I've just signed up for the Black Rat sportive, the 181km route. So that's the first of the year booked. I'm just waiting for Chase the Sun registration to open, and that will be number 2, although I don't think it really counts as a sportive, and Great Weston Ride will round out my summer. I...
I have bit the bullet and signed up for the Deloitte RAB. Lands End to John O’Grotes. 980 miles in 9 days.
I have done a couple of century rides and several 70mi rides, but never on consecutive days.
Has anybody else done this ride previous in years?
Is anybody else signed up for this?
I did this last year in miserable wet conditions, but given a perfect weather forecast this Sunday I'm having another go this year.
Lovely event, genuine charity with all organising costs covered by sponsors/volunteers, so all your dosh goes to the charity. A few different lengths available...
I have been considering registering for this sportive in October, as an incentive to do an imperial half century
I have been around most sections of the route, though not in one single ride. I regularly ride up to...
So, I just did my first ever Sportive (London to Brighton) which I really enjoyed despite the rain and the hills.
I'm thinking about doing the New Forest 100 in September (not sure whether to go for the standard or the epic though... how tough is the epic?)
As a measure, I had to walk...
Anyone looking for a recumbent friendly sportive try the Cotswold Cogfest. I have taken part for the last 2 years on my ICE trice. Warmly welcomed on each occasion. Last year 4 of us took part and they were very encouraging. 2 route choices 60 and 30 miles both well signed and planned to be...
looking to get off my butt this year and enter my 1st ever sportive but only looking at something like 30 miles to start off with, in the East.
Any advice on what and how much to take as I don't want to overload
A few weeks ago I was booked on Velo South, which was cancelled due to weather.
I am booked on South Downs Sportive tomorrow, forecasts vary, but seems like ther wil be a lot of rain at least at times and always showery.
I think I will pull out. I am 66, do not need to prove how tough I am...
i haven't been doing many sportives recently but i would like to aim for one next year
when i went to book the one i was considering it was £40
is it me or is that getting a bit steep?
how much did you pay for your last one, and what are you prepared to pay?
I'm going for the triple of Wiggle Yorkshire Sportives for the first time this year and have just signed up for this one
Anyone else taking part? I've signed up for the 'Standard' route at 55 miles / 3,254ft climbing...
Whilst commuting in this morning (in my car, I always do Mondays in my car), I saw 3 riders sporting the above Jerseys...I was just curious about the event, was it this weekend?...were they badly lost (Im in Manchester).....Ive googled and not found owt
Well im a happy man today as ive just finished my 1st 100km sportive . Not so happy about how I recorded the ride on strava and my Garmin tho . Used the 2 for backup . At the start line I was so keen to get going I forgot to start Strava recording and rememberd a few min in that's why if you...
Right just seen a 30 mile sportive is happening at the end of July in my area.
The question is have I really got time to get ready for it given I am only a week into cycling?
Fitness wise I am quite fit my rides this week have been about 7 to 11 miles a mix of flat and some hills. (need to...
Anyone else going to the sportive with the most deceiving logo? The missus and I are going to be taking in the short and regular respectively.
Want to upgrade the eBay special £70 roadie that got me started to a new, lighter model. Which of these would you go for?
Top of the range Ribble Sportive Azzurro road bike for sale.
55cm Carbon frame with Ribble Sportive Azzurro carbon forks.
Superleggera alloy seat pillar.
Shimano gears and brakes.
x 2 bottle holders.
I will also include the pedals.
I have owned this from brand new...
Top of the range Ribble Sportive Azzurro road bike for sale.
Tracked on Strava it's only done 136 miles from brand new!
I live on the Isle of Wight but can meet in Portsmouth, Southampton or Lymington for collection when purchased!
55cm Carbon frame with Ribble Sportive Azzurro carbon...
and I couldnt have picked a better run or more friendly one either..
I did Share The Road (wild boar route 46 miles). Run by Lancashire Cycle Link in aid of Sustrans. A fantastic day, all the other riders were supportive and friendly and the carrot cake at the feed station was to die for...I'll...
I am selling my beloved Lynskey Ti Sportive (Planet X), the bike has been an absolute dream to ride and is in fantastic condition. It is one of the rare Planet X bikes built by Lynskey so has made in Tennessee stickers and Lynskey decals. The wheels are in fantastic condition and were only...
I'm sure some of us have done both so just wondered which one people enjoyed the most and liked the best. I know not everyone lives in either london or cardif or wouldn't waste money on either event but if you did and transport was not a problem which would you recommend ?
I completed my first sportive last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. I did the Wiggle Wye Valley Warrior standard route, 73.3 miles and 6,645 feet of climbing. I managed to do it in 5 hours so I was chuffed with that. I was pleased that my training paid off and I didn't find it too hard. The...
Does anyone know how they work out the timings for the Gold/Silver/Bronze "certificates" on these events? Just wondering if they bore any relationship to any "standards" or just made up by Wiggle to make people seem like they're getting more for their money...
Hi all. Have signed up for my first ever sportive and Having never riden in a sportive or even a small group before its all new to me . Now I'm not looking to race but just enjoy it but if i decide to push on a bit and pass other cyclists what are the do's and don'ts in a sportive . Don't want...
Did my first sportive today - charity ride for local cause.
104km at average speed of 15.8 mph wit has 2 800 ft of climbs. Ended up 32nd out of 43 which isn't great but did go slow for first quarter and spent too long at the first food stop and toilet I think!
1. I'm not as...
Ok so after my return to cycling about 3 weeks ago after a 17 year gap I'm racking up the miles on my shiny hybrid...i did 37 miles yesterday over 3 hours and now I'm thinking of a sportive!...good or bad idea?...any coming up that would be suitable?..im in Manchester but can travel.
I fancy doing a non competitive sportive but are they appropriate for a hardtail MTB? I'm just looking for something novice friendly, Im already pyhsically fit as I'm a runner already...I'm in Manchester but willing to travel a bit if needs be.