“Today was fantastic – well organised and just the right tone! Enjoyed the ride, even the hills. Looking forward to next year. Thanks to all at Beeston CC.” Stewart Baker
SPORTIVE 2018 SHORT ROUTE
44.8 miles, 3677 ft climbing
Route info and GPX file from ridewithgps.com:
After tootling along our local lanes and up to Holbrook, the first climb of note is the long gentle climb to Alport Heights followed by a long descent down to the A6 at Whatstandwell.
Okay now gather yourself, well rested after that long descent; you have your own private taste of cruelty before rejoining the other riders at the top. This is Hinderstitch Lane.
Now that's out of the way feel free to collapse at the feedstop. A ride through the top end of Crich delivers you atop the quality descent to Hartshay and the much-debated Bridle Lane, a distinct lack of contiguous tarmac on this very short climb gives you something to talk about.
There is an alternative, but the loose way is the short way :-)
After this the conventional lanes that lead back to HQ in Bramcote will no doubt come as a relief.
Sign-on times and further info is available from the Rider Info page.
Some photos from previous event: