“I just wanted to take the time to thank you and your fellow organisers on behalf of Mercia CC on today's sportive. I may have been the sole representative from my club but I thoroughly enjoyed my day. The route was fantastic and very well marked although I don't want to see another hill for a couple of days!!! Complements to the Chef for the welcome refreshments at the end and I look forward to putting myself through the same pain next year. Many thanks.” Lee Perry
Sally just about to start the long route.
Major improvements for 2018
Beeston Cycling club would like to announce that we are planning to improve our 2018 Sportive to make it even better. More information will follow when our plans get firmed up.
Building on the great success we have achieved over the last 7 years based on the tireless efforts of our members we want to improve the rider experience from the minute they arrive to when they leave, tired but enthused to return the following year.
In order to do this we needed the time this year to plan, hence we are sorry that we are not running a sportive in 2017. As a club that does many activities throughout the year we needed to find some gaps in our busy diaries.
We would like to thank our members for all their hard efforts and especially thank all the riders that came to enjoy our hospitality and especially the delights of The Peak.
We look forward to welcoming you again in 2018 to enjoy our welcome that is unique to a club run sportive.
Beeston Cycling Club
BCC SPORTIVE IN THE PEAK 2016
On behalf the club I would like thank Richard Oakes and the legion of members that made our club run sportive another great event.
Over the weeks and months we are collating feedback and images. We are already looking ahead to next year to plan how we move things forward. More information will follow in late autumn.
Richard has written to everyone thanking all our members that have made this happen. We have also written to all the riders with post-ride updates and links. It was particularly great to see many BCC riders out too.
See our facebook page for lots of sportive posts.
A few weeks after the sportive we are energising ourselves and concentarting on club business and thinking about the next event which is the end of summer BBQ.
The fabulous 3 routes: 47, 75 and 111 miles take you into the glorious Peak District.
Over the years we have gained a reputation for hosting a great club run sportive which has tough middle and long distances, with the short route being very achievable but still taxing to novice riders.
Considering we are on the doorstep of one of England's most famous and striking landmarks, we are proud to share it.
The feedback from participants about the routes and the welcome they receive form all the club members makes organising this sportive worthwhile.
BCC Sportive 2015
Results are now available:
A full write up will be along shortly, (just as soon as we've done the washing up), we hope everyone had a fantastic day out and we hope to see you all again next year!
BCC Sportive 2014
Another great success for our club run sportive.
We are so thrilled that the riders had a great and challenging day in The Peak. This could not have happened without the BCC members who have helped and shown what a club can achieve.
Our latest blog for British Cycling:
Professional pictures of the riders:
Base camp time-lapse video recorded on the GoPro:
Our sportive might only last a few hours for the riders but it has taken months of careful planning and an army of helpers to make sure everything goes to plan on the day.
The words below are a tribute to everyone that helped put on this great event:
“Rode the BCC Sportive today for the first time and despite the numerous hills and wet end, enjoyed it very much. Congratulations on the efficient running of the event, especially the sign-posting - better than some of the bigger events I have done!” Stuart B.
“Just to say thanks for a well organised Sportive today. The long route was epic, almost on par with the Fred Whitton Challenge. Great different selection of food, much appreciated.” Wayne H.
“Thanks Beeston for a great ride today! Very well organised and well stocked feed stations. I'll be back next year for sure!” Joane Mallinson
“I rode the BCC Sportive (medium) today - my first sportive, and a decent challenge as I'm fairly recently back into cycling. I want to say well done and thank you to all the organisers and volunteers for making it such a well-run and enjoyable event. A huge effort must've gone into it, and it is definitely something BCC and those involved should be proud of.” Neil B.
“Thank you so much for a great event. It was my first sportive and apart from getting soaking wet and riding the hilliest of hills I've ever seen in my life, I met a lovely lady who helped me to the end and had such a great day. I feel fantastic! What an achievement.” Deborah T.
“Thanks to Beeston CC for organising one of the most sadistic cycle rides I've ever been on. Gonna sleep well tonight, cracking day.” Matt N.
“Great ride today - shame about the weather at the end. The Belgian waffles were a stroke of genius, they always bring a smile to my face. Thanks all for organising a brilliant day.” Sue J
“It was the best run sportive I have done all year.” Jonathan B.
A bus driver stopped at the Crich feed station and told one of our helpers “What a wonderfully courteous bunch of riders you all were on the sportive today.” Well done everyone.
On behalf of Beeston CC, a massive thank you.
We are always looking to improve year on year but we will enjoy our summer cycling before we start planning next year.
Jim uploading on the day registrations so they can receive instant times on their return.
2016 Registration closed
Professional photos available now. from Aide's Photography
Parwich feed station
Remembering the hills
Sean and teams putting signs up which were much appreciated.
Spuds you like
Marcel after the long route
New: Sports massages!
Stuart AKA: Chris Froome getting some practice for the coming TDF.