Sunday 18th March 2018
St Ivo Sports Centre: St Ivo Sports Centre, St Ives, United Kingdom
This event is the season opener for many riders and gives everyone the opportunity to get that magic 100 in without the pressure of a Classic Sportive.
The route winds in way around four counties starting and finishing in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, on quiet roads without the mammoth climbs of other events.
However don’t be fooled as the distance and sometimes the wind will offer a good challenge for the 100milers. If you just easing into the season the 67 mile medium ride with be a good enough test for fresh legs.
Again this year we plan to add a 30+ mile route for real beginners and younger riders to try the world of sportives
We are again pleased to have the support of the Richardsons Cycles Group and with the start and finish outside their St Ives shop and the first feed at Stamford followed by the Corby shop for the second feed at 60 miles. Clifbar will again supply the energy products and drinks plus fruit, cake and savouries. The medium route will have its own stop at the village hall at Woodnewton at 38miles serving Clifbar nutrition drinks bars and Bloks with fruit and cake.
Tea and coffee will be available.
Each feed point will have opening and closing times posted at Registration based on a 9mph average
On your return to the finish you will receive a food token for the “Local Cafe” opposite the finish for your beans on toast and a hot drink
Start and Finish Start and Finish : Richardsons Cycles the Broadway, PE27 5BX.
Long route Long route starts at 08.00am to 09.00am
Medium route Medium route starts at 08.30am to 09.30am
Short Route Short Route starts at 09.30am to 10.00am
arrowed route Fully arrowed route with advance warning signs
Route map Route map available
GPX files GPX files available for download
mechanical assistance Free mechanical assistance en route
feed points Well stocked feed points. Please note the short ride only has a drink stop. Toilets may be limited.
Ride captains New! Ride captains available for newcomers to sportives.
Broom Wagon Broom Wagon for assistance
FREE meal After ride snack included at the “Local Cafe”
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19 Windsor Close, St Ives