Ordnance Survey
Nut Cracker
Sportive

Saturday 30th January 2016

Newmarket

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We all set New Year’s resolutions – and as a cyclist, one of yours will be to get out and ride more, right? Well, why not make good early practice of your new-found pledge and sign up to our first sportive of the year?

You’d be just as mad to pass this by as you would be to sign up with eagerness, as the biting cold and Christmas hangover will threaten to hold you back. But it’s an early chance to blow away the festive cobwebs nonetheless on a temperate terrain that will keeping you rolling throughout without any testing climbs.

Both Standard and Epic routes are kept relatively brief – to minimise the impact of the possibly inclement weather and lack of fitness all round. Those that have been training fastidiously through winter, though, will be able to enjoy the sprawling seasonal countryside of Suffolk as you pass through one sleepy village after another.

Looping around in an anti-clockwise circle, you’ll dip as far south as the eastern edges of Haverhill. It’s a straightforward first few miles – albeit slightly uphill – until the Epic riders go off onto their own small loop that passes through Brinkley, Balsham and West Wickham, among other villages, before re-joining the main loop.

Continuing to head south alongside the River Stour, the course turns once you hit Kedington and starts to head home. One or two prolonged climbs are exposed on the final straight back home, dipping up and down as you pass through Stradishall and Lidgate among other villages, but these hills aren’t substantial.

Instead, they’re easy to roll up and give you chance to power downhill on their return drop. Soon enough you’ll be back at base – hopefully, still warm. Here’s to many more sportives being ticked off in the year as part of the resolutions list – this being the first!

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

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Certificate

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

Event Details:

Date
Saturday 30th January 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Rowley Mile Racecourse
Newmarket Racecourses
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 0TF
Registration Opens
8:40am
Start Time
9.00am - 9:45am

Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • T-shirt & medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Tea & coffee at feed stops
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 53 Miles, , Rating: 4/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 37 Miles, , Rating: 3/10

Photos

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

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

Certificate

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

Certificate

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

Event Details:

Date
Saturday 30th January 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Rowley Mile Racecourse
Newmarket Racecourses
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 0TF
Registration Opens
8:40am
Start Time
9.00am - 9:45am

Event Includes:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • T-shirt & medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Tea & coffee at feed stops
  • Retail Opportunities
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