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Malvern Mad Hatter – sportive preview

The Malvern Mad Hatter is a glorious tour of middle England with a hint of wild Wales around it. You ride in three glorious English counties, through countryside that inspired…

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Welsh Raider – Sportive Preview

I’m joined by a world champion, although she’s not racing anymore. Katie Colclough is the events manager for SiS, Science in Sport, but until September she is also part of…

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The Smuggler Sportive 2014

Web: thesmugglersportive.co.uk Distance: 25, 50, 80 miles Major climbs: Three Terrain: Up, up and away Participants: 500 Number of finishers: 480 Best: Smuggler Ale Worst: A tyre-wrecking puncture. Thanks to…

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Dartmoor Demon 2014

Web: www.bookmyride.co.uk Distance: 55 or 95 miles Major climbs: Loads. Notably Dartmeet and Widecombe Terrain: Extremely hilly and undulating Participants: 500 Best bit: Well-stocked feed stations and easy course signage…

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Fred Whitton Challenge 2014

Web: www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk Distance: 112miles Major climbs: 10 Terrain:  Vicious Number of finishers: 1,750 Average time: 8hr 45 min Best: The climb of Newlands Pass. Worst: The climb of Hardknott Pass.…

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Etape Caledonia 2014

www.etapecaledonia.co.uk 81 
miles or 72 if you ended up behind the broom wagon before mile 55 5,200 Number of 
participants 4,233 Number of 
finishers One Major climb It’s hard to…