. However, please ensure your bike is in good working order before the race.
Will there be ride marshals along the course?
There will be Ride Marshals mixing in with everyone riding the event. They will be wearing Hi- Viz vests so will be easy to find. These riders are there to help you and will do the best to do so on the day, whatever the problem maybe.
How many feed stations will there be?
There will be 5 feed stations at 29, 66, 101, 142 & 174 miles. Each will have a selection of hot & cold food and beverages.
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The Flat 200 weather forecast

Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon.

18°C
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14°C
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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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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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