My Cyclosportives 2010

Well here it is, the list of bike events I'll be getting involved with in 2010. I'm sure there may be a couple more to add as the season progresses, where I'll fit them in though I'm not sure.

All of these events are located around the North West, mainly around Cheshire and Manchester with a couple heading into South Yorkshire.

I'll be looking forward to the Macclesfield Bikeathon again, it is always one of my favourites, a really nice atmosphere and lots of levels for everyone, the date still to be confirmed on that one. I enjoyed the first ever Cheshire Plains and Peaks last year and they've promised some improvements so it will be interesting to see the developments. One new sportive this year is the Broken Spoke Sportive which is being put together by Steve Gauller at the Catholic High School, Chester. The Broken Spoke sees riders departing Chester and taking on the terrain of North Wales.

There are two other new additions and although both similar sportives they are run by two different companies. I'll be doing both the Manchester to Chester rides run by Bike Events and MedEquip4Kids.

Luckily the Manchester 100 & Prostate Charity Ride (which backs on to the Tour Of Britain stage) aren't clashing and there were lots of good reports of the Prostate from last year. The Blackpool Sportive returns for a second year without the Rapha Condor sponsorship. I'm also looking forward to the National Cyclo-Sportive which takes over from the Pendal Pedal and accompanies the National Road Championships the following day.

Bike Events 2010

14th March 2010 - Jodrell Bank Cyclosportive
28th March 2010 - Cheshire Cat

04th April 2010 - Ron Sant Reliability Ride

9th May 2010 - Manchester to Chester
16th May 2010 - Macclesfield Bikeathon
23rd May 2010 - Sheffield 100
30th May 2010 - Manchester to Liverpool

6th June 2010 - Spud Riley Memorial Ride
12th June 2010 - Northern Rock Cyclone
13th June 2010 - Rivington 100, Bolton
26th June 2010 - National Cyclo-Sportive, Lancs

4th July 2010 - Manchester to Blackpool
10th July 2010 - Manchester to Chester
10-11th July 2010 - Bike Radar, Brands Hatch
18th July 2010 - Liverpool to Chester to Liverpool
25th July 2010 - Cheshire Plains & Peaks

1st August 2010 - The Broken Spoke Sportive
7th August 2010 - Blackpool Sportive

5th September 2010 - Manchester 100
12th September 2010 - Bruntwood Sportive
26th September 2010 - Prostate Charity Ride (Stoke)

03rd October 2010 - Tour of the Pennines


Lee Band said...

Mate what can i say excellent blog, because of the links on your page i'm going to do five or six of these rides(already done cheshire cat & northern rock cyclone). The 90 mile liverpool chester liverpool looks good but the 3pm tunnel closer does put the pressure on. Cheer's.

Woody said...

Hi Lee,

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated glad you enjoy the read! If you don't feel too hot on the 90 mile my advice would be don't do it, go out, build up the fitness, go 120% on the shorter distance and enjoy the ride rather than struggle!

Make sure you do Macclesfield Bikeathon next year - be right up your street!

Keep in touch and let me know how you get on!


Lee Band said...

Will do Woody, i was looking for some local rides( i live in Ramsbottom)so now i have a good choice. Starting with liverpool chester through the next six. Lets hope the weather stays good.