There's no better way to start your early season riding than a gentle traverse of the Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire countryside. All routes on the Cambridgeshire Classic Sportive have a series of short climbs and descents, broken up by opportunities to spin the legs on the flatter sections. Depending on your selected distance, here's a few fun sections you might encounter along the way!
Woodnewton - take a deep breath as you head towards this climb, around 5% average for half a mile instantly followed by a fast quarter mile descent.
Bedford Purlieus Nature Reserve - make yourself comfortable as you take on the 1% climb. Sounds easy, but after 4 miles, you’ll start to notice it.
Kimbolton - 100ft in under a mile. The first quarter of this climb is by far the toughest. A little downhill to catch your breath then it gets a lot easier for the remainder.
Catworth - take the opportunity to get a good run up on this one, average 3% with a naughty bit of 6% right in the middle. It’s just over half a mile but dead straight. Team GB youngster Danni Khan set a QOM for this climb in Sept 2018.
Polebrook - your final big climb of the day. It’s just a mile but at a 2% average and after 60 miles, you’ll really feel this one! Get to the top and it's all downhill from here with a fast descent back toward the Oundle road, then its a short spin back to the finish line!