Festival of Cycling

sponsored by NFU Mutual Market Harborough Branch

Cyclosportive Cyclosportive
Date 24 Mar 2019 08:00
Category Cycling
Length 100k (with option to shorte...
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: https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/branches/marketharborough/

 

Event Overview

The Festival of Cycling is back for a 5th year on 24th March 2019. We've decided to simplify the event and there is now only a 100k option. It is in fact nearer to 105k! If this is too far (or if the weather turns!) then there is the opportunity to shorten the ride and return back. This will reduce the distance to approximately 60k.

There will be one feed station at Lubenham that you will visit twice. Firstly at approximately 55k and then again at 95k. 

Riders can start from 8am onwards.

 

Entry Details

Entry fee is £25. There will be an Early Bird entry of £20 until January 20th 2019.

Your entry fee will include:

A finisher medal

Products from Clif Bar and Nuun Hydration

Delicious hot meal at the end.

Free massage by Training Shed - Market Harborough

Professional Electronic Timing

On-site mechanical support by Brampton Valley Cycle Surgery

Fully signed course with unique feed/water stations

Recovery by van/car if you have a mechanical issue

 

Charity Partner

Learn more about Adamsmile our local charity partner.

We have worked alongside Adamsmile 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 along with other sweet and savoury options. 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.

 

The route

We think that you will love the new route. It takes in some sections from previous years but also throws in a few more hills for you. See the route map here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28623364

A GPX file is available on the Race Harborough website. 

 

Post-race beer

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

Kwaremont is named after the killer climb of the Oude Kwaremont in the Flemish Ardennes. It is a full malt with 6.6% alcohol content to match the steepest of inclines.

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

 

Post-race food

Included in your entry fee is a choice of meal options that you will pre-order when you enter. All meals are supplied by Taste Event and Outdoor Catering. The options are:

Pulled pork burrito

Minced beef chili and rice

Chick pea and lentil dahl

Vegetable soup with cheese or ham roll

 

Enjoy your training and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th.