Bourne Wheelers Cycle Festival Sportive
Bourne Wheelers are hosting our annual Sportive on Saturday August 31st 2019.
For the first time this year it will be incorporated in to the Bourne CiCLE Festival, a weekend-long event taking place in Bourne with men's and women's road races, a women's team time trial and much more. (Click the button to find out more information on the festival.)
You are invited to come along and ride the picturesque lanes of Lincolnshire, taking in many of the roads on which the elite riders will race later in the weekend. The undoubted highlight though will be when you swing off the public road and on to the private roads of Grimsthorpe Estate, taking in four and half miles of traffic free, historic parkland with spectacular views of the lake and the castle. The ride will culminate in Bourne town centre, passing under the race finish gantry. Why not perfect your sprint finish to the line!
There are 3 distances to choose from; 55 miles, 69 miles and 90 miles (strava routes can be found by clicking the relevant button.) So whether you’re new to the world of sportives or fancy more of a challenge there is something for everyone. PLEASE NOTE- DUE TO CLOSED ROAD THE LONG ROUTE HAS A DIVERSION AND IS 90 MILES.
MAP AND DIVERSION MAP TO LEFT.
All routes are on roads with feed stations and are suitable for a variety of abilities. Race packs with more information will be sent out to all entrants nearer the time.
Entries can be made through British Cycling by clicking the button 'Enter'.
PLEASE NOTE- NO ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN ON THE DAY. UNDER 16'S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND A PARENT CONSENT FORM MUST BE FILLED IN AND PRESENTED ON THE DAY.
DUE TO THE START OF THE LADIES ROAD RACE THE SPORTIVE HAS A CUT OFF TIME OF 2.30 PM FOR USING THE ROAD RACE FINISH GANTRY. AFTER THIS TIME THE SPORTIVE FINISH/TIMING LINE WILL BE MOVED APPROX 300M BACK, AFTER WHICH RIDERS WILL THEN TURN LEFT ONTO EXETER STREET TO RETURN TO THEIR CARS AT BOURNE ACADEMY.