THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN SATURDAYS EVENT. A COUPLE OF MENTIONS FIRSTLY TO GEOFF PELL ONE OF OUR REGULARS WHO LOST HIS KEYS ON THE WAY ROUND REALISED THAT IT MUST HAVE BEEN ON THE DESCENT FROM HOLME MOSS. GEOFF HAD TO TURN ROUND AND GO AND LOOK FOR THEM LOSING A HUGE AMOUNT OF TIME. LUCKLIY SOME ONE HAD FOUND THEM AND HANDED THEM INTO THE LOCAL PUB
SECONDLY TO BOLTON TRI WHO NOT ONLY COMPLETED THE 85 MILE ROUTE IF THAT WASN`T ENOUGH THEN WENT FOR A RUN.
OUR NEXT EVENT IS ON THE 27TH JULY JODRELL BANK SUMMER SPORTIVE
TIMES ARE NOW AVAILABLE CLICK ON THE LINK ON THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN.
SOME PICTURES FROM SATURDAYS EVENT. YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL ON CHRIS MEADS WEBSITE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
Its looking like it will be a hot sunny day tomorrow dont forget the sun cream, and keep hydrated. Start off with full water bottles and make sure you refill them through out the day. We will have High 5 Sports Drink and fresh water at the feeding stations
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED
YOU CAN STILL ENTER ON THE DAY
You would need to down load an entry form and route map and get there early to help us get you through registration
Free entries for U16 they must be accompanied by a fee paying adult
CUT OFF POINT
THERE WILL BE A CUT OFF POINT JUST AFTER NEW MILLS WHERE THE ROUTE JOINS THE A6. RIDERS REACHING THIS POINT AFTER 3.00PM WILL BE DIRECTED RIGHT DOWN TO HAZEL GROVE WHERE YOU TURN LEFT BACK TO POYNTON.
THE SECOND FEEDING STATION WILL BE CLOSE AT 2.30PM
Hilly 85 mile and 45 Mile Sportive taking in the epic climb of Holme Moss which will feature in the 2014 Tour de France
Starting at the Poynton Leisure Centre the riders will set off on a 85 mile route through the Peak District taking in the climbs of Chunal, Holmes Moss, Gamesly before heading back towards Poynton through Whalley Bridge then over the Brick Works back to finish. We have also got a shorter but still challenging 45 mile route. Both rides have been designed by experienced local club cyclists.
It will be a great day out in the saddle with some stunning scenery, challenging climbs, fast descents and picturesque villages.
You do not need to be in a cycling club to enter the event. You just need to be fit enough to get round. We have two routes to suit all abilities. Have road worthy bicycle (road, hybrid or mountain bike) and a helmet.
The event is insured by Cyclosure one of the countries leading cycle event insurers. We have support vehicles around the course with friendly event crew who are there to help.
Riders are set off in small groups, your number is scanned at the start and at the finish, times are published on the website on the Monday following the event.
Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane
* Electronic Timing
* Feeding Station
* Well Signed Routes
* GPS Downloads
* Downloadable Route Maps
* Support Vehicles
* Changing Rooms
* Ample Free Parking (tarmac, no muddy fields)
* Free Hot Drinks at the Start
* Free Hot Drinks Finish
* Free Hot Food at th Finish
* 2 Challenging Routes
* Gold, Silver and Bronze Standards
* Professional Photographer
* Web Results Service
* Friendly Event Crew
* Riders Public Liability Insurance
* Event Commentator
Holme Moss Sportive is part of Bike Week
GOLD SILVER AND BRONZE STANDARDS
Bronze - time over
Silver - time under
Gold - time under
Bronze - time over
Silver - time under
Gold - time under
45 Miles 25.00
85 Miles 25.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult
We are one of the few sportive events that do allow entries on the day if we have places
Entry on the day
45 Miles 30.00
85 Miles 30.00
Under 16'a free when accompanied by an adult
Under 16's must fill in an entry form in registration
ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Holme Moss Sportive
Enter Online: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=994
Registration opens at 7.00 am and closes at 7.45 am
Registration is in the Leisure Centre
In registration for riders who have entered online you have already signed on so it's just a matter of picking up your number, there is nothing to sign. We will publish the start sheet a few days before the event. It will speed registration up if you check your number before hand.
Start Time 8.00 am
Start Closes at 8.30 am
There is ample parking at the Leisure Centre, please follow the instructions of the Leisure Centre Staff.
There will be feeding station on route supplying High 5 products , gels, bananas, flapjacks, sports drinks and fresh water.
HOLME MOSS CATAGORY 1 CLIMB GRADIENT
Main climb on the route Holme Moss which will feature in next years Tour de France.
ELECTRONIC TIMING SYSTEM
We use an electronic system for timing our events. There is a bar code which is
printed on your numbers. Please make sure you are scanned at the start and at the finish in order to get a time.
We also put our events on Strava, if you download the app to your computer or phone and use it on the day it will give you a lot more information about the ride including gradients, King of the Mountains, Timed sections, etc.
We have a twitter feed which can be useful to tell you about any last minute details ie. diversions or weather conditions. You can find the feed on the right hand side of the page.
We use a Black Arrow on a Florescent Yellow background to sign the route. We also mark the roads with a YELLOW arrow using temporary spray. The Route signs are put out just before the events and are checked on the morning of the event. We also have a vehicle that proceeds the riders making sure the signs are still in place. Everything to keep on the right track.
Interactive maps on the website, GPS Downloads, Downloadable Route Maps, Strava, Flourescent Signs, Road Makings
GPS files can be downloaded from the Bikely website maps
There's No Excuses for getting lost
Event is organised by the Team Torelli Cycling Club