Welland ValleySportive


Welland Valley Sportive 2019

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The Welland Valley Sportive is in its sixth year and takes place in the stunning Welland Valley in Leicestershire reaching into the beautiful Rutland countryside.

What is the Welland Valley Sportive?

Started in 2011 to mark the 100th anniversary of Macmillan Cancer Support the Macmillan Harborough 100 was launched. In 2017 a partnership with the Welland Valley Cycling club the Welland Valley Sportive was born.

The sportive takes place in Leicestershire setting off from Grange Farm Thorpe Langton (the home of Langton Brewery), near Market Harborough.

All rides are on quiet roads or tracks through picturesque countryside. Depending on your chosen route you will encounter the scenic views of Eyebrook Reservoir, Seaton viaduct, Rutland water and many of the picturesque villages that you will pass through on your way.

Choose your challenge from:

  • 100 km road ride (£25/£15 under 18s)
  • 60km road ride (£25/£15 under 18s)
  • 60 km off road Ride (£25/£15 under 18s)
  • 30 km off road ride (£25/£15 under 18s)
  • 10km family ride (£10/£5 under 18s per family)

Why take part?

  • Choose your route and distance
  • Clearly signed routes and regular feed stations
  • Electronic timing
  • Finishers medal and goody bag (for under 18s)
  • Celebratory finishers HQ with live music and refreshments
  • Free pint of Langton Brewery ale for (adult!) riders
  • The feeling when you cross the finish line knowing you have made a difference to someone living with cancer – something money can’t buy

For full information on the challenge, its inclusions, the route, FAQs and more – please visit the Welland Valley Sportive website.

The route was stunning - challenging hills, gorgeous scenery and brilliant support all the way.

Margaret - 2017 sportive rider

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