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 –

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.

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4 Responses to Giant Rutland 365 Sportive

  1. jcgott says:

    Looks good – suggest a couple of dates Pete.

    Alternative could be to cycle there from Heanor and do the 62mile and back??

  2. PeteC says:

    Sunday 8th July earliest date for me and would be good training pre London to Paris. Failing that Sunday 12th August.

  3. jcgott says:

    Good for me too as training for Vattenfall in August.
    I’ll put together list of Sunday rides soon and include this on that date.

  4. PeteC says:

    Typical. My son’s football team (which I help coach) has arranged to play in a tournament on the 8th July. Anyone fancy making it the Saturday? May be easier for getting the timing cards from the Giant store?