Belles of Belvoir

Sunday 30th June 2024

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5 routes to choose from

20 miles route

30 miles (1 village hall stop);

40 miles – ‘The Lauren Murphy 40th Birthday’ route (2 village hall stops). **NEW**

50 and 75 Miles (2 village hall stops)

  • village hall feed stations with legendary, mouthwatering homemade CAKES and savoury options
  • complimentary delicious light lunch included
  • medal for the first 200 to register 
  • fully signposted routes (20, 30, 40 and 50 miles)
  • medical and mechanical back up

 

5  Routes to Choose From

Belles of Belvoir 20 miles (+640ft climbing)

New in 2022, we  introduced a 20 mile route , which loops back to Hose village hall for cakes and refreshments. The route takes you through the Vale villages of Long Claswon, famous for its cheese and through Hickling , a picturesque village on the Grantham canal. In Kinoulton you’ll see we send all other riders left up a hill , but you’ll stay in the Vale and head through a series of small villages on mostly quiet roads back to Hose.  This shorter route with less than half the climbing of our 30 mile route offers a more accessible introduction to sportives. The route is fully signposted.

Online entry £25 (plus £1 British Cycling fee) – until midnight 26th June 
Enter

 

Please note you will need to quickly register with British Cycling so they can send you a confirmation email. You can opt out of their marketing emails.

£30 after 26th June, on the day registration (if spaces still available).

Girls 8-17 only £10. Please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk to reserve a place.

 

 


Belles of Belvoir 30 miles (+1,300ft climbing)

Starting in the lovely Vale of Belvoir,  join us on our friendly 30 miler, following our signs on quiet country lanes through  pretty villages. The route is undulating and heads out further west than previous years, into the Nottinghamshire Wolds. There’s  a  village hall stop in Wymeswold just over half way, where you can refuel with eye-watering homemade cakes and savoury options.   You will have a couple of leg-twinging pulls at 7 miles and at 25 miles and you will finish on a lovely downhill back to event HQ, where you will be given a well deserved hero’s welcome, a medal, lunch and some goodies.

 

Online entry £35 (plus £1 British Cycling fee) – until midnight 25th JuneEnter

 

Please note you will need to quickly register with British Cycling so they can send you a confirmation email. You can opt out of their marketing emails.

£40 after 26th June,  on the day registration (if spaces still available ).

Girls 8-17 only £10. Please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk to reserve a place.

 


The Lauren Murphy 40th Birthday route (40 miles) (+1,775ft of climbing)

This month marks the 40th Birthday of Lauren Murphy  – an incredible lady that touched and influenced  the lives of so many. Her family including her mum and dad* and friends will be riding this in her name and to raise money for Aukland Hospital, which took such great care of her.  £5 from each registration will be donated to this amazing cause.

Read Lauren’s very moving story here

The ride will take you through pretty villages of the Vale of Belvoir and into Nottinghamshire. At mile 15 you can relax and enjoy plenty of good cheer, homemade sweet treats,  hot and cold drinks and a sit down.  Refuelled, you will pull out (steady uphill) of Wymeswold and continue to follow signs for another 20 miles to your second village hall in Old Dalby.  Our friendly team will greet you with more cakes to  tempt your palate along with savoury options. Only 5 (mostly flat) miles back to Hose for medals and a light lunch.

* This ride will include male riders

Online entry £40 (plus £1 British Cycling fee) – until midnight 26th June.Enter

Please note you will need to quickly register with British Cycling so they can send you a confirmation email. You can opt out of their marketing emails.

£45 after 26th June,  on the day registration (if spaces still available).

Youths 8-17 only £10. Please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk to reserve a place.

 

 

 


Belles of Belvoir 50 miles (2,400ft)

This ride also heads out west from Hose along quiet country lanes. Your first little challenge is the hill in Kinoulton and you will cycle through the ‘W’ villages of Widermerpool, Wysall and Wymeswold, where you can refuel at mile 15 in the village hall.   Over the next 24 miles you’ll dip and climb about 1,000ft, passing through the charming villages of Seagrave, Thrussington and Hoby before a steep descent into your second village hall stop with a different, but equally delicious selection of sweet and savoury foods.  The final leg of the ride is an undulating 15 miles back to lunch and medals.

Online entry £40 (plus £1 British Cycling fee) – until midnight 26th June.Enter

 

Please note you will need to quickly register with British Cycling so they can send you a confirmation email. You can opt out of their marketing emails.

£45 after 26th June,  on the day registration (if spaces still available).

Youths 8-17 only £10. Please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk to reserve a place.

 

 


Route 4: Belles of Belvoir 75miles (3,500ft)

You ladies are in for a real treat – a challenging, but a stunning ride with new climbs, gorgeous villages and refreshments at two village halls to titillate your taste buds.   You will head out earliest and cover about 25 miles and 1,000ft before your first stop in Wymeswold. From there you will head up and out of the village and head further south. Over the next 24 miles you’ll dip and climb about 1,000ft, passing through the charming villages of Seagrave, Thrussington and Hoby before a steep descent into your second village hall stop with a different, but equally delicious selection of sweet and savoury foods. The final leg of your ride is the most challenging, with a further 1,500ft of climbing over 26 miles, finishing with a lovely long descent down Harby hill. 

Note; this ride will not be signposted, but GPX files will be available to download. Please only download ‘Final  Belles of Belvoir 2024’

Online entry £40 (plus £1 British Cycling fee) – until midnight 26th June.Enter

Please note you will need to quickly register with British Cycling so they can send you a confirmation email. You can opt out of their marketing emails.

£45 after 26th June,  on the day registration (if spaces still available- please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk ).

Youths 8-17 only £10. Please email hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk to reserve a place.

 

 


Hose village hall

Hose village hall is our event HQ,  2 Harby Ln, Hose, Melton Mowbray LE14 4JR

There is ample free car parking. Please do follow the signs as we separate cars arriving and departing (past the Hose Tennis and Bowls clubs) from cyclists, who use the main entrance infront of the hall.

Rider Information will be emailed to all riders in the week before and will be available on this website and signposted from Facebook.  

Please see Belles ’23 tabs above, which has the Rider Information Pack, all info. about timings and a very short keeping safe document. Any other questions, please email us on hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk.  

 

Any queries? Contact Britta on hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk