First Sportive

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TheOneThatRows
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First Sportive

Postby TheOneThatRows » Wed Jan 23, 2013 18:04 pm

i'm looking to to my first sportive and just want any recommendations as to what sort of a distance I should pick; also can any one recommend any ones to pick.
I regularly do 50-80 mile rides

will I also need a British cycling license

Avit5
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Re: First Sportive

Postby Avit5 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 18:21 pm

I would say you could manage the 100 mile sportives fairly easily if you regularly do upto 80 mile rides now. Maybe there are sportives that offer longer distances but most I see are upto 100 miles.
Where in the country are you based ? And how far are you prepared to travel for one? I am midlands based and there are plenty to choose from.
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/event ... t-Sportive

http://www.itpevents.co.uk/events/the-d ... -tour.html

http://www.shakespeare100.org.uk/

Don't think most stipulate you must have a British cycling license.

TheOneThatRows
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Re: First Sportive

Postby TheOneThatRows » Wed Jan 23, 2013 18:22 pm

midlands based and thanks

within the cycling licence will i need a racing licence

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ShutUpLegs
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Re: First Sportive

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Jan 23, 2013 18:55 pm

TheOneThatRows wrote:midlands based and thanks

within the cycling licence will i need a racing licence


No, a Sportive is not a race.
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Avit5
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Re: First Sportive

Postby Avit5 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 19:42 pm

TheOneThatRows wrote:midlands based and thanks

within the cycling licence will i need a racing licence

No - I didn't word my first reply very well. No British cycling licence needed for sportives.


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