The Tiffin Wheeler is the south east’s newest sportive. The event heads out into the Surrey hills on Sunday September 15. Starting out from the beautiful grounds of Tiffin Boys School, Kingston, the organisers say it has been created to encourage fun sociable cycling.
There will be three routes to choose from, 25, 60 and 90 miles, designed to challenge all types of rider. The 25 mile route is aimed at families and novice riders, while the 60 and 90 mile routes provide riders with many challenges.
The longer two routes take riders on the winding roads of Ranmore Common, up Copse Hill, Leith Hill and many other roads and climbs made famous by the Olympic road races and Ride London.
There will be feed stations on all routes, changing facilities, and electronic mapping and timing. Entry costs £20 for the short route and £25 for the two longer routes.
Website – www.2boats.org/the-tiffin-sportive
Twitter feed – @2boatschallenge
Hill Billy Sportive
The Hill Billy sportive will roll out from Stoke on Trent on Sunday September 8. Leaving from Sandyford Community Fire Station the 50 mile route will take you out onto the roads and lanes of the Staffordshire Moorlands.
The ride features 5000ft of climbing, which includes the testing climb of Gun Hill that features on the Tour of Britain. Mow Cop and Woodhouse lane also offer a challenge, rewarding participants with views out over the county.
Route cards will be distributed on registration and there will be a feed station at the 25 mile marker. Entry is £10 in advance or £15 on the day.
Website – www.kidsgrove-wheelers.co.uk/hillbilly.html
Ride with Brad
Places are still available on the Ride with Brad this Sunday August 11. Although online entries are now closed riders can sign up on the day at the event village in Victory Park, Lancashire.
Along with Sir Bradley Wiggins there will be other famous Olympians to ride besides including Laura Trott and Dani King.
There will be three routes to choose from, 50, 100, and 160 km, giving riders the opportunity to ride out into the Forest of Bowland, Ribble Valley and on the roads Wiggins trains on.
A Cycle show and Festival of Sport will take place at the event village throughout the day.
Entry costs £40 for the 50 km route and £45 for both the 100 and 160 km routes.
Website – www.ridewithbrad.com