Welcome to this years Jodrell Bank Classic which will be held on the Sunday the 10th of March 2013. Once again we will be starting at Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton then heading off into the Cheshire Plains.
We have three challenging routes which have been designed by experienced local club cyclists.
We are pleased to announce that High 5 are once again our fuelling partners and Sportive Nation of Hazel Grove will be doing bike service they will be able to remedy any of those last minute technical hiccups, we will also have a professional photographer taking pictures.
The first part of the course is fast and flat across the Chesire plains skirting past the famous Jodrell Bank Radio telescope. Towards the end of the ride it gets a little lumpy there are a few small climbs, on the 50 mile route and 80 mile routes riders also have to tackle the Pott Shrigley climb which a steady gradient up past the village and golf course, a little sting in the tail.
The event is an ideal warm up for the Cheshire Cat and the Tour of Flanders Sportives a few weeks later.
we have all the features you would expect in a club sportive
* Electronic Timing
* Three Challenging Routes
* High 5 Feeding Stations
* Support Vehicles
* GPS Downloads
* Route Cards
* Well Signed Routes
* Interactive Maps
* Changing Rooms
* Ample Free Car Parking
* Free Pre Event Tea and Coffee
* Post Event Free Tea and Coffee
* Post Event Free Belgian Style Bradwurst Hot Dogs and our famous Fruit Cake
* Professional Photographers
* Professional Bike Service
* Free Sports Drinks Bottle
* Friendly Event Crew
* Gold Silver and Bronze Standards
* Rider Public Liability Insurance
* Web Results Service
* Online Entry System
* On The Day Entry
You do not need to be in a cycling club to enter the event. You just need to be fit enough to get round. We have three routes to suit all abilities. Have road worthy bicycle (road, hybrid or mountain bike) and a helmet.
The event is insured by Cyclosure one of the countries leading cycle event insurers. We have support vehicles around the course with friendly event crew who are there to help.
Riders are set off in small groups, your number is scanned at the start and at the finish, times are published on the website on the Monday following the event.