Sunday 23rd July 2023
Charity Cycling Sportive
- Choice of three routes -
Whether you're used to long distance rides or you fancy training for a challenge this sportive is for you. Come on your own, with friends, or with your club.... Everyone is welcome.
Bookings now open (see below)! - £20 entrance fee
Welcome to the Longridge and North Preston Rotary Club's 7th Cyclo Sportive.
Once again the long route traverses 3 counties, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. There are 3 routes 100 mile, 100 k and 40 mile starting from the Civic Hall in Longridge, PR3 3HJ, and heading out through the Ribble Valley over into North Yorkshire. From Settle the route takes you up to the Ribble Head Viaduct and onward to the half way point in Dent, returning via Kirby Lonsdale and the Stocks Reservoir and back home via Waddington.
All 3 routes follow the same roads with the longer routes being extensions of the shorter. There are 2 feed stations, all 3 routes hit the first at 18 miles, the 100 k hits it again at 42 miles whilst the 100 mile has a feed station in Dent and hits the first one again at 82 miles.
As with everything we do as a Rotary Club, all staffing is with volunteers so all our income from events goes to charities and local good causes. Last year we raised £2,300 for Charity.
If you're keen to avoid common sportive mistakes click here for some great advice.
The route, Start time and Location
Start time 8:00-8:30am, Longridge Civic Hall, PR3 3HJ (Toilets available).
Feed/Drink stations available on all routes:
44 mile route (1 Station - approx 18 miles)
100k route (2 stations - approx 18 miles and 42 miles)
100 mile route (3 stations - approx 18 miles, 50 miles, 80 miles)
Link to the 100 mile route on Strava
Link to the 100 kilometre route on Strava
Link to the 44 mile route on Strava
How to Enter
Entering online is simple and available:
British Cycling Entries
For more info please contact