The Cycle the Solway sportive previously organised by Scott Self Storage for 6 years has been taken on by Eden Valley Hospice for 2017 and the event will take place on Sunday 23 July. There are four different routes, one of which includes a family ride. Further details here.
This event has been held locally for the last five years and they regularly get 50 -70 riders turning out on a Wednesday evening. They attract some of the local cycling ‘stars’ right down to kids and their parents wanting to have a go. The event is as tough as you want it to be. This year they have some big name sponsors and the prize list will be approaching £2,000 in value.
Their philosophy is to run low cost events that raise a bit of money for charity and that are accessible to all irrespective of ability age or type of bike. The venues are all cafes or pubs that will be serving food afterwards making for a social occasion as well. Further details can be found on their Facebook page.
The UK Cycling Events Fell Beast Sportive has been tailored to be the most spectacular course ever designed.
With almost 7,000ft of Cumbrian climbing to tackle over the Epic route, the Beast will test you on some tough climbs yet reward you with a series of scintillating descents mixed with gentle drops that allow you to take in some of the most impressive views in the country. Two other shorter route options also exist.
They are offering club members the chance to volunteer by helping out on the morning of the event to earn a free ride, group discounts of 10-20 places attract a 20% discount and more than 20 gains you 25%. There are also casual paid positions available to be worked on the day of the event. If anyone is interested in any of these options please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.