You are here:

Are you ready to RIDE?

Published on


A guide to our Sportives

Are you ready to RIDE?

A guide to our Sportives

With 6 RIDE’s in our ever growing series we thought it would be a great time to take you through what to expect and what you will require on the day at one of our events.

In the week before the event, you will receive your event pack via post and rider manual via email. Your event pack will contain your rider number and timing chip to bring with you on the day. This means there is no need for registration as we will check you in on the start line where you will receive a brief before getting on your way.

You’ll also have your start time within this pack, this will be based upon your distance and anyone you’ve asked to ride with.

Our rider manual will contain all the information you need for the day including postcodes for the start/finish venue and parking. 

Once parked up on site you’ll have the chance for a last-minute toilet stop and to purchase a coffee before you head off for the day. There will also be local mechanics on site for any last-minute emergencies, they will be carrying spares should these be required – please be aware that spares will be chargeable.

On the road you will be able to contact our event team though the number listed on the front of your timing chip. We would recommend downloading What Three Words to make establishing location easier should you require assistance.

We will have support vehicles/motos, mechanics and medics on the road throughout the day.

Our favourite part of a RIDE! The feed stops on your route will be emailed before the event and can be found on the event page. These will be stocked with variety of snacks (to ensure something for everyone!), hot and cold drinks to help you refuel on route.

Our feed stops are run by incredible volunteers, and our events wouldn’t be possible without them – so we ask you give them a smile and thank you from us!

Once you’ve completed your challenge and crossed the line, you’ll received your medal and be able to celebrate your achievement.

Treat yourself to some warm grub to re fuel from one of our local providers or get started on the recovery with a massage from one of our sports massage therapists from Sports Therapy UK.

Our RIDE Checklist

  • Bike suitable for your route – take a look at our Gravel blog if you’ve entered one of our RIDE Dirty events
  • A warm layer/rain jacket just in case
  • A bottle or 2 – you’ll be able to fill these at the start and feed stops.
  • Helmet – you need a helmet to take part in our events
  • Rear light  - not compulsory however we would recommend one.
  • Puncture kit – We hope this won’t be required; however, we recommend it consists of an inner tube, tyre levers, pump or co2
  • Multitool

We cannot wait to see you on the road this year!

Take a look at all our latest blogs