Date(s) - 05/04/2020
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Brentwood Centre
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Booking is now open for our Essex Roads Spring Lambs Sportive
And, for our 2020 event we have all new routes including a third shorter distance for those new to cycling. With over 19 years’ experience of sportive management we have the expertise to bring you one of the highest quality sportives around with all the trimmings you’d expect from the Essex Roads Cycling Club. This is truly an event built by cyclists for cyclists.
The routes offered cover 48, 67, and 98 miles – for the novice, experienced and advanced rider.
All routes start and finish at the Brentwood Centre in Essex which is located on country roads and is easy to reach via the M25, and A12. This is a major sporting venue in the Southeast with all the facilities you’ll need including changing rooms, showers and extended free car parking on-site. As a result, we can cater for up to 1000 cyclists on this ride.
As per last year we will be using our fast track booking system which means you’ve just one stop to make when you arrive at the venue, leaving you lots of time to make final mechanical adjustments, take a last minute pit stop and get organised before your sportive ride. Yellow Jersey Cycles will also be there for simple running repairs at the start and all feed stops.
If you’ve ridden this event before you will know about our unique and famous post-ride feast. This is now even better with multiple choices of hot pasta meals, lasagna and salad all home prepared on site. We serve vegan alternatives too. We also have wonderful cake tables with lashings of tea and coffee on tap. We expect that you might be a bit tired on your return so we’ve also got free masseurs from McKagans on hand to bring your body back to life after your mammoth effort. There’s lots to do at the Brentwood Centre too – why not meet your family at the finish afterwards where they can wave you in on your return?
All three rides cover the Essex countryside on roads that as a cycling club we know well. Marshals are placed at strategic points along the way and we opt for the safer, quieter lanes wherever possible. The topography is gently undulating with some large hills on some courses.
Navigation is everything on events of this size and we’ve got this covered with turn-by-turn instructions, GPX and TCX file downloads for your Sat Nav unit and signage at every major turn. We will also have a rider-finder service too, just in case you can’t figure where you are. Due to the nature of this event we do not provide a rider pickup or rescue services.
All our timing is provided by ResultsBase a prestigious events timing company within the UK. All individual and team results will be available post after your ride and individual times will be provided at the event.
Being a non-commercial organisation this sportive is low on price but very high on support. Sorry, but we don’t allow children to ride, as you’ll find on other events. This is an original sportive built by serious riders for serious riders.
During long rides we can understand that you might want to stop off at a nearby toilet. We’ve got this covered too, with toilets at each feed stop. No more needing to use the hedges!
All riders are provided with bike numbers and Sportivephoto will be present on the day taking photographs that can be purchased for those who wish to remember their endeavour. All rider and team results will be available at the finish and afterwards via our sportive website www.essexsportive.com
The start time of the event is 08:00 a.m. onwards for 98-mile course riders, 08:30 a.m. onwards for the 67-mile riders, and 09:00 a.m. onwards for the 48-mile riders. Please arrive early and from 07:00 to book on. All entries are via SiEntries. Please note that due to the increasing popularity of this sportive: THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FACILITY TO PAY OR ENTER THIS EVENT AT THE VENUE ON THE DAY – YOU MUST PRE-BOOK TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.
The maximum number of entrants to the sportive is as stated 1000, so please book in advance to save any disappointment on the day.
Warning – due to some riders taking advantage and cycling this event without payment at previous events, additional safeguards have been put in to place to check the validity of participants. Please do not take advantage of our hospitality and disadvantage others on the day.
Course information is as follows:
Event Start Time for the 98-mile riders: 08:00 Hrs
Event Start Time for the 67-mile riders: 08:30 Hrs
Event Start Time for 48-mile riders: 09:00 Hrs
HQ and Event Close-down time (when timing ceases): 17:00 Hrs
Distances: 98, 67, and 48 miles
Maximum rider number: 1000
All enquiries regarding entries to Entries Secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org