I did this ride last year but managed to forget to actually sign-up for it, as such I didn’t do a write-up for it. I was so convinced that I’d signed up, that I went to the main desk and scanned down the list ofRead more
Like most road cyclists thesedays, I’ve ridden a few sportive events. I have mixed feelings about these but still regularly support my local ones and a number further afield for different reasons such as the Norwich 100. New sportive riders can learn from my experiences and can see if they can beat my times!
Each sportive I’ve ridden since the beginning of 2013 is written about in the posts below.
The Mad March Hare, My first proper sportive of 2017 and it was an awful, flooded, soggy day weather-wise. Once I’d accepted that I was to get wet, dealt with the wind and finally had the sun come out, it turned out to be quiteRead more
I completed the Rapha Festive 500 again between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2016. The challenge is to cycle 500km over 8 days during the darkest, bleakest and most social time of the year. Part of the reward for completing the challenge, other than theRead more
Completing the 2016 Rapha Festive 500 This Christmas, I set myself the challenge to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again. The challenge that Rapha set is to cycle 500 kilometres between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, which given the Winter weather and social restrictionsRead more
The Great Shakespeare Ride was the first sportive I ever did in my fledgling pre-lycra, pre-clippy shoes days. I remember it being very hard work with plenty of stops to recuperate and the last ten miles were a huge struggle. In the end I finishedRead more
So three years ago now (time flies) I did the Paris-Roubaix Challenge which went well (sort of) and frankly it was time for another challenge. 2016 would be Liege – Bastogne – Liege. This time of year is the Spring Classics in Belgium and theRead more
Last weekend I went out braving the cold to do the Mad March Hare sportive from Wythall, Birmingham. It’s one I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years but always sells out rapidly around the start of January as the New Year’s resolutions kickRead more