The 2012 Sportive Thread

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12/11/2011 at 18:41

Following on from Meldy's announcement re Chiltern 100, I have noticed that 2012 sportive dates are starting to be announced so I thought it might be time to start putting them together in one place.

As it's my thread, I shall start

Evans Ride It! Series

15 April - The Longest Day

27 May - Chiltern 100

17 Jun - Great Western Sportive

Feel free to add your own

Edited: 12/11/2011 at 18:57
12/11/2011 at 18:45
*pops in, interested*

I'm looking for an event that is earlier in the year - only been out to play a couple of times at the Manchester 100 so far, and that's in September (2nd September 2012: http://www.bike-events.com/Ride.aspx?id=328 ).

Sorry can't do links in Chrome

Thanks, Schmunkee

12/11/2011 at 18:52
For a list of most sportives check out Cyclosport.org
12/11/2011 at 18:55
Edited: 12/11/2011 at 18:57
JPenno    pirate
12/11/2011 at 20:58

A nice easy start to the season

25 March Cheshire Cat 

12/11/2011 at 21:03
Cheers, JP - that looks perfect for me
JPenno    pirate
12/11/2011 at 22:29

Frodo - heres another for you then just announced

11 march jodrell bank sportive

12/11/2011 at 23:38

Trust Schmunks to start a list thread.

PS - ta!

13/11/2011 at 00:59
What's a sportive? I know what a 100m time trial is , perhaps you can all do one of those next year. Your target to beat, my last 3 years best time- 4 15 14. Or perhaps you fancy a cycle road race!

seren nos    pirate
13/11/2011 at 08:37
great idea....if anyone knows of any over the winter let me know please
13/11/2011 at 08:55
Soup - consider yourself off my Christmas card list

Seren - the people who do the Great Western Sportive also do Cross Country one's. Not sure if they are what you are looking for tho
JPenno    pirate
13/11/2011 at 11:08

Seren - you wont find many between November and March due to the risks of Ice and the limited hours of daylight.

13/11/2011 at 13:37
Thanks for the Jodrell Bank tip too, JPenno - time to start getting out the calendar and the training plans to see what fits where!
13/11/2011 at 15:27
Theirs the Bosworth Sportive in April (date not confirmed yet for 2012) it's run by Full Boar events. It's 52 miles and £10 to enter well was last year
Darkness    pirate
13/11/2011 at 15:27
http://www.etapedudales.co.uk/

I will probably enter the 112 mile etape du dales in May as part of my Outlaw build up. It's hilly!

13/11/2011 at 20:24
18th - 29th April 2012 LEJOG. Average 110 miles a day. It's a work thing & I'm in! Perfect 'training' for the Outlaw!
seren nos    pirate
14/11/2011 at 07:16

PS......I wouldn't mind doing that one.......its on my list of things to do......oneday

I will look at the Audax ones for winter then.........

Schmunkee.do not own a MTB or cross bike so cross country sounds out to me

14/11/2011 at 08:50

Evans Ride It! Series

11 march jodrell bank sportive

25 March Cheshire Cat 

9th April - Cotswold Spring Classic 

15 April - The Longest Day

27 May - Chiltern 100

17 Jun - Great Western Sportive

2 Sep - Manchester 100

For a list of most sportives check out Cyclosport.org
Edited: 14/11/2011 at 08:53
The Silent Assassin    pirate
14/11/2011 at 10:12

I can recomend the Jodrell Bank one, usually have a good pirate turn out as well

14/11/2011 at 11:33
Evans Ride It! Series

4th Dec 2011 Mansfield RC Big Red Ride (£5)

5th Feb Long Eaton Reliability

11 march jodrell bank sportive

25 March Cheshire Cat

9th April - Cotswold Spring Classic

15 April - The Longest Day

27 May - Chiltern 100

17 Jun - Great Western Sportive

7th July - La Marmotte

2 Sep - Manchester 100

Whoops - lost all the links.
Edited: 14/11/2011 at 11:34
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