2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Stedman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 16:34 pm

Long Eaton Reliability Ride
Three Fields (Audax)
Roses to Wraggs (Audax)
Charmwood in spring (Audax)
Etape Caledonia
Tramway 100 (Audax)
Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride
Great Manchester Cycle
Ride London 100 (got a charity place today and I am also in the ballot)
Phil Liggett CTC Challenge ride

…………..and I suspect that I shall add some more audaxes to this list.

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Pumpkin Positive » Thu Jan 24, 2013 18:47 pm

Stedman wrote:Long Eaton Reliability Ride

Ride London 100 (got a charity place today and I am also in the ballot)



I've also applied for charity place - haven't heard yet. But if you're given a charity place is your name removed from the Ballot? I'd rather get in through the ballot and let someone else have my charity place.

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Stedman » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:34 pm

The arrangement that I have with my chosen charity is one where I give them back my charity place if I win a place via the ballot, however I would still have my place on the team and there is no minimum sponsorship.

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Stedman » Fri Jan 25, 2013 08:45 am

Pumpkin Positive wrote:
Stedman wrote:Long Eaton Reliability Ride

Ride London 100 (got a charity place today and I am also in the ballot)



I've also applied for charity place - haven't heard yet. But if you're given a charity place is your name removed from the Ballot? I'd rather get in through the ballot and let someone else have my charity place.


The arrangement that I have with my chosen charity is one where I give them back my charity place if I win a place via the ballot, however I would still have my place on the team and there is no minimum sponsorship.

If there are any spare places after the initial wave of charity applications, it has also been agreed that I shall notify other Audax/sportive riders of these via this forum.

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby BlakeysFC » Tue Jan 29, 2013 01:41 am

Evans Ride It! - Gatwick,
Evans Ride It! - Woking,
Wiggle Ups and Downs - Dorking,
Wiggle Surrey Sussex Scramble - Pulborough,
Wiggle Bournemouth Sportive,
Wiggle French Revolution - Dover,
Wiggle Wight Ferry Sportive - Brockenhurst,
Wiggle Mega Meon - Waterlooville,
Ride London 100 (If I get in),
Evans Ride It! - Liphook,
New Forest Rattler Sportive - Ringwood,

Although seeing as I've done 0 miles since November I may be in over my head...

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby blim » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:28 am

Just Flanders. I envy those with the time (and presumably fewer family commitments) to have a big long list!
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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby 56mph » Wed Jan 30, 2013 16:56 pm

But blim to train for Flanders aren't you going to be out spending time riding your bike anyway? Personally I can't stand being stuck indoors on the turbo, so do spinning classes in the week, and find that a lot of UK sportives are a great way to get in a good long training ride at the weekend on a signposted route through new countryside with some support in order to build up for a more challenging event, such as a Fred Whitton or a Dragon Ride. So I am doing some 12 or so sportives this year as part of my training for Paris-Roubaix in April and then the Etape in July.

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby dylanfernley » Wed Jan 30, 2013 17:03 pm

for £ 20 a go--i'll give you some rides to do !

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby blim » Wed Jan 30, 2013 17:05 pm

56mph wrote:But blim to train for Flanders aren't you going to be out spending time riding your bike anyway? Personally I can't stand being stuck indoors on the turbo, so do spinning classes in the week, and find that a lot of UK sportives are a great way to get in a good long training ride at the weekend on a signposted route through new countryside with some support in order to build up for a more challenging event, such as a Fred Whitton or a Dragon Ride. So I am doing some 12 or so sportives this year as part of my training for Paris-Roubaix in April and then the Etape in July.


I don't cycle often enough (who does?) and therefore look on any sportive as an event to aim for in itself rather than as training for a further event, but i take your point.
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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Mikey41 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 14:55 pm

I may well add a couple more later on but so far:

24th Feb - Ride-It Leeds (50 miles)
19th May - Ride-It Langholm (60 miles)

If those go well I should be going for a 100 miler by the end of the year.
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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby AlexMac1973 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 16:30 pm

Booked for the Tour of Wessex, only the 213 mile over 3 day (25 - 27 May - Medium Tour)


As for back home in Cornwall I'll hopefully be doing:

14 Apr - Audax A Cornish 100 (103km)
21 Apr - Coasting in Cornwall (96km)
19 May - Audax Lizard Loop (103km)
7 Jul - Audax Mines and Mineral Railways On-road (69km)
21 Jul - Bodmin Moor 100 (147km)
11 Aug - Audax The Celtic Coastal (104km)
8 Sept - Audax Golowjy ha Bal (116km)
6 Oct - Lands End 100 (Maybe the 160km if I feel like it)

Fingers croosed I should be able to do all of these, providing the Cornish summer isn't a washout. Just a shame the Festival of Sport was cancelled, I was looking forward to that one as I missed doing it last year due to fitness. :D
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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Guanajuato » Mon Feb 04, 2013 15:13 pm

Two definites for me, plus probably a couple of others.
Definites:
Kendal Sportive (Wheelbase Spring Classic) March 24th - already booked.
Jennings Rivers Ride September 15th - Brilliant last year, despite being in the pouring rain.
Possibly Le Terrier, Tour de Staveley and Ride with Brad. Just spotted the Dentdale Beauty & the Beast too - sounds a challenge.

Being a bit of a newcomer and unfit, I'm not doing the full-length rides. For the Jennings, its because I'll be taking my daughter on the family ride as well (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it) and there isn't enough time. In fact, we're off to the launch event in Cockermouth this Sunday. A ten-mile family ride, hopefully the predicted snow will have been & gone.
Also planning a ride from Kendal to Saltaire at some point.

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Postby maddog 2 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 16:49 pm

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Re: 2013 Sportives - Whats on the list??

Postby Option Click » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:54 pm

Dragon Ride
Ride100 (if I get a place)
Reigate Sunday Sportive
Paris Roubaix Challenge

May also do a Surrey Hills Evans or Wiggle one if I get the time
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