By Nigel Wynn
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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