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Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive

Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive

March 01 2020
Cambridgeshire, East Of England, UK
The Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive is a gentle early season ride to get your year’s training underway, with routes suitable for all levels whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned cyclist.

Heading out of Peterborough Showground you'll warm up on the first mini climb of the day as you pass Elton Golf club. A gradual descent welcomes you as you touch the edge of the village of Elton. An opportunity to open the legs up on a long undulating stretch towards Wansford and over the river Nene as you get rolling on this exhilarating ride. All routes on the Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive have a series of short climbs and descents, broken up by opportunities to spin of those legs back into shape on the flatter sections.

Enjoy the views as you traverse rural Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Standard and Epic riders may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the tigers prowling their cages as they pass through Hamerton, making this a truly unique ride experience.

The Challenges
Woodnewton - take a deep breath as you head towards this climb, around 5% average for half a mile instantly followed by a fast quarter mile descent.

Bedford Purlieus Nature Reserve - make yourself comfortable as you take on the 1% climb. Sounds easy, but after 4 miles, you’ll start to notice it.

Kimbolton - 100ft in under a mile. The first quarter of this climb is by far the toughest. A little downhill to catch your breath then it gets a lot easier for the remainder.

Catworth - take the opportunity to get a good run up on this one, average 3% with a naughty bit of 6% right in the middle. It’s just over half a mile but dead straight. Team GB youngster Danni Khan set a QOM for this climb in Sept 2018.

Polebrook - your final big climb of the day. It’s just a mile but at a 2% average and after 60 miles, you’ll really feel this one! Get to the top and it's all downhill from here with a fast descent back toward the Oundle road, then its a short spin back to the finish line!
Cambridgeshire Classic
Routes: 34, 52, 70 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Epic & Standard Routes: £40
Short Routes: £35

What's Included?

Facilities and parking, Mechanical support, Medical support, Full route marking, 3rd Party Rider public liability insurance, Feed Stops, Energy food and drink, Electronic chip timing, Online results, Online certificates, Bespoke Finisher medal, On site catering, Pick-up wagons, Photos by SportivePhoto, Six Physio Massage@Events

Recovery zone, Event village, Food and Drink, Live music, Kids activities

Prize / Race Categories

Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they’ve done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: East Of England Showground Oundle Road Alwalton Peterborough PE2 6XE
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Mar 01 2020 - EVENT: Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive