Market Harborough Festival of Cycling

sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 08 Apr 2018 08:00
Category Cycling
Length 50K/100K/100M
HQ Robert Smyth Academy, Burnmill Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7JG map
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Festival of Cycling sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

To get in touch with the NFU team please see:


Sunday 8th April 2018

 What you get!

Market Harborough’s Spring Festival of Cycling is an event all about celebrating the joys of cycling. There are three sportive distances available and the kids coaching sessions. The sportives are generally suitable for riders that are aged 16 and above but please get in touch if there is someone younger that woud like to get involved.



Learn more about our local charity partner

We have supported the charity every year and we are delighted to have them on board again. As is now customary, they will be crewing the feed station at Lubenham and supplying their legendary flapjack. If you wish to support them again, please make a donation when you enter or fundraise and bring the proceeds along on the day. We also make a donation from every entry.


Kids Skills Workshops 

Our local club Welland Valley CC Whizz Kids will be delivering Go-Ride coaching activities which have been designed to introduce young people to a range of cycling disciplines. So if your child is aged between 4yrs and 12yrs book a place now! Bike and helmet required. For more info on what the club offer, please see above. The small charge for this coaching will be donated to the club to help assist other young people develop their cycling skills.


The Routes

Maps and downloadable files of the routes can be found at:

Please note that at this stage, these are the 2017 years routes and there have been a few tweaks that will be updated soon. In summary the changes are:

Cafe Ventoux will be an official part of the route for 2018.

Kelmarsh Hall feed station has been replaced by Naseby Village Hall as the premises is on the process of being sold.



We are delighted to be working together with Duncan Murray Wines to once again bring you a post-ride treat. 

Race 5 IPA is an award winning 7.5% IPA. RRP of £3.29. For more details, click on the link.

Beer to be ordered when you enter. There are discounts for multiple purcahases.


Support Ride

As in previous years, we will be putting on a social ride that will use the 50k route. The date will be put on the Race Harborough Facebook page.