Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive

Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive
Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive

Thursday, 27 September 2012

JODRELL BANK CLASSIC

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JODRELL BANK CLASSIC 10th March 2013

LATEST NEWS

PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE ON CHRIS MEADS PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE



RESULTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
http://jodrellbankclassic2013.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_11.html

START LIST IS NOW ON THE WEBSITE, SCROLL DOWN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE WEBSITE OR FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW

http://jodrellbankclassic2013.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_8.html

U16`s FREE ENTRY AS LONG AS THEY ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT. THEY NEED TO REGISTER ON THE DAY

ALL THREE ROUTES ARE NOW ON STRAVA

ROUTE MAPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWN LOAD SCROLL DOWN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE PAGE

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSED

WE ARE TAKING ENTRIES ON THE DAY YOU WILL NEED TO READ THE RIDERS BREIFING YOU CAN FIND THIS BY SCROLLING DOWN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF PAGE, DOWNLOAD A ROUTE MAP AND ENTRY FORM AND BRING THEM ALONG ON THE DAY.


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 Route
We have tweeked the routes once again keeping the best bits, this time we do not go over the Brick Works climb, we just the climb up to Pott Shrigley then left back down to the HQ which should make it a bit easier than last year.

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 popular club sportive



EVENT FEATURES
* Electronic Timing
* Three Challenging Routes
* High 5 Feeding Stations
* Support Vehicles
* GPS Downloads
* Route Cards
* Well Signed Routes
* Interactive Maps
* Strava
* Changing Rooms
* Showers
* 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

NEW FEATURES
* Event Commentator
* Riders Village

New features this year include an event commentator and a riders village. We have invited bike companies and local bike shops to come and set up a stall to sell and promote their products. Already signed up our Azione Carbon Bikes, Threadgolds Cycles, CIOCC, High 5 Nutrition, Ingear.

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.

GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE STANDARDS

26 Mile Route
Bronze- time over 02:40:00
Silver - time under 02:40:00
Gold -  time under 02:10:00

50 Mile Route
Bronze - time over 04:20:00
Silver - time under 04:20:00
Gold - time under 03:40:00

80 Mile Route
Bronze - time over 06:50:00
Silver - time under 06:50:00
Gold - time under 05:45:00


We are pleased to announce that Olympic and World Championship rider Bryan Steel will be attending this years event. Bryan will be promoting his Italian Training Camps.



Highlights of Bryan`s career

Olympic Games

2004 Sliver medal Team Pursuit
2000 Bronze medal Team Pursuit
1996 11th place Team Pursuit
1992 5th place Team Pursuit
World Championships

Competed in fourteen World championships

2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 Sliver medal Team Pursuit
2002 Bronze medal Team Pursuit

Commonwealth Games

1994 and 2000 Sliver Medals Team Pursuit
1990 Bronze Medal Team Pursuit



ENTRY FEES
Online in Advance
30 miles 20.00
50 Miles 25.00
80 Miles 25.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult. You do need to fill in an entry form and sign on at registration.

ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN

We do accept entries on the day if there are places available. All we ask is that you turn up early with an entry form and route map which you can download from the website to help us get you through registration.

On the day
30 Miles 25.00
50 Miles 30.00
80 Miles 30.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult. You do need to fill in an entry form and sign on at registration.




Event Information
Registration opens at 6.30 am
Event Starts at 8.00 am



In registration for riders who have entered online you have already signed on so it's just a matter of picking up your number, there is nothing to sign. We will publish the start sheet a few days before the event. It will speed registration up if you check your number before hand.



Make sure you have downloaded and printed of your route maps.

Riders Briefing
A riders briefing will be published on the website prior to the event. It will also be emailed out to riders after entries have closed.


 
Head Quarters
Poynton Leisure Cente
Yew Tree Lane
Poynton
Cheshire
(see map in right hand column for directions)


Car Parking
There is ample car parking at the Leisure Centre and the Secondary School next door . We also have an over flow car park at the Primary School around the corner which has a short walk way back to the Leisure Centre. Please follow the directions of the Leisure Centre staff who are there to help you




Polite Notice
We would prefer you NOT to park on the road outside the Leisure Centre.If you do opt to park on the road outside the Leisure Centre please do not obstruct the driveways of the local residents as you will get a parking ticket and may have your car towed away


Electronic Timing
We use a Barcode electronic timing system. The barcode is printed on your number. In order for our scanners to read the barcode it is important to attach your number to your handlebars, do not to obstruct it and to keep it as flat as possible.

All our events are now on STRAVA










Feeding Station
There will be a feeding stations at half distance on each of the three routes where we will have the usual favourites High 5 Energy Gels, Bananas, Flap Jacks, High 5 Energy drinks, Fruit Juice and Fresh Drinking Water

Signage
We use a Black Arrow on a Florescent Yellow background to sign the route. We also mark the roads with a YELLOW arrow using temporary spray. The Route signs are put out just before the events and are checked on the morning of the event. We also have a vehicle that proceeds the riders making sure the signs are still in place. Everything to keep on the right track.

Interactive maps on the website, GPS Downloads, Downloadable Route Maps, Strava, Flourescent Signs, Road Makings

There's No Excuses for getting lost

BIKE SERVICE BY SPORTIVE NATION HAZEL GROVE



JODRELL BANK CLASSIC  is organised by Team Torelli Cycling Club 

Organisers e-mail torellisport@aol.com

REFUNDS
In line with other Cyclosportive Events we do not offer refunds but if you are unable to ride you can transfer to one of our other events later in the year.

We are now on Twitter you can keep up to date with the latest news by following us. This can be helpful for any last minute changes we might have to make due to weather conditions or road works immediately prior to the event.

SPORTIVE TRIPS

We are organising some club trips this year 2013 to various continental Sportives.T he first one is the Tour of Flanders usually held at the end of March early April. In the past we have just taken are own club riders over but this year we are opening it up to anyone who would like to join us. Places will be limited available of a first come first served basis.



We are planning to take a couple of Minibus's which will pick riders and bikes up from the Manchester Velodrome, we will travel down on the Thursday. On Friday morning we will go for a spin on the bikes to get the travelling out of them and pick up our numbers from registration. There should also be time to visit the Cycling Museum and cafe in Oudenaarde. Next day we tackle the event. We are planning to do the 140km event which starts and finishes in Oudenaarde.  On the Sunday we will watch the Pro race and on the Monday travel back to the UK. We should get back to Manchester about teatime. Full details will be announced shortly.



Entries are now open for the Tour of Flanders link below. Anyone interested in joining us on the trip needs to get in touch to book a seat on the bus. You also need to enter the event which will fill up very quickly and so will our bus. If you want to ride get signed up asasp there is  a link below to the website. Its also cheaper if you sign up early. As soon as we know the numbers etc we can book the accomodation and let you know the cost.

Event date 30th March

Tour of Flanders Website and registration
http://sport.be.msn.com/rondevanvlaanderen/2013/eng/

We are also looking at doing some trips to the Retro Ronde. Retro version of the Tour of Flanders in July. You will need and old bike and a old jersey. Milan san Remo, Fausto Coppi, Ronde Picard and a few more. We will keep you informed as soon as the details have been finalised.



Anyone interested in the trips if you contact me and I can send you the full details.

email torellisport@aol.com