Sportives

Many of Sowerby Sunday Clubs members take part in the growing number of Sportives around the UK.

Sportives are long distance organised events which involve completing a set route. Sportive events typically range from anywhere between 50 and 150 miles and, although at their most popular in summer, there are events run all year round. Sportive routes tend to take in the most challenging roads in their area, with long, steep climbs and descents, testing all round bike riding skills rather than flat out speed.

Some of SSC's favourite sportives in no particular order includes:

Ripon Revolution
http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/cycling-weekly-ripon-revolution-sportive/
Richmond 5 Dales
http://www.richmondcc.co.uk/cyclosportives
Etape Du Dales
http://www.daveraynerfund.co.uk/etapedudales/
The Fred Whitton Challenge
http://www.fredwhittonchallenge.co.uk/
Daffodils Sportive
http://velo29events.com/sportives/daffodils-sportive/