Flying_Monkey said:Yes, it's the most expensive sportive in the UK, run by the same people who do the London Triathalon. They justify this on the grounds that they have closed roads, but it's a gimmick as most of the roads would be pretty low traffic anyway...
You can read more about it here:
in the section of the forum devoted to these events (which are not races).
There are plenty of excellent and far cheaper events in Scotland and the rest of the UK (inlcuding our own Cyclone)... see www.cyclosport.org for more details of the whole range of cyclosportives here and abroad.
wakemalcolm said:Have to say I was pretty scathing about it last year but as the reports about it were universally positive (apart from the weather) I'm giving it a chance.