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Sunday 28th July 2024
Charity Cycling Sportive
- Choice of three routes -
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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 8th Cyclo Sportive.

The Longridge Long Ride Rotary Sportive is a fundraising event where the proceeds are used to support local charities through the Rotary Club, all staff are volunteers and cover their own costs. 


This year our route heads east around Longridge Fell and through the pretty village of Waddington and out through Sawley to Holden where the first Feed Station will be on the Copy Nook car park. The short route turns left here and heads towards Slaidburn.  The other two routes head towards Hellifield and into North Yorkshire. After crossing the River Ribble the 100 K route turns right heading towards Barnoldswick where it meets the returning 100 M route, which has turned left over the River Ribble and headed to Airton and onward to the feed station at Bolton Abbey (47 miles ). 

The return route goes South of Skipton and meets the 100 K route above Barnoldswick heading back to the feed Station at Copy Nook ( 76 miles for 100 M and  41 miles for the 100 K ) 

All routes join together back to Longridge through Newton, Dunsop Bridge, Whitewell and Chipping.

Almost all the routes are quiet country lanes with lovely villages and beautiful scenery.

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 Bolton Abbey 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:


Link to the 100 mile route on Strava 

Rotary 100m 2024 | 101.7 mi Cycling Route on Strava

Link to the 100 kilometre route on Strava 

rotary 100k 2024 | 65.9 mi Cycling Route on Strava

Link to the 44 mile route on Strava

rotary short route 2024 | 42.8 mi Cycling Route on Strava

How to Enter

Entering online is simple and available (links not live yet):

SI entries

British Cycling Entries


For more info please contact

Andrew at email address

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