Thornbridge Brewery Sportive

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Enjoy the summer months with this picturesque sportive through the peak district. With two distances to choose from, this event is ideal for everyone and riders will wind their way through the stunning local surroundings. After, enjoy a well-earned post-race pint.
Half Pint, and Full Pint
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Sat, 7 Aug 2021
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GS, UK
Start times
Sat, 7 Aug 2021
Full Pint :
9:30am |
Half Pint:
Here's what races are available for Thornbridge Brewery Sportive
This sportive through stunning countryside takes riders across the Dove and into the Staffordshire Peak District taking in the medieval market town of Longnor.
From here riders will be taken through the Manifold Valley, enjoying picturesque views as you journey back via the village of Hartington and the strangely named ‘Custard Fields’ as you experience the ‘hidden’ Peak District.
The course is split into two route options. The Fun Ride or Half Pint, which is 30 miles with 796m of elevation and the Challenge Ride or Full Pint which is 50 miles with an elevation of 1,424m.
  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Refreshment stops throughout
  • Pick-up wagons
  • On-site catering
  • Event photography
  • Post-race BBQ and refreshments for purchase
Thornbridge Brewery, Riverside Brewery, Buxton Rd, Bakewell DE45 1GS, UK
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There will be parking onsite.
09:00 Registration opens
09:30 Start opens
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.
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  • ID in case of an incident
  • Food and energy drink (although there will be food and drink available at the feed stations enroute)
  • Money/credit card
  • Mobile phone
  • Basic tool, ideally with a chain-splitter
  • Pump, tyre levers and spare inner tubes (we always carry a couple of spare tubes)
  • Helmet (mandatory). If you do not have your cycle helmet then you will not be allowed to ride
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather and time of year
  • Bring sun-cream to apply if the weather is still looking warm and sunny
  • GPX device or mobile phone with maps. There will be some printed versions of the route available at rider registration on the day.
Where can I access race photography at the Thornbridge Brewery Sportive?
All race photography will be uploaded to the Let's Go Velo website and the event Facebook page.
What happens after the Thornbridge Brewery Sportive
Afterwards, there will be a BBQ and refreshments available to purchase.
Do I need to be a certain level of fitness to ride in the Thornbridge Brewery Sportive?
No, the half pint option means this event is great for everyone and ideal for those looking to take part in their first sportive.
Is there any kit that is required for the Thornbridge Brewery Sportive?
A helmet is mandatory, and riders will not be allowed to compete without one.
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Did the Full Pint in 2021
Fantastic but tough course. Stayed dry too which was a bonus. Great foc pint at the end and burgers also. Lovely day out.
Did the Full Pint in 2021
Overall an enjoyable event. Lots of climbing and a lovely place for a sportif. We were lucky in that the rain held off for most of the ride despite being predicted for it all.A couple of negatives - main one was the descent into Crowdicote - it was very steep with a couple of sharp hairpins. Yet there were no warning signs. Secondly I missed the second feed stop - apparently there was a sign but as one person said ‘blink and you missed it’ I must have blinked as I missed it
Did the Full Pint in 2021
Excellent sportive on a challenging but scenic route. Well organised with helpful team from start to finish. Really good feed stations and food/drink at the end.
Lucy H
Did the Full Pint in 2019
Very challenging course with quite a few hills. But unfortunately when we got to the finish we just wanted a cup of tea and it had all been packed away.
Kenny M
Did the Full Pint in 2019
The weather was great.The feed stations were awesome . The route was very challenging but enjoyable.
Did the Half Pint in 2019
A lumpy course with sharp, muscle burning climbs that will really test your legs. Very well signposted, even without the GPX file running on your GPS, you will find your way around with ease. Great organisation, superb facilities at Thornbridge Brewery itself including an on hand bike mechanic for them last minute bike tweaks, and a great bunch of friendly organisers. Looking forward to booking up for next year.Do it folks!
Did the Half Pint in 2018
Really well organised and good communication near the date so was easy to access the information on the day. Some loos near the car park would have been really helpful - to help you get organised before you got on your bike. Apart from that everything was great and lovely homemade granola and sandwiches on route. Thank you team!
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