How many Sportives have you done this year?

ednino Posts: 684
edited July 2013 in Road general
Im on 8 so far


Would probably rate Aberystwyth sportive the best one yet


  • Gizmodo
    Gizmodo Posts: 1,928
    Zero. The only one I plan to ride this year is Ride London-Surry 100 in August. I prefer riding with a club.
  • peat
    peat Posts: 1,242
    Nice trackie bottoms.

    I've done one, ever, that was earlier this year. (Quattro)

    I have one this weekend and RideLondon next, but i don't currently feel inclined to do any others.

    It's alot of bother and the way some people take them so seriously really takes the pleasure out of it for me. (based on one sportive, so could change)
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited July 2013
    Zero. I used to do a few but I've done most of those in my part of the country now and don't see much point repeating them. Ride with the club mostly now.

    Hmmm - 8 so far. How much were the entry fees for that lot? An expensive way to cycle! :lol:
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  • GiantMike
    GiantMike Posts: 3,139
    Gizmodo wrote:
    Zero. The only one I plan to ride this year is Ride London-Surry 100 in August. I prefer riding with a club.

    Same. Same. Same.
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    1 so far for various reasons missed another 2 that I was meant to do. The one I did was last Saturday and it was fab plus the 3rd year I had done it.i have another in the pipeline in September. Next year if possible would like to do etape de pennies or etape de dales etc bigger evens like that.
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  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    3 sportives
    Lots of club runs
    2 reliability rides
    8 time trials
    22 road races

    My next event is Ride London
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Sadly only one plus an audax... Had a few booked but injury means I won't be riding for a while
  • ednino wrote:
    Im on 8 so far


    Would probably rate Aberystwyth sportive the best one yet

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  • Mikey41
    Mikey41 Posts: 690
    I've done 3 Evans ones, then I went on a social ride around Arran with 11 others and enjoyed that much more.

    The Sportives were good, but I don't see myself doing more than 3 - 4 each year now.
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  • Gazspurs
    Gazspurs Posts: 122
    12 but I dont pay for any of them! Just download the route map on my GPS & ride them for free

    *collects fishing rod*
  • Bozman
    Bozman Posts: 2,518
    A big fat zero, I live in Derbyshire with dozens of cracking routes so why should I pay someone to tell me where to go, plus they look far too busy for my liking..... Moaning old to55er!
  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    1 Reliability Trial
    1 Time Trial
    15 Audax rides of 200km and above
    Far, far too many laps of Richmond Park

    I wanted to do a sportive or 2, but haven't managed to find a free weekend this year.

    Been a great year so far. LEL next up.
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    The only good sportive is a closed road sportive so that'll be one so far and one next month.
  • thefd
    thefd Posts: 1,021
    the 9038 & 9039 are they the same sportive or different ones? Looks like the same sportive.
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  • simonhead
    simonhead Posts: 1,399
    2 So far L2B and The Farnham one. Really enjoyed Farnham.
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  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Just the Farnham Charity Bike Ride for me, there's still loads of stuff locally that I've not done so would rather spend the money on bike bits and explore for myself.
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  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Zero sportives. Many TTs and Audaxes. I plan on keeping it that way.
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  • TheSmithers
    TheSmithers Posts: 291
    One so far, the Meon Valley Riser earlier this year. Doing the New Forest Rattler on 18th August. Will be my first and well overdue century ride. That's it!

    I'm more than happy solo riding, with friends or club runs. Going to start TT'ing next year. I think two sportives a year is plenty for me.
  • ednino
    ednino Posts: 684
    TheFD wrote:
    the 9038 & 9039 are they the same sportive or different ones? Looks like the same sportive.

    Same organiser, different event
  • Cleat Eastwood
    Cleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    Ha ha brilliant - I'm on 5 at the mo with 3 more planned up to october :D
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  • Wiggle No Excuses - Huntingdon. Never been to this part of the world before and really enjoyed the route. Also this was my first ever Sportive.

    French Revolution - A great laugh and a chance to ride on the other side of the road ! :D

    New Forest/Isle Of Wight - Amazing scenery and what a fantastic day that was, loved it.


    Evans Ride It - Liphook 90 miler

    Etape Cymru to finish the season nicely !
  • markhewitt1978
    markhewitt1978 Posts: 7,614
    Two so far this year Evans ones in Leeds and Langholm

    Coming up there is:
    Wiggle Northern Angel (Ponteland)
    Great North Bike Ride (Seahouses-Tynemouth)
    Durham Big Ride (25 miles half on gravel)
    Durham Big Ride - The Beast. (50 miles, on road hily route)
  • napoleond
    napoleond Posts: 5,992
    None. Ridden less than 1000 miles this year due to work and illness. That's less than a normal month!!
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  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,517
    3: Devil's Challenge, Wye Valley Warrior, Iron Mountain.
    Aiming for deff 1, maybe 2 more in South Wales this year.
    I enjoy the "event" as a different experience to the weekly club runs I also do.
  • ednino
    ednino Posts: 684

    Etape Cymru to finish the season nicely !

    I like the look of this too!
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    My first ever was in April (still patches of ice in places :shock: ) Seemed to spend the whole day being overtaken, apart from the 8 mile stretch where I'd wandered off the route. A bit different from my usual solo riding, but not sure I enjoyed it enough to justify the entry fee.

    Been persuaded by a colleague to do another on 4th August, but he's 10 years younger than me so I suspect the last time I'll see him will be the start line... It may well be my last one.
  • The_Yeti_
    The_Yeti_ Posts: 22
    I have got my first one tomorrow! Its the Wiggle Mega Meon and I am really looking forward to it! :D

    Any other organised rides that I have done have been charity events

    I wimped out and went for the easy 55 mile option but hopefully I will be ale to tackle some of the longer ones when I get a few more miles on my bike!
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    Only 1 so far - Etape du Dales which was great.

    Used to do at least 10 a year for the 8 years or so but fed up now with the money I spend for entry, B&B's and fuel and then being caught out with the weather. I know I should MTFU and get on with it as I used to do but for me I like taking part in sportives not just for the fun but also to ride in different area's and take in the scenery.

    I have done most of the big sportives in Wales, Mid & North England and Scotland and therefore built up a lot of local road knowledge throughout the land.

    I have only participated in one sportive but have done at least 20 sportives style runs on my own with mileage varying from 100-175 miles. That way I pick the days when the weather is good and enjoy myself more. I often go away from home and stay overnight and ride sportive routes on my own now and enjoy the solitary ride feeling.

    Will be riding a few more sportives this year though but will pick one's I have not done.
    Brian B.
  • Hampshire Hilly Hundred
    Couple of Audaxes (Poor Student and Watership Down)
    Wiggle Long One
    Wiggle Wight Ferry thingy
    + 2 or 3 more but have forgotten which they were!

    Got Etape Cymru next which - as has been pointed out by others - is the best sort as it's closed roads.

    Won't be doing Dragon again, as it was just tooooo busy. Aim is for more audaxes this Audax season coming up...
  • Only done 1 this year; Cheshire Cat. Quite enjoyed it, especially as a dozen of us from my club rode it together. Got a few "its not a race" comments form some guys plodding along at 15mph, but hey, each to his/her own.