BEESTON CC

SPORTIVE 2014

Rider feedback:

“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.

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:

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives/article/sp20140702--Sportive-Blog--Seven-days-in-the-life-of-sportive-organisers-Beeston-CC-0

Rider timings:
http://chiptiming.co.uk/results/?sport=2&year=2014&event=252&race=156

Professional pictures of the riders:
http://www.sportsunday.co.uk/portfolio354575.html

Base camp time-lapse video recorded on the GoPro:
http://youtu.be/EloEaflF6RA

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.

Final words
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.

Professional photos available now. Click below:

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.