The Winter Mini-Sportive 2013/14 Series
Winter is well and truely upon us - 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've put together a 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 175 riders, and will cost just £7.00 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.
EVENT UPDATE - NEW VENUE FOR ALL REMAINING MINI-SPORTIVE EVENTS
Due to issues with parking in and around the Poutlon area, we've had to take the decision to move the Performance Cycles Winter Mini-Sportive Series to a new venue. All remaining events (starting with the November 2013 event) will now be starting and finishing 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 website [LINK: http://www.ukwatersports.co.uk/map.htm]
The new venue also means improved 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 19th October 2014
Sunday 16th November 2014
Sunday 14th December 2014
Sunday 11th January 2015
Sunday 8th February 2015
Sunday 8th March 2015
Event details are as follows:
HQ: Waterland Outsoor Pursuits, Lake 32 Cotswold Water Park, Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, Cirencester, GL7 6DF. There is plenty of parking at the HQ.
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 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.