Chase Distillery is based on a beautiful farm in the Herefordshire countryside and produces one of the best well-known Gins and Vodka in the UK. The Chase Distillery Sportive has two distances of 55km (34 miles) and 90km (56 miles) to appeal to all abilities. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste the notoriously good Chase Gin and Vodka and eat some local awesome food!
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This stunning sportif offers three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leaving Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road, the route climbs steadily into the Black Mountains. Panoramic views of the Wye Valley unfold to your right and nothing more than sheep and skylarks will disturb the peace and quiet as you continue climbing to reach Gospel Pass, Wales highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy the long descent through a wooded valley past Llanthony Priory.
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!
Dont be deceived by the picturesque Warwickshire scenery on view in the Wiggle Tempest the countryside climbs will creep up on you soon enough as you cross the River Avon and pass through a number of quaint and pretty old typically English villages.
The Great Shakespeare Ride really does offer something for cyclists of all abilities. The challenging 100 mile Sportive will take you to your limit, while the 100 km Challenge is a tough undulating route, but definitely achievable. The Friendly 5O km, returning for this year, is the perfect course for those new to cycling a beautiful, flatter route along quiet roads with lots of support from start to finish.
Our original sportive event, Staffordshire Cycling has had a home in and around Stafford since its inception over half a decade ago. So were excited to be heading somewhere totally new, as we relocate to Newcastle Under Lyme for the next 2 years. Being in a new venue means were able to take you to a few places that RideStaffs sportives havent been in the past, its also inspired us to offer you a the longest sportive route in the history of RideStaffs, with the long route topping 78miles, 10 more than our previous longest ride.
The iconic Mad Summer Hare Sportive returns on September 1st 2019 at the fabulous Umberslade Farm Park. Being so late in the Summer season your legs and lungs should be at their strongest so we've set a challenge to test both your physical and mental strength - 1, 2, 3 or 4 hill climbs - you choose how many. Beware though, these aren't just any hills, they're iconic Cotswold hill climbs that have been tormenting cyclists for decades. Pushing onto the next one is not easy but there's a different shiny medal if you do.
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
The Cambrian Coast Sportive takes place on 16th September 2017 in some of the UK's most spectacular countryside. Starting from Aberdovey and set entirely within the Snowdonia National Park, the routes follow the coast and beaches, climb the mountains, skirt around lakes and descend through forests, making this arguably the most scenic sportive ride in the country.
In this scantily populated part of the country, well over half of each route is done on minor back roads with smooth tarmac and where cars are seldom seen allowing riders to ride happily side by side.
Highlights of the routes includes the spectacular Cregennan Lakes with its views over the Mawddach Estuary, the coastal road to Fairbourne (10km) right by the sea, the crossing of three estuary bridges and the mighty Bwlch y Groes (aka Hellfire Pass) which is the highest piece of tarmac in Wales and features in Simon Warren's '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'.
The routes are comprehensively marshalled and sign-posted with 3 feed-stations (5 on the Long route and Big Dog!) and riders benefit from electronic chip timing. You will receive your finishers medal on your return to Aberdovey!
Take time to explore the routes, view the photos and register online via our simple rider entry form. We look forward to welcoming you in September 2017.
Celtic series The Cambrian Coast Sportive is proud to be part of the Celtic Series of cycling events.
Taking its name from the shoe-making history of its Northamptonshire surroundings, the Sigma Sports Cobbler Classic Sportive will take you through some of the countys best sights and cycling roads.
There are no expensive fees, no headline sponsors, no goodie bags, no numbers, no gold standard times, no broom wagons and no pretending at the finish to have looked into the jaws of hell and survived.
The Autumn Audax is cycling at its best. Its about a good distance in a day, riding at a sensible pace with good company, traveling through the quiet and pleasant countryside in the orange glow of an autumn day before winter arrives.
The once popular 'Beyond the Dyke' organized by Alan Mason, disappeared off the calendar some fifteen years ago following his retirement. Well, the event is now back by popular demand. Like King Offa, we will be sending an army of cyclists over the Dyke into the badlands of Mid-Wales. These border raiders will be challenged by some charming countryside which continually varies from the airy views from Brown Clee to the deep cleft valleys near the striking Knucklas Viaduct. On their return, the riders will pass through the tranquil and delightful Teme Valley before a final assault over the Abberley Hills.
The classic sportive around the high Radnorshire hills including the spectacular Elan Valley and the notorious Glascwm challenge climb.
The Epic has been going since 2005 with 3,000+ riders enjoying a challenging day out in mid-Wales over the years.
Excellent support from Rideventures - fully signed, chip timed and with free hot food at the finish.
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