Tagged: Sportive

All my posts that mention sportives in some way.

Velo Birmingham 2019 Logo

Velo Birmingham and Midlands 2019 Sportive Review

After the fun of the 2017 edition of the Velo Birmingham, the event made its belated return in 2019. A completely different route saw the riders head east into North Warwickshire instead of west into Worcestershire. This made a difference to the parcours with a flatter profile and smaller rolling hills. It also meant paying a visit to lovely Coventry city centre. Thankfully after attempts...

Gent Wevelgem Sportive Review 2019

Gent Wevelgem is becoming a bit of a favourite sportive of mine having done it before in 2017 and 2018. 2017 I ended up doing two sportives in two days, so only did the 90km route as I didn’t want to be too tired for the longer E3 Harelbeke sportive I was doing the next day. In 2018 I rode the 140km route with Hannah,...

Paris Roubaix Sportive 2018 Didi the Devil

Paris Roubaix 2018 Sportive Review

I rode Paris Roubaix once before in 2013, it was…interesting. I ended up riding a route of my own after puncturing and needing to chop off a corner to catch up. A group of friends suggested riding it again this year and wanting to banish the demons of 5 years ago, I said yes straight away but inside I was hesitant. We all headed down...

Tour of Flanders 2018 Podium

Tour of Flanders Sportive 2018 Review

During the week we’d had two days of full-on rain. Not good when cobbles are involved. We also went out for a ride with the intention of my doing some Paris Roubaix recon, only for me to fall off, get some scrapes, bruise a rib and worst of all, smash a pedal to bits. I’d also had to be rescued the day before whilst around...

Looking to the summit of the Kemmelberg from the Ossuary

Gent Wevelgem Sportive 2018 Review

Hannah and I decided to head to Belgium this Spring to catch as many of the pro races that we could. It also gave us the chance to ride some of the same roads the pros do. We were signed up to do both the Gent Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders sportives. I’d done the short version of Gent Wevelgem in 2017 but we were...

Wiggle Forest Ranger Sportive Review 2017

This was to be my last sportive of the season and my second foray into the Wiggle Super Series after Mat and I tackled the Yorkshire Tour earlier this year. I’d signed up for the epic 83-mile route, but had plans to divert onto the 64-mile route given that storm Brian hadn’t quite passed over. The route started in Uttoxeter and took in parts of...