Sunday 22 October 2017
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Sportive

It’s great fun to take on the challenge of a sportive with other club members. Brighton Excelsior riders take part in various events around Sussex and further afield.

Sportives or "cyclosportives" to give them their full title, are long distance organised events, which involve completing a given route within a particular time limit, typically ranging from anywhere between 40 and 150 miles. Sportive routes usually take in the most challenging roads in their area, with long, steep climbs and descents, testing both riding skills and fitness. Famous sportives include the Prudential Ride London 100 and the Dragon Ride.

Sportive rides are generally run for profit by professional event organisers and therefore most rides benefit from a package of rider support that might include transponder timing, generous feed-stations, breakdown recovery, certificates/medals and a fully signed route. Also, many event organisers have developed multiple route options such as ‘Short, Standard and Epic” distances meaning that a wide range of riders is catered for.

Some are quite expensive, so you need to be selective. The ones organised by Wiggle and Evans are free for Under 16s accompanied by a paying adult and they usually charge less for the shorter rides. In contrast others are £25-£30 per rider - So you would expect some pretty decent goodies and organisation for that. Entering well in advance or in groups will often work out cheaper.

Calendar

Sun Oct 22 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue Oct 24 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Cyclocross Training
Wed Oct 25 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Turbo Training
Thu Oct 26 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Thursday Thrash
Sat Oct 28 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat Oct 28 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun Oct 29 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue Oct 31 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Cyclocross Training
Wed Nov 01 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Turbo Training
Thu Nov 02 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Thursday Thrash
Sat Nov 04 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Mountain Biking - Stanmer Park
Sat Nov 04 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun Nov 05 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue Nov 07 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Cyclocross Training
Wed Nov 08 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Turbo Training
Thu Nov 09 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Thursday Thrash
Sat Nov 11 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat Nov 11 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun Nov 12 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue Nov 14 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Cyclocross Training
Wed Nov 15 @19:00 - 09:00PM
Turbo Training
Thu Nov 16 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Thursday Thrash
Sat Nov 18 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat Nov 18 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun Nov 19 @09:00 -
ESCA Reliability Ride
Sun Nov 19 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue Nov 21 @18:30 - 08:00PM
Cyclocross Training