Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

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Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby derbygrimpeur » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:09 pm

Basically, I haven't got the time to search around too much so hoping the BR community may be able to suggest a good hilly sportive for me in June / July this year. Peak District, or Lake District would be good. But other places considered. Hills are important though.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby derbygrimpeur » Fri Jan 04, 2013 14:09 pm

p.s. I've done Tour of the Peak so fancy something else

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby arlowood » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:14 pm

Not sure how far you're prepared to travel but have a think about The Leicestershire Super Tour as an option - run on 9th June 2013.

http://www.itpevents.co.uk/events/the-h ... rtour.html

The 112 mile route has almost 5000ft of climbing in it.

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=rrrrfjaykelcgehz

I did the 64 mile route a couple of years ago and that was plenty hilly enough for me at that time with 3500ft


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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby marcusjb » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:27 pm

http://aukweb.net/events/detail/13-312/

2nd year - getting a reputation as the hardest 600 on the calendar - 10000m of climbing over the weekend.

There's a very light pencil mark in my diary if I do okay on the first 2 600s of the season.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby JamesB » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:34 pm

3 counties challenge if its running ??
North lancs and into York / Cumbria with Kirkstone Pass

alternatively for 5 min browsing check with http://www.cyclosport.org/events/Jul-2013/UK.html

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby Silly Old Hector » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:05 am

All the gear, but no idea...

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby velocitizen » Sat Jan 05, 2013 13:18 pm

Beeston CC Sportive-long route. I know you've enjoyed it in previous years, more details coming soon. Will post a link when the site is updated.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby derbygrimpeur » Sat Jan 05, 2013 15:54 pm

Thanks all.

Cairngorm sounds awesome. If the boss allows me. Will hopefully do Beeston again, depending on the route. Will take a look at the others too.

Knew this would be the place to ask

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby arlowood » Sun Jan 06, 2013 15:54 pm

New post appeared for this option:-

http://www.peakepic.co.uk/

Right on your doorstep if your sign in name is anything to go by.

4000m in 162km with 14 categorized climbs. Should be enough for anyone.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby stifflersmom » Sun Jan 06, 2013 17:19 pm

White Rose Classic, beginning of July...great route from Ilkley into the Dales, now open for entries via British Cycling website. Peakepic looks good too.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby hugo15 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 20:22 pm

stifflersmom wrote:White Rose Classic, beginning of July...great route from Ilkley into the Dales, now open for entries via British Cycling website.


+1. I rode this last year and it was a great event well organised by Ilkley CC.

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby Cyclopath » Mon Jan 07, 2013 00:22 am

derbygrimpeur wrote:Basically, I haven't got the time to search around too much so hoping the BR community may be able to suggest a good hilly sportive for me in June / July this year. Peak District, or Lake District would be good. But other places considered. Hills are important though.



July 6th - Marmotte
July 7th - L'Etape du Tour

Think that comes under... 'other places considered'.

And you will find some hills. :D

Wave as you pass by on the 7th. :wink:

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Re: Recommend me a sportive - June/July 2013 & hilly

Postby derbygrimpeur » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:51 pm

Peak Epic sounds good, although I was thinking of trying somewhere different. Someone had suggested Etape Eyri (sp?) over in Snowdonia. Any good?

Unfortunately, L'etape & Marmotte are out of the question this year. Would love to do Haute Route one day though


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