The Velo29 Rutland
CiCLE Tour Sportive
25th April 2020
Giant Store Rutland,
Normanton Car Park,
Oakham LE15 8HD
Distance: 40.4mi / 65.1km
Elevation: 2496ft / 761m
Registration: 06:45 – 07:45
Start: 08:00 (in waves of 25)
No entries on the day.
The car park Is situated about 1.5miles away at Sykes Lane with a cycle path to the start.
If you intend to park you must purchase a parking ticket with your entry. Tickets are £3 and this a reduced rate as the normal car park fee is over £7.
The car park fee goes to Anglian Water and allows you to car share etc with all entrants not being charged the car park fee.
You will be sent a car park QR code which will be scanned on entry.
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Like all the routes the short starts at the amazing GIANT Store Rutland. Heading out toward Empingham you will navigate the villages to the north of Rutland water. With narrow, quiet lanes almost all the way round its a fantastic route for all abilities. One of the main focal points of the CiCLE Classic elite race is Owston and this is where the first feed station will be along with a Schwalbe mechanical station. It is also where the short route splits from the medium and long so look out for signs when you depart the feed. The short now takes in some fantastic roads to the south of Rutland water as you head back to the GIANT Store Rutland for your medal, goodie bag, complimentary beer and sausage bun.
Like the CiCLE Classic elite race the CiCLE Tour Sportif features ‘pavé’ (rough terrain) sectors
Each pavé sector will have mechanical support at the end incase you get into difficulty and each pavé sector is optional and a diversion route will be signed
Pavé sectors include:
Pavé Sector 1: Barleyberg
12mi (19.3km) – 13.1mi (21.1km) | 1.1mi (1.7km)
The CiCLE Classic goes over the same sectors several times; the CiCLE Tour Sportif will just make one pass of each sector of ‘pavé’