Macmillan Harborough Sportive

Saturday 19th May 2018

 

Over £10,000 raised. Many thanks to riders and helpers.

                                              Hope to see you in 2019!

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Welcome!
About the Sportive

This is the fifth Macmillan Harborough Sportive, organised this year again by Welland Valley Cycling Club with the assistance of many volunteers.

Our aim is twofold: first to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and second, to encourage cycling for all abilities and ages.

All proceeds to Macmillan.  Info on their work here.

Sportives are non-competitive events. Ride at your own pace. Press on or stop and survey the scenery at your will!

How to help?

Most obviously, enter a ride, but there are other important ways to help too. Offer to help on the day, raise sponsorship at work, from friends and neighbours, or at school. Alternatively, you could acquire some Macmillan cycling kit or simply take this opportunity to donate.

Sponsorship/Donation Form 

Macmillan cycling kit

All Rides

All rides are on quiet roads or tracks through pleasant countryside.  They start and finish at Grange Farm, Thorpe Langton, home of Langton Brewery. Refreshments will be available before and after your ride. All routes will be fully signed and a ‘broom wagon’ will be on patrol for breakdowns or transport. Consent forms will be needed for all under 18’s.  Just bring yours, ready and signed, to registration on the day. Parking and toilet facilities are free.

Consent form

100km & 60km Road Rides 
60km & 30km Off-road Rides
10km Family Ride

100km Road Ride

Road Ride (102km/63 miles/1170m climbing)

Start time: from 8am to 10am

Road Ride (102km/63 miles/1170m climbing)

The route is on quiet undulating roads which provide rewarding cycling, with scenic views of Rutland and its villages.  The route heads East, skirting Eyebrook reservoir and then North via the Welland Valley into Rutland and along Rutland Water to the feeding station at Exton (51k), one of many picturesque villages on the route. The second half continues on minor roads North of Oakham, through Whissendine and Burrough to Tugby (88k), passing Café Ventoux, and then to Goadby and Glooston and the finish near Thorpe Langton.

Download route here. (Click ‘Actions’ > ‘Export’)

Under 18’s must bring a signed consent form to registration on the day.

At the end of the ride all entrants will be able to celebrate their achievement at the Brewery.

£25 plus sponsorship/donations welcome  (Print form)

 

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60km Road Ride

Road Ride  (62km/38 miles/800m climbing) 

Start time: from 8am to 10am

The route is on quiet undulating roads which provide rewarding cycling, with scenic views of Rutland and its villages. The route heads East, skirting Eyebrook reservoir to Lyddington, 22k, continuing through Bisbrooke and Preston to the feeding station at Braunstone, 36k. There is a short but very steep hill at Launde, 41k, then on past Café Ventoux to Goadby, Glooston and the finish near Thorpe Langton.

Download here. (Click ‘Actions’ > ‘Export’)

Under 18’s must bring a signed parental consent form to registration on the day.

At the end of the ride all entrants will be able to celebrate their achievement at the brewery.
 
£25 plus sponsorship/donations welcome  (Print form)
 

60km Off-road Ride

Off-road Ride  (59km/38 miles/685m climbing) 
Start time: from 8am to 10am
The event is a mixture of stunning single track bridleways, byways and some quiet country lanes. Starting and finishing in Thorpe Langton, the longest route being 60km will provide an enjoyable challenge as the route takes you along some classic tracks through South East Leicestershire and Rutland.
With a couple of steep sharp ascents and lovely flowing descents, you will enjoy some beautiful views along the way.There will be an opportunity to refuel in Braunston.
 
Download here. (Click ‘Actions’ > ‘Export’)
 
Under 18’s must bring a signed parental consent form to registration on the day.
 
At the end of the ride all entrants will be able to celebrate their achievement at the brewery.
 
£25 plus sponsorship/donations welcome  (Print form)
 

30km Off-road Ride

Off-road Ride  (30km/19 miles) Start time: from 8am to 10am
 
The route takes you along historic bridleways, byways and some quiet country lanes. Starting and finishing in Thorpe Langton, this route is a popular ‘blast’ all year round as it takes in tried and tested tracks. With spectacular views from Nevil Holt you can see the whole 30km route before you.  
 
Download here. (Click ‘Actions’ > ‘Export’)

Under 18’s must bring a signed parental consent form to registration on the day.
 
At the end of the ride all entrants will be able to celebrate their achievement at the brewery.
 
£25 plus sponsorship/donations welcome  (Print form)
 

10km Family Ride

Family Ride  (10km/6 miles)  Start time: from 10am to 11am

Leaving the farm, turn left, then left again at Thorpe Langton to Great Bowden, thence to Welham and home. The route follows country lanes and tracks along the Welland Valley. 

Download route here. (Click ‘Actions’ > ‘Export’)

At the end of the ride all entrants will be able to celebrate their achievement at the Farm.

Under 18’s must bring a signed parental consent form to Registration on the day. Under 16’s must also be accompanied by an adult.

£10 per family group plus target of £50 sponsorship per family
(max 5 in group – at least one adult per group)

Please print sponsorship/donation form and show completed form at registration on the day

Find your route to the start

Use this map to plan your route to the sportive.

To help plan parking, please let us know in your entry whether or not you intend to arrive in your own vehicle.

Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F. Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ