The Winter Mini-Sportive 2016/17 Series
The summer is coming to an end, which (sadly) means winter is just
around the corner - and we know that as the weather gets worse it gets
harder and harder to get yourself out for those all important winter miles.
So we're pleased to say that the ever popular Performance Cycles Winter
Mini-Sportive series is back for another year. The series of six 'mini-Sportives'
to take us through the winter - with one event a month taking place in
October, November, December, January, February and March.
The format is designed to be simple, and cheap!! There will be no electronic timing or feed stations, and the routes won't be the gut busting ones you'd expect in the height of summer - but other than that, they'll be everything else you expect from a sportive. With a well marked route, mechanical back-up, free energy products for each rider and much more.
And when you get back from each ride, there will be hot drinks and food waiting for you. Each event will be limited to 150 riders, and will cost just £9.50 to enter. And with ride distances being between 45 and 65 miles (two route options on each event) they are the ideal way to make sure you continue to get those big rides in at least once a month.
The Performance Cycles Winter Mini-Sportive Series starts and finishes in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, at the following address:
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits
Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park
Details of how to get there can be found on the Waterland Outdoor website
This great venue means that included in your £9.50 entry fee (as well as the food, route signage etc) is plenty of parking, changing facilities and showers!!
The events will be very relaxed, starting at 9am (with registration from 8.30am) with the aim of getting you all back by just after lunch / early afternoon. The perfect way to clock up those much needed winter miles.
Events will take place on the following days...
Sunday 23rd October 2016
Sunday 20th November 2016
Sunday 18th December 2016
Sunday 15th January 2017
Sunday 12th February 2017
Sunday 12th March 2017
Registration opens at 8.30am on the morning of the event - where you'll be given details for the days ride.
The route will be fully signed with a support vehicle out should you need a hand. As the routes are only 45 and 65 miles there will be no feed stations - but there are plenty of places on the route for you to stop if needed. Please note that we cannot send out .gpx / sat nav files in advance of the event - as we may have to make last minute (major!!) changes to the route due to weather and road conditions.
When you get back from the ride there will be hot food, drinks and cake (!!) waiting for you.
To enter, simply click the links on the right to be taken through to the EntryCentral online entry system. During checkout you will be able to enter more than one event in the series at a time to make it easier for you.