>>>Cycling Weekly's full 2012 cycle sportive calendar
Dubbed the British Summer time closing ceremony the Wiggle Rut Sportive marks the end of British summer on Saturday October 27, with Kilo to go for the third year running working closely with Wiggle. Based in Rutland, which is known for a number of cycling events including the Rutland Classic offering up a number of rolling roads on quiet country lanes. The 2012 event offers two routes of 102 or 72miles to wind down the season costing £29 and £27 each. For more details check www.kilotogo.com
Burgess Hill Rumble
You have until tomorrow [Thursday August 23] to enter the Burgess Hill Rumble sportive taking place in and around Kent country side including Ashdown Forest and the Weald, taking in big climbs like Toy's Hill. The ride offers four different routes all starting and finishing in Burgess town centre this weekend on Sunday August 26. The four rides with will include a 92, 65, 43 and 23mile rides. If you miss the advanced entry date not to worry you can enter on the day at a cost of £30.
Addiscombe 'Lost World' Sportive
Following up from Addiscombes first sportive success last year, we see another that will hopefully follow suit. The ride that is said to include many of the 'secrete' roads undiscovered by most road users, offers a 75mile route taking in three different countries including, Surrey, Kent and Sussex. Kicking off from Coulsdon straight into Surrey lanes with a signposted route, which includes electronic timing. £22.50 is what it will cost and you can get more details and entry here www.addiscombe.org/addiscombe-sportive
Organisers of the Moor2Sea sportive are seeing a huge increase in entries for their event, which takes place on Saturday September 8. The increase has been put down not only to the unique prizes that is said to be given out at the end but to the success of team GB's efforts and the Olympics. Two routes on offer are the 112mile Extreme Route and the 67mile Challenge Route both taking in much of Dartmoor's tough moorland. With 12000ft of climbing this is a tough ride. The rider limit of 500 means that most places are already filled so be fast. For full details and to enter the event, visit www.moor2sea.com
Pedal for Scotland
Split into to different rides, Pedal for Scotland offers up a 47mile route from Glasgow to Edinburgh, which attracted 9000 cyclist last year to be one of Scotland's biggest bike rides. The challenge ride uses a number of closed and quiet lanes, which include a number of cycle paths to push you across from city to city with refreshments every 10miles. Then the Sportive ride offers a real challenge for 'serious' cyclist to tackle the 110 mile route, which heads through the Southern Uplands, Wild Moorland finishing off at the same destination as the Challenge ride. Entry is still being taken check www.pedalforscotland.org for more details.
Following on from the success of the Olympics organisers of the Etape Cmyru, Human Race, expect participants to hit 1500. The fully closed road event has now announced Olympic silver Medallist, Chris Barley will ride the route along side all the budding hill climbers to ride his and Geraint Thomas local sportive, who is the events ambasador. The 92mile event is set to be as big as sister sportive the Dragon Ride and is to host over 3000 meters of climbing, entry costs £55. For more information, please visit: www.etape-cymru.co.uk
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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.
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