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RIDE IT Thetford Sportive 2018

Our penultimate event of 2018 sees us returning to Thetford Forest for a mix of both fully on road cycle sportive routes as well as two cyclocross friendly sportive cross routes which take in a mixture of tarmac, bridleways and byways. The terrain isn't too challenging for the winter months so it should be ideal for keeping your fitness ticking over as we head towards the festive period. Information in this post relates to the road sportive, separate rider information is available for those taking part in the Sportive Cross rides. …

RIDE IT Theford CX Sportive Cross 2018

Our penultimate event of 2017 sees us returning to Thetford Forest for a mix of both fully on road cycle sportive routes as well as two cyclocross friendly sportive cross routes which take in a mixture of tarmac, bridleways and byways. The terrain isn't too challenging for the winter months so it should be ideal for keeping your fitness ticking over as we head towards the festive period. Information in this post relates to the CX sportive cross rides, separate rider information is available for those taking part in the road sportive rides.…

RIDE IT Leicester Sportive 2018

For our third visit to the area, we’ve teamed up with Cycling Mallory, an exciting new organisation devoted to all things cycling. Based from the impressive Mallory Park in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, we’re ideally setup for a great day’s riding. Not only is this a fantastic location to start a ride, all participants will get a couple of laps on the motor circuit included in the entry fee! Once you’ve warmed up on the track, it’s straight out into the countryside for an autumn-winter road fest. The routes are fairly flat with undulating sections but a great chance to clock up some end of year miles. Quiet country lanes form the most part and make for a fantastic day in the saddle, whether you’re taking on the 30, 50 or 70 mile option. Once you’ve burnt enough calories to start thinking about the following month’s festivities, head back to the event centre for a finishing warm down lap and hot chocolate.…

A Guide to the King of the Downs Climbs

In 2019 our epic King of the Downs sportive will return for another year to challenge riders with a true test of cycling endurance on a 115 mile route taking you through the Surrey hills, North Downs, Ashdown Forest and Kent ticking off 10 killer climbs along the way.…

RIDE IT Sussex Sportive Cross

A new addition to our series for 2018 the RIDE IT Sussex Sportive Cross see's us partnering with Crawley Wheelers to host alongside the Ardingly round of the Cyclo-cross National Trophy. Join us for a mixed terrain CX sportive in the morning including a chance to test your skills with a starting lap on the National Trophy Cyclo-cross course then watch the elite riders race in the afternoon after your ride. Our sportive cross course includes a mix of lanes, cycle tracks and bridleways so is suitable for MTB, cyclocross, adventure road bikes with tyres that can handle some off road riding.…

RIDE IT Biggin Hill 2018

An established fixture on the RIDE IT calendar, and ever popular with riders, this is a great way to clock up the miles before the winter really sets in. Saturday MTB Ride - Local bridleways take our riders up to the North Downs, where trails lead into climbs up to the Ridge; superb far-reaching views await riders at the top. Wooded trails and potentially tricky tracks await (dependent on the British weather system!), with some exhilirating descents to keep you alert. This is a great Autumn challenge full of ups and downs, and should offer a ride length for all types of off-road cyclist. Sunday Sportive - We start in Biggin Hill and are instantly out into the country touring some of the best country lanes through Kent. The North Downs feature heavily on this ride, alongside some swooping descents and tricky climbs, including Toys Hill and Titsey Hill. This is a tough ride but the climbing is rewarded with quick descents and far-reaching views which will make all the efforts worthwhile. This event has sold out for the previous 4 years, so please be aware that on the day entries are unlikely to be available…

RIDE IT Watlington 2018

Saturday MTB Ride - This route has been carefully planned by local members of staff and is a fantastic off-road experience from start to finish. The natural gradients of the area make for a dramatic ride which features both beautiful tree-lined trails and fast-paced single-track. We’ve made sure to include some flinty descents, tough climbs and fast ridge top trails. Sunday Sportive - Ideally situated in the Oxfordshire countryside, this ride will explore the Chilterns and it'll soon become obvious why it's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route will throw up a great selection of climbs to attack and plenty of fast descents to complement. The natural gradients of this area make for a demanding ride that will challenge riders from start to finish. …

RIDE IT Wiltshire Sportive 2018

A popular autumn event, our RIDE IT Wiltshire Sportive offers some spectacular riding in an area steeped in history. Taking place on Sunday 21st October and starting from Wiltshire College's Lackham House we're well placed to produce a fantastic route that explores the best of the northern part of the county. The ride is predominantly undulating countryside, but will of course throw up a few hills along the way. We'll take in some of the best landmarks in the area, including the famous Wiltshire White Horses and Hackpen Hill. The Vale of Pewsey and the Marlborough Downs will provide an array of classic Southern English scenery, for what is set to be another great day of road cycling.…

RIDE IT Cannock 2018

Now in its seventh year, this ride is a favourite amongst staff and participants Saturday MTB Ride - The route is entirely within the confines of Cannock Chase, giving us incredible scenery and spectacular riding from start to finish. We start on a stretch of fantastic single track before heading off to explore some of the manmade trails on the Chase. A variety of great trail riding, including an abundance of fast paced woodland terrain, make this ride a brilliant day of off-road cycling. As with all RIDE IT events, there will be well stocked High5 feed stations along the route, friendly staff and fellow riders throughout! Sunday Sportive - Leaving Cannock Chase on tree lines roads we soon head out into the countryside, riding over Blithfield Reservoir and on to the steepest climb of the day, Buttermilk Hill (a modest 13%!). We take you through the pretty village of Tixal, full of wonderful architecture to keep your eyes occupied as well as your legs. A generous supply of High5 energy products and cake should keep you going before a final climb into the Chase and back to base.…

RIDE IT North Wales Sportive 2018

This weekend we’re heading just over the border into the North Wales Borderlands for our RIDE IT North Wales sportive. Starting from the town of Mold on Sunday 30th September we’re based close to the Clwydian Range, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the routes offers some stunning scenery on some wonderfully remote roads with a few challenging hills thrown in for good measure. …