Sigma Sports Mendips Sportive
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Sigma Sports Mendips Sportive

Saturday 27th July 2019

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Event Venue: Strode College Sport Centre, Church Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0AB

Sportives don't get much more stunning than this ride through the Mendips Hills. Consistently voted as one of the best locations for cycling in the UK, the route dips into Cheddar Gorge which possesses a beauty, and a climb, that will take your breath away.

Starting just outside Glastonbury, the Sigma Sports Mendips Sportive, formerly part of the 'Super Series', takes you through spectacular Somerset, first heading north through a series of sheltered back lanes across the River Axe. The routes start out completely flat and stay that way for much of the ride, but there are a handful of major climbs thrown in for good measure – what else would you expect in a land littered with so many beautiful gorges?

Your first test will come around 15 miles in, and the small village of Easton acts as a passing point to flag the climb’s start. You’ll take in just under 850ft of ascending in a short space of time – there’s no hiding the fact that this is steep. The views are worth it, though, and once you’ve reached the top you can afford to sit back and roll through the next few miles, taking in the incredible natural scenery as you go.

The next test won’t come for a while yet, as the route feeds through a series of secluded Somerset villages. Eventually, you’ll pass through Blagdon, which is the final flat point before the next climb, which will take you higher than the last major one but doesn’t take as much input, as you’ll have started from a hill-top position. Soon enough, it’s time to take in Cheddar Gorge in all its glory – but will mean another major climb! Once you’ve passed this, it’s plain sailing back to ride HQ.

While the Mendips Sportive can be considered tough - the Epic and Standard routes have some great climbs to tackle, including Cheddar Gorge - those with elevation phobia can always opt for our Short route. It might not take you through Cheddar but it is still equally beautiful and rewarding.

Sigma Sports

From local bike shop to online retailer, Sigma Sports continuously focus on innovation, progress and impeccable customer service for cyclists of all levels and abilities. Running community rides, state-of-the-art workshops, bike fitting sessions and mechanics courses, they're keen to remain an established hub for cycling both online and in their flagship store in Hampton Wick. Visit Sigma Sports for more info.

Laka Insurance

Laka is a unique insurance model powered by the community. Cyclists can join Laka to protect their bikes and gear without paying upfront premiums. Instead, Laka settles claims first and shares the cost with the community at the end of the month. No claims mean no pay!

Laka is now offering cyclists a free years’ third-party liability insurance with every entry to this event, but terms apply. Get £2million coverage for one year. Find out about the cover here:  https://www.laka.co.uk/perks/thirdpartyliability

Route Information

Route: Epic GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 100 Miles   

   

Route: Standard GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 65 Miles   

   

Route: Short GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 34 Miles   

   

Key Information

Times and Awards
Times and Awards

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 our results page. 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
Event photography by SportivePhoto

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

Terms and Conditions
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.

What our customers say about us
What our customers say about us

Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.

Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Had one amazing experience. My first 100 miles on the bike in amazing route, friendly staff . Really recommend UK cycling events. Can not wait for the next one

Posted by Elisabete Maria Viegas on Sunday, 21 July 2019

Great day out with great staff well planned

Posted by Daniel Poolman on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills all well...

Posted by Nicky Pochibko on Sunday, 5 March 2017

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on...

Posted by Tracy Tyson on Monday, 27 March 2017
READ MORE REVIEWS
Times and Awards

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 our results page. 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 www.sportivephoto.com 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.

What our customers say about us

Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.

Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Had one amazing experience. My first 100 miles on the bike in amazing route, friendly staff . Really recommend UK cycling events. Can not wait for the next one

Posted by Elisabete Maria Viegas on Sunday, 21 July 2019

Great day out with great staff well planned

Posted by Daniel Poolman on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills all well...

Posted by Nicky Pochibko on Sunday, 5 March 2017

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on...

Posted by Tracy Tyson on Monday, 27 March 2017
READ MORE REVIEWS

Times & Certificates

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

What else is included?

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • 3rd Party Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Online results
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher medal
  • Pick-up wagons

What else is available?