Santa Ride North Sportive


Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this event. More information as to why and what you need to do can be found below.

Santa Ride North Sportive

Sunday 10th December 2017

UPDATE - 8th December 2017: EVENT CANCELLED
Unfortunately due to the changing weather forecasts predicted for Sunday 10th December, and the days immediately prior, we have, for the safety of all involved in the event, taken the decision to cancel this year's Santa Ride - North.

The weather forecast has progressively worsened over the past few days and with temperatures down as low as -2 degrees Celsius predicted on parts of the course, with heavy snow most of the day.

All riders will be offered a free of charge transfer to any 2018 event in the UKCE Calendar (excluding French, New Forest, Demo Days and all Velo Club Events).

If a suitable transfer is not available then a full refund will be offered or alternatively, you can choose to donate your entry fee to Alzheimers Research UK.

Please email with your preference, whether it be a transfer, donation to ARUK or a refund. If transferring, please let us know what event you'd like to transfer to.

Your preference needs to be submitted to us by the end of December 2017.

Thank you for your understanding.

Starting our winter spin from Preston College, we head north out of the city and on to some gently undulating roads first taking an easterly course as far as Longridge before winding our way back west wards, weaving our way passed the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland.

Upon reaching the small village of Inskip, standard riders will head south back towards Preston and the warm. For those willing to brave a longer winter ride we continue west for a ride that will explore more Fylde’s country roads, stopping by the villages of Weeton and Wrea Green before cutting through Kirkham on the way back through to Preston.

At the finish, you will be met by a warm welcome and can rest assured knowing that you have made the most of the Sportive season.

Fee Photo Download from Sportive Photo

Sportive Photo take professional quality photos of our riders at all of our events throughout the year. For the Santa Ride North Sportive they are offering a free photo download to each rider, just because it's Christmas. We will send you an email after the event as soon as the photos are ready.


This Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Info

Route: Epic

Distance: 52 Miles   


Difficulty: 5/10
Route: Standard

Distance: 34 Miles   


Difficulty: 4/10

Key Information


Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Event photography by SportivePhoto

SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions can be read here.

Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.