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Championship Sportive

Entries are now open for two Sportives from ITP Events ahead of two of the biggest one-day cycle races in the UK, the the National Road Race Championship the International CiCLE Classic.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTIVE Saturday 27th June 2015 ... p-sportive

Join over 2500 riders on Saturday 27th June 2015 at the Championship Sportive which runs the day before the National Road Race Championship . Recent winners of the Championship include Mark Cavendish and Team Sky’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Peter Kennaugh. Last year saw 1600 riders tackle the Lincolnshire Wolds and surrounding area, with many staying to watch the professional riders race the cobbled climb of Michaelgate, the scene of the finish of the sportive. Take a look at the video of the 2013 edition of the sportive and road race.

Choose from four routes that start and finish in Lincoln – 97, 76, 58, or 30 miles - through quiet picturesque lanes in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The route options mean there is something for everyone, with the 97 mile route providing the toughest challenge, with 4,240 feet (1305 m) of ascent.

All routes finish with the 12% cobbled climb of Michaelgate in the heart of historic Lincoln, giving you the chance to experience the sort of challenge faced by Elite riders the following day. The 58 mile route takes in less of the Wolds and is ideally suited to those setting out in cycling and the world of cyclo-sportives. The 30 mile route is almost completely flat and perfectly suited to new riders, although it still includes the Michaelgate climb. All routes except the shortest have feed stations.

The icing on the cake for your day out is the Michaelgate climb. The Championship Sportive (Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive) is one of the few sportives in the UK that attracts a crowd to cheer you on the climb of Michaelgate to the finish at the bottom of historic Lincoln Cathedral. The cathedral is visible from several points on the route as far as 30 miles away and there will be signs to help you spot this landmark.

When you enter online there is an option to say a few words about yourself, which will be read out by the commentator on your arrival at the finish.

The Championship Sportive is an experience not just for the riders but their family and friends too. We have a text message service integrated into the chip timing system, so anyone supporting you on the day can be notified of your approximate arrival time on the finishing climb.

To enter online visit Championship Sportive to secure your place on one of the UK’s fastest growing sportives.
New for 2015 is the Lincoln Grand Prix Hill climb. More information to be released in the New Year.


Join over 1000 riders on Saturday 25th April 2015 at the Dare 2b Rutland CiCLE Tour. Choose from four routes on Rutland’s original, biggest and best sportive, all starting at Giant Store Rutland on the picturesque south shore of Rutland Water.
There is something for riders of all levels of fitness and experience. The 57 mile route is ideal for those new to cycling and cyclo-sportives, but still hard enough to provide a personal challenge. For completely new riders there is now a 21 mile option which is less hilly than the other routes. The toughest challenges come from 104 mile the 78 mile and options, which features the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland but neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the long route has almost 5000 feet of climbing and includes views of Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle, Eyebrook Reservoir and the impressive Harringworth Viaduct.

All routes except the shortest have feedstations. The event is affiliated to Hope Against Cancer. Contact them to raise money for cancer research and join their ever growing group of fundraising riders.

The next day sees the International CiCLE Classic take to the roads. Watch some of the top professional riders tackle some of the toughest roads in the area. Entrants will be able to take advantage of several offers from our sponsors and supporters, Dare 2b and Giant Store Rutland.

Giant Store Rutland will be running special offer and led rides leading up to the event. Visit ITP Events to enter now. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to be kept informed of all of our rider offers.

Other sportives from ITP Events in 2015

Louth Meridian Sportive Sunday 10th May 2015 ... n-sportive
Thoresby CiCLE Tour 2015 Sunday 17th May 2015
Crossrider Cyclo-cross sportive Sunday 30th August
Le Petit Grand Prix Sunday 06th September 2015

Ian Penrose
ITP Events
[email protected]
07429 250 947
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