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Sportive

Postby Marcryan206 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:36 pm

Hi guys,

Just wondering what's the deal with a sportive iv planned in four already this year! Are they a race or is it more a complete it when you finishing enjoying the views!

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Re: Sportive

Postby jmillen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:12 pm

From my limited (only completed 3 so far) but signed up for alot more this year, they've made it very clear that it is definitely not a race.

The aim is to get out there and complete the ride at what ever pace you wish, enjoy the scenery, the people and the event as a whole and get back in one piece :)

Which ones have you signed up for so far?
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Re: Sportive

Postby Marcryan206 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:16 pm

Southen spring classic, meon valley riser, wiggle new forest spring sportive and the dawn raid sportive for help for heroes.

That sounds good then look forward to them!

What sportive's are people doing this year any of the above?

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Re: Sportive

Postby danowat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:17 pm

Marcryan206 wrote:Are they a race


No

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Re: Sportive

Postby saprkzz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:19 pm

If you are going to push on, then your only racing yourself against time, you will quickly see that 95% of people dont care about you passing them (if you do).

Although the result tents are always busy though! :)

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Re: Sportive

Postby Mikey41 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:22 pm

Not a race, you are timed but that's just for your own information, there is no "winner" declared.

I've entered my first one just now, the Evans Ride-it at Langholm in May. It's only about 25 miles from me, so it would be rude not to do it :)
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Re: Sportive

Postby jmillen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:27 pm

None of the ones you're doing. So far I've signed up to the Dartmoor Classic, Jurassic Classic, Moor2Sea and I'll sign up to the Jubilee 61 when I'm able to.
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Re: Sportive

Postby philwint » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:39 pm

As a relative road novice (after 10+ years mountain biking) these sound great fun. I'll have to look out for any that are reasonably local (Leeds)

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Re: Sportive

Postby Mikey41 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 23:06 pm

Evans Ride-it at Leeds: here in February. :)

They are supposed to be really good, and are very cheap to enter.
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Re: Sportive

Postby oxoman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 00:09 am

Will be doing several Evans ride its this year plus a couple of local club ones if not at work. Would recommend the ride-it ones very well organised and well signed. And its not a race against anyone other than yourself if you want to, personally i just ride steady and enjoy it.
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Re: Sportive

Postby sjireland » Tue Jan 08, 2013 14:46 pm

Mikey41 wrote:Not a race, you are timed but that's just for your own information, there is no "winner" declared.

I've entered my first one just now, the Evans Ride-it at Langholm in May. It's only about 25 miles from me, so it would be rude not to do it :)

this is going to be my first :)

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Re: Sportive

Postby RobertSims » Tue Jan 08, 2013 15:06 pm

Just signed up (this morning) to the Action 100 Bristol to London in August. 117 miles and I've never done more than 20...it'll be fine!!!!!!
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Re: Sportive

Postby kingrollo » Tue Jan 08, 2013 18:36 pm

A charity ride at 3x the price

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Re: Sportive

Postby TheFog » Tue Jan 08, 2013 19:14 pm

Mikey41 wrote:Evans Ride-it at Leeds: here in February. :)

They are supposed to be really good, and are very cheap to enter.


Hadn't realised Evans were doing this one, not far from me either - will sign up for that

They dont seem to be doing the Thirsk one this year though.

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Re: Sportive

Postby boogi11 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 20:18 pm

jmillen wrote:None of the ones you're doing. So far I've signed up to the Dartmoor Classic, Jurassic Classic, Moor2Sea and I'll sign up to the Jubilee 61 when I'm able to.



Moor2sea i have signed up for that, I drove 60 mile of it at the weekend .......see you in hell


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