Way of the Roses - 2 Days

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Take on the Way of the Roses over 2 days in this mammoth 170 mile cycling challenge. Perfect for experienced cyclists looking for their next challenge, this route boasts stunning views, friendly company, and is a well-organised event.
Way of the Roses
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Sat, 23 Jul 2022
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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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Premier Inn Pontefract North hotel, Ai Business Park, 84 Knottingley Rd, Knottingley, Pontefract WF11 0BU, UK
Start times
Sat, 23 Jul 2022
Way of the Roses:
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Way of the Roses
Route information
Cycle the Way of the Roses across 2 days in this tough cycle along 170 miles and with 7332ft of climbing. Experienced cyclists are definitely encouraged and should be comfortable with an average speed of around 12mph over this kind of distance.
Splitting the route into 2 days makes the distance much more manageable, with the toughest ride of 77 miles on day 1, meaning you can enjoy a more leisurely cycle to the finish line on day two. While a slightly longer distance, the route is much less hilly along the Bridlington.
The Way of the Roses is a fully marked route with National Cycle Way signs all the way along the route. The event will have 2 experienced staff to support the ride, a lead vehicle and following vehicle you can be sure that support is close at hand.
Sportive HQ will provide 2 feed stops each day in their usual style along the way, roughly every 35 miles, hot drinks and great real food (and cake) to be expected. On arrival in Bridlington, get a shower and tuck into pizza by the sea, the organisers will load your bikes ready for the journey home.
What's included
  • Parking at a central location for 2 days
  • Trasport for you, your bike an luggage to Morecambe
  • 2 Support Vehicles with experienced staff, first aid trained, 1 lead vehicle, 1 following vehicle so you can ride at your own pace
  • 2 Feed Stops each day with great quality food and hot drinks
  • Bed and Breakfast Accomodation in Ripon
  • Hot Showers at the Finish
  • Fish and Chips at the Finish Line
  • Transport for you, your bike and your luggage back to our central location
How to get there
Premier Inn Pontefract North hotel, Ai Business Park, 84 Knottingley Rd, Knottingley, Pontefract WF11 0BU, UK
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Accommodation is based on twin rooms so even if you book on your own, you will be sharing a room with someone of the same gender.
If you would prefer a single room, please contact the organiser and they can make an adjustment but there will be an increase in cost for single supplement rooms.
Event day logistics
05:45 Event starts
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Feed Stations
There will be 2 feed stations each day along the route, approximately every 35 miles with hot drinks and great real food (and cake) to be expected.
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Sportive HQ
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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How old do I have to be to enter the Way of the Roses - 2 Days?
Entrants must be 18 and older to enter the event.
Do I have to be an experienced cyclist to take part in the Way of the Roses - 2 Days?
Entrants should be comfortable cycling at approximately a 12mph pace over the whole distance.
Will there be feed stations along the way at the Way of the Roses - 2 Days?
Yes, there will be 5 well-stocked feed stations along the way.
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