Sunday 10th June 2018 – registration opening soon
We have 3 varied routes to choose from: 24, 50 and 70 miles!
Belles 24 (approx. 1160ft/ 350m of climbing)
Perhaps this is your first sportive/organised ride and you are looking for something to aim for? Our Belles of Belvoir 24 mile route could be the perfect fun challenge to set yourself in 2018. Alternatively you might be an experienced rider and fancy coming along for a social ride with friends. On this circular route on quiet country lanes, you will pass through pretty villages in the Vale, catching glimpses of Belvoir Castle at various points along the way.
With a ‘Piece of Cake’ station en-route, you can enjoy a cup of tea and some homemade refreshments and make the most of your Sunday morning. Convince a friend to sign up with you or come along and meet new friends.
Belles – 50 miles (approx. 2300ft/ 700m of climbing)
If you want more of a challenge, this ride is the one for you. A fantastic loop around the Vale of Belvoir, with at least a couple of trips up and down the central ridge, this will suit the more seasoned sportive rider, or those of you who want more of a challenge. Our 50 mile route takes in approx. 700m of climbing which includes Terrace Hill, the one local ascent mentioned fondly by Simon Warren in his book, ‘100 Greatest Cycling Climbs‘. The climb is short and sweet, but it will certainly get your heart pumping and legs spinning. You will pass two ‘Piece of Cake’ feed stations on this route.
Belles EXTRA – 70 miles – (approx. 3300ft/1005m of climbing)
This proved popular again this year, so back by popular demand, is our 70 mile ride. The route takes in a gorgeous and challenging circuit of the Vale of Belvoir, and beyond. You will enjoy stunning scenery and the best of the climbs that the area has to offer. We’ll keep you refreshed at our two feed stations, evenly spaced. This is no walk in the park, but we think you’ll love it!
* Well researched and sign-posted routes.
* Our well-stocked ‘Piece of Cake’ stations offering scrummy homemade cakes, other savoury refreshments and drinks.
* A lovely Belles of Belvoir goody bag
* Mechanical support and medical back up.
* Light lunch and lots of good cheer.
* An optional post-ride session with a trained sports massage therapist.
* Lots of friendly encouragement!
The event venue is Hose Village Hall, which nestles at the bottom of the ridge in the Vale of Belvoir between Nottingham, Grantham and Melton Mowbray.
The venue is on the edge of a small village which is served by quiet country lanes. There is plenty of space for parking and toilet and changing facilities will be available. Toilets will be available at both ‘Piece of Cake’ feed stations along the routes.
Start time: All times are provisional and will be confirmed closer to the event by email and on our Facebook page.
Registration opens at 8 a.m.
70 milers start around 8:30 a.m.
50 milers start around 9 a.m.
24 milers start around 9:30 a.m.
Last riders to head out at 10 a.m.