Route one

“Middlegate Loop” | 22 Miles (Shorter Route) | £7

Total Elevation: 928 feet

Both the 22 and the 62 mile rides share the same route for the first 12 miles. The 22 mile route is designed to offer a challenge to those who have just taken up cycling, or who want to cycle as a family – hence the reason for keeping the entry fee down to £7. Having negotiated Barton, the route climbs gently for approximately 3.5 miles, allowing time to take in the breathtaking views across to the Humber Bridge. Once on the ridge of Middlegate Lane, the Ancholme valley stretches out to the right, and on a clear day it is possible to see Lincoln Cathedral on the distant horizon. After the split, the route tracks back to Barton through rural farmland on virtually traffic free roads, – watch out for the final leg tester climbing out of Deepdale! There is a feed station on this route located around the half-way point too! Download the Short Route Sportive.gpx here.

Route two

“New for 2017” | 42 Miles (Middle Route) | £22.50
Total Elevation: 1,250 feet

22 miles not quite enough? 62 a “bridge” too far?! Try the “Wootton Wheel” and “we’ll” see you on the long route next year. This route splits from the 62 after approximately 17 miles and takes a direct route to the hospitality of our acclaimed feed station, where you will rejoin the 62 mile route. Download the Medium Route Sportive.gpx here.

Route three

“Caistor Classic” | 62 Miles (Longer Route) | £22.50

Total Elevation: 1,857 feet

Both the 22 and the 62 mile rides share the same route for the first 12 miles but on the longer route you will enjoy the “motorway” ride down towards Wooton, before heading off through Kirmington to the first of 2 category 4 climbs. The climb up through Caistor is steep – keep your fingers crossed that the lights are on green!! The descent through Brocklesby towards Ulceby is stunning, and on the loop round from East Halton, keep your eye out for Thornton Abbey’s enormous fortified gatehouse, which is said to be the largest, and amongst the finest in England. The loop around Goxhill offers some of the quietest roads in the area, with the North Sea ferry terminal on the far bank to your right, and the Humber Bridge in the distance to your left. There is a feed station on this route located at Ulceby Village Hall. Download the Long Route Sportive.gpx here.

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