2 Days in Rutland | A Tour Sportive by Velo29 Events

Velo29 Events

2 Days in Rutland
| A Tour Sportive

11 & 12 May 2024

HQ Rutland Show Ground,

LE15 7TW

Total (2 days) Ride Stats

Distance: 270.9km
Price: £150


In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionnaire and book a time slot. ESSENTIAL please.

Please collect rider packs from the HQ on your way to the start line.


No entries on the day.

Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire or Time Slot Booking email depart@velo29.com

Glamping Tepees

Get the full weekend experience, bring the family, enjoy the brilliant atmosphere onsite at Rutland Show Ground.

Check in from Friday 5th May from 5pm. Check out by Sunday 7th May at 10am.

Contact admin@northernstartepees.co.uk for specifics on the Tee Pees. These are pop-up Tee Pees in rural locations, so please check if you have specific expectations.


Own camping is now FREE.

Fill in the form below to let us know you are coming.

Food Booking

Book food on-site with us for the weekend.

Great hearty meals.

  • Breakfast Saturday.
  • Lunch Saturday between TT and Stage 1.
  • Dinner Saturday evening.
  • Breakfast Sunday.

You can book for partners who are supporting the event too.

Rider Manual



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Get your rider times, free certificates and event images here.

A Beginner’s Guide to Sportive Riding

What to Expect in a Velo29 Sportive

The Tour of Rutland 2 day is an amazing new event for the 2023 calendar.

Velo29 launched 3 days in Yorkshire back in 2021 which was an instant success, The Tour of Rutland will have everything we offer in Yorkshire on an amazing new route!

The 2 Day, 3 stage Tour starts with optional bring your own tent/ tepee camping on the Friday night.

Stage 1 on Saturday morning is likely to be the most exciting part of 2023 for those who take part, a 15km Prologue Time Trail! Roll down the start ramp and race against the clock on this undulating but fast left turn-only circuit!

Stage 2 on Saturday afternoon is a stunning 92km Sportive around Rutland Water and into some of the UK’s most unique roads. The scenery is stunning throughout this undulating afternoon ride.

Back to the Oakham Show Ground HQ for a rider presentation, all riders have the opportunity to take to the stage, sign and participant board and chat with Carl Lawrenson about the experiences of day 1. We then have an interview with the event organisers before moving on to a live chat with the Professional Team Boompods Female Race Team, some of whom will be riding the event! The evening continues with a hearty meal and drinks (in moderation) before retiring for the night.

We’ve learnt from 3 Days in Yorkshire that the evenings are a huge part of this event, the atmosphere on-site makes the weekend. Sharing experiences, funny stories, and the anticipation of the day ahead. All of the family join in! We’d love you to bring the children and partners as it makes the weekend.

Stage 3 on Sunday is a challenging 100 mile route, again undulating! No mountains but a total vert of 1,474m which isn’t insignificant. The route is a splendid figure of 8 and we’ve really put some miles in to crack this one! We twist and turn through what has got to be one of the most amazing parts of the UK. Villages, castles, lanes, lakes, fast sections, bergs…..Stage 3 has everything!

Back to Oakham to receive an awesome medal, presented on the stage and then head home an accredited tour rider!


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