Ware’s Cambridge is an exciting new Sportive set to take place on Sunday the 16th of March 2014.
Ware - Situated in the gloriously cycle friendly county of Hertfordshire, littered with challenging and enjoyable ascents, rolling hills and beautiful countryside.
Cambridgeshire - Famous among cyclists for it’s long straights and gentle changes in elevation, locals even refer to the county as “The Flat Lands!”
Kickstart Your Season!
The Ware’s Cambridge? ride is a great way to get your season kickstarted. The challenge of getting to Cambridge from just outside London and then making it back will hopefully give you the extra motivation needed to clock up the 82 mile loop. All three routes are perfect for those looking to take in countryside views, as well as giving you the opportunity on the home stretch to get your average speed up on the rolling roads that lead back to HQ. The full 82 mile route also has the added bonus of giving you the opportunity for some site seeing within the historic town of Cambridge, and will possibly make this your most memorable ride of the season.
There are also two other shorter routes that may be for you if you are haven’t been able to keep the miles going through the winter, or simply because you are a newcomer wanting to get a taste of a well run event. These are 50 and 30 mile routes that don’t quite get you to cambridge, but will still give you that great feeling of achievement!
Online pre-entry allows you to get this event in your diary and is the easiest way to secure your place. Numbers are limited for this event and you will be saving yourself an admin fee if you enter on-line rather than paying on the day. On-line pre-entry will also allow you to turn up on the day and just collect your entry pack without the hassle of filling in forms, registering and queuing up.
We may have to close registration on the day if the event reaches its capacity so it is best to pre enter on-line to avoid disappointment.
This is a great route for the beginner or someone entering their first sportive. Anyone looking to get involved in Ware’s Cambridge and hasn’t quite got the legs for the longer rides, this is for you.
The 50 miles route will take you further out onto the quiet, rolling countryside roads of Hertfordshire up towards Cambridge. The stunning route with undulating hills creates a tougher challenge for those looking to feel the burn in their legs.
The 80 miler will be the ultimate test of stamina, a good level of fitness will be required. This route takes in the same route as the 50 miler but heads up right into Cambridge via another 30 miles of beautiful countryside. This route features a wonderful mixture of elevations, quiet back roads and fast descents. Enter the 80! The glory you’ll experience will be worth it.
Please note – routes may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen conditions at the time of the event.
Although this is a non-competitive event, we realise that riders like to know what times they have achieved for their distances chosen, and what this times equates to in terms of the Gold, Silver and Bronze standards. Its also a good way of keeping track of your fitness levels if you decide to do any other of our events. These awards will be available to view from our website after the event.
We also realise that some riders are not interested in times and awards and are purely riding for the experience and stunning views that this ride will offer – that’s ok as well .
Standards and Categories
We have put together some standard times to make your ride results a little more interesting.
The Standard Times for 80 miles are:
Age Group 18 to 39 = 4:50 Gold, 5:10 Silver, 5:40 Bronze.
Age Group 40 to 49 = 5:05 Gold, 5:20 Silver, 5:50 Bronze.
Age Group 50 to 59 = 5:15 Gold, 5:35 Silver, 6:05 Bronze.
Age Group 60+ = 5:35 Gold, 6:00 Silver, 6:25 Bronze.
The Standard Times for 50 miles are:
Age Group 18 to 39 = 2:50 Gold, 3:10 Silver, 3:25 Bronze
Age Group 40 to 49 = 3:00 Gold, 3:20 Silver, 3:45 Bronze
Age Group 50 to 59 = 3:10 Gold, 3:35 Silver, 4:00 Bronze
Age Group 60+ = 3:30 Gold, 3:55 Silver, 4:20 Bronze.
Ladies add 20 mins to each category
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On the Day
Sign on and collect your pack which will include your timing chip, number and map.
Get your free energy product.
Head to the start line where you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.
Toilets and changing room facilities are available.
Riders must be on the road by 9.30am
Appox 40 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.
We do our best to try and make sure your ride on the road runs as smoothly as possible by marking the roads clearly. If you find you have not seen a marker for a while, stop and consult your map, ask someone, or find a landmark and give us a call using the number provided on the day.
Once you complete the ride, make sure you report back to one of our team at the finish line and hand back the timing chip. We’ll make sure your time is recorded. If you do not report back, you may be presumed lost and emergency services may be called.
Wearing a helmet is compulsory. Failing to do so will result in refused entry.
Enjoy the ride!