Ware’s Cambridge?

It srated wet and ended dry, results can be seen at https://www.sportiveuk.co.uk/wares-cambridge-2024-results/

Ware’s Cambridge? will take place on Sunday the 17th of March 2024.

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 its long straights and gentle elevation changes, locals even refer to the county as “The Flat Lands!”


Alex Dowsett at Sportive

Alex Dowsett and his Father at one of our recent Sportives.

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 80-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.

There are also two other shorter routes that may be for you if you 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 Entry

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 online rather than paying on the day. Online 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.

30 Miles
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.

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50 Miles
The 50-mile route will take you further out onto Hertfordshire’s quiet, rolling countryside roads up towards Cambridge. The stunning route with undulating hills creates a tougher challenge for those looking to feel the burn in their legs.

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80 Miles
The 80 milers will be the ultimate test of stamina, a good level of fitness will be required. This route takes the same route as the 50 milers 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.

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Ware's Cambridge? Map

Please note – routes may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen conditions at the time of the event.

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Event Headquarters

Allenburys Sports & Social Club
Harris’s Ln
Hertfordshire SG12 0DJ

The HQ is minutes away from the A10 or for those on Public Transport Ware Station is very close to regular trains from London.

On the Day

Registration starts from 7.00 am onwards,

Please Note – Do not arrive more than 30 minutes earlier than your designated time as you will not be able to register.

On the Day Registration

There may be limited spots for the people who have not registered advance online. People wishing to register on the day must fill out a registration form. A form can be downloaded Here.

Start Time

Choose your start wave when signing up.
Approx 20 riders will go off with  2-minute intervals between each group.

Other Information

There are feed stops on the route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.

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. 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!

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