Welcome to "The North Derbyshire Challenge" sportive offers four distances covering North Derbyshire and the Peak District and will prove a memorable ride with gorgeous scenery and some challenging hills. This year, we've included some challenging but not insurmountable hills including Two Dales, Beeley Moor and that one that takes you by surpruse with 5km to go!
Road Cycling Events in East Midlands
The Flat 100 South is the latest instalment from Sportive HQ after the fantastic success of The Flat 100 (formerly Flat n Fast).
Riders love the opportunity of riding a flat sportive without the hindrance of hills getting in the way. With our usual style of all bikes allowed, including TT Bikes (as long as you follow our strict usage policy), its a great training ground for anyone attempting an Ironman triathlon this year.
If you are new to cycling, dont let that put you off though as the Time Trial bikes are set off first so they are out of the way of the rest of you and you can enjoy a leisurely ride with great feed stops along the way. Who knows you might achieve your furthest distance ride or your best time on a 100 mile or 100km distance without any hills to slow you down.
The short 21 mile route is fully marked but is still a guided ride for your peace of mind, let our experienced riders look after you whilst you enjoy the ride, there isnt a food stop on the ride itself but food is included at the finish line for the short route riders instead.
Course description: 3 routes offered
Mammoth-Roach 90 - a tough 90mile expedition to the wild Roaches in north Staffordshire. Midi-Roach - a hard 60mile round trip. Mini-Roach - an easy 30 mile country lane ride
In the heartland of the Royal Air Force, RAF College Cranwell provides the imposing start and finish line for fantastic day of cycling through the quiet lanes and quaint villages of Lincolnshire.
The JET Ride aims to challenge people to ride a demanding distance whilst raising funds to help us support more young people to be the best they can be.
The rolling countryside is ideal for those that are new to cycling, as well as providing a tough but enjoyable distance to more seasoned cyclists.
To finish the day, there will be a flypast by the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (weather permitting).
The serious cyclists among you have the chance to push yourself while enjoying some excellent undulations, fast straights and ultimately a brilliant cycling experience.
The route heads South and then East towards the Vale of Belvoir, the sportive route then turns North towards Newark before turning west and heading towards Car Colston and East Bridgford.
The Sportive then splits from the 50 mile route and heads north towards Lowdham and Thurgaton. The route then enters an anti-clockwise loop that takes in Fiskerton, Caunton, Sutton-on-Trent, Wellow, Eakring and Edingley before returning through Thurgaton and back to the remainder of the 50 mile route.
The route finishes by passing through Radcliffe-on-Trent and returning via Holme Pierrepont and the riverside path.
Taking in some of the countys stunning scenery, this is a must-do for any cycling enthusiast.
Please note that this event is for people aged over 18 only.
The 2019 running of the event sees us satisfy previous requests from riders as we have now extended the long route over the magical 100 miles in distance with the incorporation of a new interesting section of road.
The Bostin' Peaks Sportive, based at Uttoxeter Racecourse, continues to attract riders from all over the country who enjoy a choice of three fully signposted challenging routes amongst the picturesque scenery of Staffordshire and Derbyshire as well as crossing over in to the Peak District National Park for the longer rides.
All three routes head initially East along the edge of the River Dove, through picturesque Marchington and onwards passed the Castle at Tutbury. The reasonably flat route, so far, begins to climb along a new section of route, for 2018, past Sutton on the Hill and Rodsley before arriving at Wyaston, the first feed station on this years routes.
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What you need to know about Road Cycling Events
Discover UK and International Road Cycling events. Featuring Sportives, Gran Fondos and Charity Bike Rides in our 2018 Cycling Calendar. Cycling is a hugely popular sport but can sometimes seem a closely guarded secret, there’s a lot of jargon and kit but once you pop, you absolutely can’t stop. It’s a great weekend activity, go with friends and cruise round city parks or country lanes, you’ll be addicted in no time.
Different road cycling event types
We sort our cycling events by Short (0-50km), Medium (50-100km), Long (100-200km) and Ultra (200km+). Most of these are Sportives. Here are some cycling event names defined:
- Gran Fondo — a mass participation cycling event at least 120km long. A large event with closed roads, usually chip timed. People travel all over Europe to compete in these events.
- Century — a cycle of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a club sponsored event. A large event with closed roads, people can get there PBs here. Usually chip timed.
- Sportives — most of the cycling events on our site are sportives, these are the most popular endurance cycling events. They’re held all over the world and rarely exclude traffic. They’re more relaxed and whilst people do go for PBs it’s a much more convivial atmosphere than the more formal Gran Fondo races.