DATE: Saturday 23rd April 2016
VENUE: Giant-Rutland, Rutland Water, South Shore, Normanton, Rutland LE15 8HD
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ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED - We will be taking entries on the day, £35 except the mini route at £20. Full instructions can be found on the Instructions tab above.
There is something for riders of all levels of fitness and experience starting from Giant Store Rutland. The 57 mile route is ideal for those new to cycling and cyclo-sportives, but still hard enough to provide a personal challenge. For completely new riders there is an 21 mile option which is less hilly than the other routes. The toughest challenges come from the 104 and 78 mile options, which features the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland but neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the long route has almost 5000 feet of climbing and includes views of Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle, Eyebrook Reservoir and the impressive Harringworth Viaduct.
Four distances to choose from - see grey buttons on the left hand side of this page for routes and elevations etc.
ALL ROUTES ARE ON ROAD, NO OFF-ROAD SECTIONS. ALL SUITABLE FOR A ROAD BIKE
Feedstations at village halls on route. No pop-up feeds at the roadside.
Post-event food included in the entry fee
Mechanical Support and support vehicles
ALL ROUTES £30 EXCEPT 21 MILE ROUTE AT £20
Anglian Water will charge entrants to this event £4 for parking at Sykes Lane, Empingham LE15 8QL (1.5 miles from HQ) You will need to pay on exit after your ride. There is no parking at Normanton HQ car park this year.
The event is affiliated to Hope Against Cancer. Please consider contacting them to raise money for cancer research and join their ever growing group of fundraising riders.
Leicestershire and Rutland are very active areas for horse riders. Please ready the British Horse Society guidance on how to ride around horses HERE