Sportives are growing fast … these events vary in distance and difficulty. You can do 15 miles or 150 miles or anything in between.
Sportives are ‘non competitive’ and great fun. They are organized very well, with signposting and feed stations – the time it takes you to complete is up to your ‘goals’ and fitness. Most organizers try to give alternative distances so that every participant can aim at something suitable. The courses are usually on open roads, but are well marshaled and the more established ones are often policed. Scenery and variety are always on offer and that is half the attraction of a sportive … as well as the challenge you set yourself and the fitness you gain.
There are plenty of sportives within reach around the New Forest. Entry fees are always expected, but you can often ‘turn up and pay’ so there’s plenty of flexibility. As you would expect, the tougher sportives are located in the mountains in Wales and the mountainous national park areas in the north (and there are increasingly soem great rides in the footsteps of the professionals available on the continent), but don’t be fooled … there’s some tough courses to challenge you not too far from home as well.
Take a look at the link attached for more information or ask a member of the club for more details.
A report posted on Facebook by member Phillip Harris. A team qualification of NFCC riders and a number of NFCC individual entries completed the event. 2018 Velothon Wales 140K Team Race Championship Male & Mixed. “Delighted to report that the NFCC came an impressive 8th out of 268 teams at Velo Wales. Well done to […]
On Wednesday 28th June Bob Jolliffe rode the Wessex VTTA 15 mile championship in a time of 40:21 for 20th place. Antony Green recorded 31:07 to take 4th place, all the Wessex male vets being bested by Sarah Matthews on plus time. On the 1st July Richard Parker rode the Jubilee 25 and just missed […]