Sunday, 9 December 2012

List of 2013 North West Sportives

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There's nothing like getting some organised events in the diary to give you the motivation to keep training.  I've compiled this list of Sportives in the North West of England if you fancy giving one a go, i'll keep adding to it.  If you're an organiser and you'd like yours to go on, drop me a note. 


  • Sunday 17th Feb - Cheshire Mini Sportive  - (30M/60M) - (Poynton, Cheshire).  Details here.
  • Sunday 24th Feb – Polocini Winter Sprinter – (30M or 60M route) - (Woodford, Cheshire).  Details here.
  • *Sunday 26th Feb - North West Winter Series - (Poynton, Cheshire).  Details here.


  • Sunday 3rd March - Eden Valley Epic (60M) - (Penrith).  Details here.
  • Sunday 10th March – Jodrell Bank Classic (30M/50M/80M) – (Poynton, Cheshire).  Details here.
  • Sunday 24th March – Cheshire Cat (30M/62M/100M)– (Crewe, Cheshire).  Details here.

  •  Sunday 21st April - Manchester, Chester, Manchester (30M/60M/100M) - (Poynton, Cheshire). Details here.
  • Sunday 7th April – Lakeland Loop Sportive (69M) - (Great Langdale, Lake District).  Details here.
  • Sunday 28th April - Wrynose or Bust (112M) - (Halton, Lancashire).  Details here
  • Sunday 28th April - Bay Dash (60M) or The Silverdale Sling (35M) - (Halton, Lancashire).  Details here.


  • Sunday 12th May – Fred Whitton (112M) – (Coniston, Cumbria).  Read my blog about the Fred Whitton here - the daddy of them all.  Official site here.
  • Sunday 12th May – The High Peak Hog (53M/80M) – (Glossop).  Details here.  Route looks challenging, one for the climbers!
  • Sunday 18th May – Keswick Sportive ( 46K/90K/105K) – (Keswick, Cumbria).  Details here.  Good one to do if you want to get a taster of what the Fred Whitton might have been like.

  • Saturday 1st June - Polocini The B*stard - (56M/68M) - (Oldham).  Details here.  
  • Sunday 2nd June - Wiggle Tour of the Peak (details not released yet).
  • Sunday 16th June - Wiggle Lancashire Hotpot (details not released yet).

  • Sunday 14th July – Manchester to Blackpool – (Sets off from Old Trafford ends on Blackpool Promenade).  Details here.

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  • Sunday 1st September – Manchester 100 (– (Sets off and ends from Wythenshaw Park, Manchester).  Details here.
  • Sunday 28th September - Manchester to Blackpool night ride.  Details here.
  • Date TBA - Cumbrian Cracker (60M) - (Grasmere, Lake District). Details here.


  1. As a Manchester cyclist this is absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for pulling it together :)

  2. Really nice piece of work sir! North West cyclists will be happy! Merry Christmas!