Thursday, 6 May 2010

Reading Sportive

Hi everyone.

Sorry for the inactivity recently but we've been a bit busy behind the scenes!

The Sportive course is now up and what a great day for cycling it was today. No rain, no sun and no wind in an area full of yellow rapeseed fields and bluebell covered woods, perfect. Exept for one or two small things. We've changed the route around since the last time we were here and the culprit is the long route. The reason for this is to get the iconic Streetley Hill in the route somewhere. The route returns to the event centre where the riders on the Medium ride finish, leaving the Long riders to go out for their final loop. After a long descent into Streetley you cross over the Thames and straight up the hill the other side, then 20 odd miles on great country roads before the final sting in the tail, the final climb from Pangbourne up to the event centre.

Adding these two climbs in pushes the climb rating to nearer 3 than the advertised 2, but we don't have a 2.75 symbol :-)