Archive for October, 2014

Starting in the quaint town of Hexham, this ride is challenging from the off! The natural landscape of the county will dictate the pace of this ride, with a real mix of short sharp and agonisingly long ascents. The challenges of this ride are however rewarded with stunning vistas and amazingly peaceful roads. The additional difficulty of doing this ride in November makes this in all an incredibly tough challenge that will leave you with a real sense of pride and relief! upon finishing. As with all RideIt! events, there will be varying distances to choose from and friendly staff and fellow riders throughout.


Start Venue:
Queen Elizabeth High School,
Whetstone Bridge Rd,
NE46 3JB     Rates & Prices
Fun route 12 miles
Short route 31 miles
Medium route 54 miles
Long Route 70 miles
Child entry
£2.50 surcharge for on
the day entries

Start times:
Registration opens:
Fun, short, medium:
Long route:
Start times 5 min intervals
Event centre closes:
08:00 – 10:15am
08:30 – 10:30am*
08:30 – 09:45am**

Note: These are approximate distances and may vary slightly depending on the road conditions and weather on the day. If you wish to change the route distance, please tell a member of the RIDE IT team on the day.

† 16 and under when accompanied by a full paying adult

*Course clearing begins at 10:45am, however, we will not overtake the last rider.
**A cut-off time will be imposed for the long loop to ensure we are able to clear all of the signage. The cut-off time will be advised at registration and during your rider briefing.

via RideIt! | Northumberland Sportive Ride 2014 | Evans Cycles

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The Blue Giraffe Bicycles Falling Leaves Sportive features a new route for 2014. There are two options on the day, a 35 mile flat route and a 55 mile challenge route with 856 metres of climbing. Both rides utilise the same route initially, splitting after the first feed station. The challenge route heads to the climb to the village of Osmotherley and then on over the moors via a series of climbs to Hawnby and arrives at the top of Newgate bank. The route then heads down Bilsdale to climb Clay Bank and return to the start. Both routes will be fully signed with our ‘bgb’ arrows.

The start area has toilet and changing facilities. Our mechanic will also be on hand to help with any last minute problems. A selection of tyres and inner tubes along with other products will also be available to purchase. After signing on you will be given a number to be displayed on the front of your bike and a complementary gel. Both the routes have feed stations where you will be able to top up water bottles and grab some food to keep you going. We also will provide on route mechanic support and a broom waggon. We pride ourselves on the friendly atmosphere so after signing in at the end of your ride please stay a while and enjoy refreshments and a chat.

There is parking for 100 cars at the start area. Toilet and changing facilities are available in the sports club. Further parking is available a short distance away in Stewarts Park. There will be technical support available from our qualified mechanic at the start and support on route. The routes will be fully signed and have a feed stations at around half distance. Food and drink available before and after the event.

You can enter on-line at BRITISH CYCLING EVENTS £21 for the 55 mile route,  £18 for the shorter route or download the British Cycling Form and post to BLUE GIRAFFE BICYCLES Unit 4 Cairn Court, Forest Grove Business Park, Whorlton Road, Riverside Park, Middlesbrough. TS2 1QA. Cheques should be made payable to BLUE GIRAFFE BICYCLES Ltd. Entries will be accepted on the day £25 long route, £20 short route.

via Falling Leaves Sportive 12.10.14.

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