Sportive

Four Shires Sportive - 11 May 2016 - Event

 
 
Cycling in the Chilterns
Thinking of touring around the South East of England? With good train and bus links to either the Bucks, Herts or Wokingham end of the Chilterns, it's worth an explore. Here is a basic guide to some of the listed routes around the Chilterns.

 
 
Two riders on the Witches' Curse route
The Witches’ Curse is definitely one for the climbers and don’t let the distances fool you. The long route may only be 68 miles but it contains over 7,500 feet of climbing. The shorter 45 mile route still has nearly 5,000 feet of climbing which is much more than your average longer distance event.

 
 
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive
Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!

 
 
Riders on the Magnificat sportive negotiate a gravelly, blind bend
As near on 1,000 riders on the Magnificat sportive passed by at the weekend, I witnessed a great demonstration of safety in numbers - on a micro-level. The presence of those cyclists had a profound effect on driver behaviour.

 
 
CTC Challenge Ride 2012 Guildford
Cyclists from all over the globe took the challenge of riding 57 or 94 miles on Sunday 27 May at CTC National Office.

 
 
Sportive nutrition
Energy on the Move - 20 Feb 2012 - Article
To keep riding strongly on a long ride, you must keep your carbohydrate stores topped up. Coach Joe Beer has some suggestions

 
 
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