Richardson's Rumble sportive: a 'fast and flat' start to 2016

Cambridgeshire sportive on Sunday, April 10, offers the opportunity for a fast-paced ride along his relatively hill-free course

If you're looking for a break from the 'challenge' of hilly sportives then the Richardson's Rumble in Cambridgeshire offers a different sort of test of your cycling ability on Sunday, April 10.

All of the route options – including 100 miles or 100  kilometres versions - are run on flat terrain and quiet roads, providing the opportunity to put in a fast early-season ride.

For those not wishing to take on either 100 miles or 100km, there's a shorter 34 mile (55km) route.

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The organiser is providing the option of joining a 'road captain' for the 55km and 100km distances: these are experienced riders who will lead groups of participants, to assist them with group riding and show them the way.

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More information on the routes and online entry can be found at the Richardson's Rumble website. Entry prices range from £17 to £27, with on-the-line entries accepted with a £5 surcharge.

The event headquarters at the St Ivo Centre, St Ives, include showers, lots of car parking and changing facilities. Feed stops and mechanical back-up are provided on route, with a snack and drink provided at the finish.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.