Saw an article in this month’s Cycling Plus and thought it may be a good idea for a club ride/outing. It’s a permanent sportive starting from the Rutland Cycles Giant Store in Normanton. There are two routes, a 62 mile and a 96 mile route taking in the Vale of Belvoir and Melton Mowbray. It’s sign posted and works on a swipe card system with check points at Wymondham Windmill Cafe and Uppingham where you can swipe in and out. Deposit of £25 for the card from the shop of which you recieve £20 back when you hand the card in. Proceeds go towards local cycling clubs.
Details and review on this site – http://road.cc/content/news/54679-giant-365-sportive-new-permanent-timed-challenge-around-rutland
I spread the good word of the club on Sunday at the Tour of the Peak when someone from Ilkeston saw me in a club jersey and asked about the club, so hopefully a new member there.