Cannock Sportive Ride:
Sunday 7th October 2012
Penkridge Bank Road
RideIt! Cannock Chase is a classic cycling area and is one of our favourite locations. The landscape is a mixture of open heathland and woodland. We explore some super cycling terrain that on a crisp October morning really will deliver a memorable ride.
We begin the ride at the heart of the Cannock Chase Forest. After a loop of the tree lined roads surrounding the area we head North out of Rugeley and over the Blithfield reservoir. From here we pass Bagot Forest and on to the Buttermilk Hill followed by the descent of Marchington Cliff. The return route comes back via the scenic back roads to the north of the Forest.
Camping is also available at this venue on Friday and Saturday nights, so you can make a weekend of it. Facilities are limited to portaloos , cold water and a rubbish skip, so it’s basic, but we are only charging £5 per person per night! Please contact Dean on Dean.Stacey@evanscycles.com to book a place and find out when you can access the site.
Route options available at this venue:
Fun - 15 miles
Short - 30 miles
Medium - 60 miles
Long - 90 miles
Note: These are approximate distances and may vary slightly depending on the road conditions and weather on the day. If you wish to change the route distance, please tell a member of the RideIt! team on the day.
Event Entry Fees
Adult - Fun Road Sportive route: £5
Adult - All other routes: £12.50
Child entry (16 and under): Free when accompanied by a full paying adult
On the day entries incur an additional surcharge of £2.50 per person.
Online entries close the Wednesday before the event.
To hire a Garmin at a RideIt! event, click here. We have a limited number of units available so will issue on a first come basis. Please email email@example.com with the following:
1. Which event you would like to hire a unit for
2. Which unit you would like to borrow Garmin Edge 200, 500, 800
3. Your contact details
Unit bookings will close on the Wednesday before an event. Every reasonable effort will be made to contact you prior to the event.
Registration Opens: 08:00 - 10:30am
Start times at 5 min intervals:
Fun/Short/Medium: 08:30 - 10:30am*
Long: 08:30 - 09:45am**
Event Centre Closes: 5.00pm
*Course clearing begins at 10:45am however we will not overtake the last rider
**A cut off time will be imposed for the long loop to ensure we are able to clear all of the signage. The cut off time will be advised at registration and during your rider briefing.
This story was last updated on 24/10/2012