Reg Harris Cyclosportive 2015

Cycle Sportive , Bury – Sunday, 30 Aug 2015

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Event Summary

Event Overview

The Reg Harris Cyclosportive is taking place on Sunday 30th August 2015. This year there are two routes available, a Long route (51 miles) and Short route (26 miles).


Reg Harris was a world champion racing cyclist in the 1940s and 50s, born and raised in Bury, Lancashire.  The local Rotary Club, together with the support of Reg’s family, is organising the cyclosportive to raise money for local charities and celebrate Reg’s achievements and cycling career.  The ride is not a race, it’s a chance to enjoy a challenge with like minded people and raise money for some excellent charities.

The entry fee for this event is £25 per person for the long and short routes, with a commitment to raise a minimum of £20 per person for the chosen charities.   

You can expect the following for your entry fee:

  • Choice of two challenging routes (51 and 26 miles)
  • Clearly marked routes with signage and marshals
  • Route maps
  • GPS routes
  • HQ and Feed station with toilets. Food and drinks will be provided.
  • Electronic timing - individual times for all
  • Professional photography of the event
  • Free food and drinks after your ride
  • Free Car Parking
  • Support Vehicles
  • Professional Bike Service
  • Web Results Service

We will also, as in previous years, have some prizes for those who raise the most money for the charities.

Event Details

Event URN:

378927

Start Date:

Sun, 30th Aug 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Tottington High School, Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 3LY
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Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event Website:

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Reports

Reg Harris Cyclosportive - 30th August 2015

Posted 31/07/2015 - David Hughes


The third staging of this charity sportive again follows some of R...

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About the Event

Info for Riders

There are two routes, Long (51 miles) and Short (26 miles). Both long and short routes are challenging without being leg breaking! Reg started cycling in the 1930s with CTC Bury Group and would undoubtedly have ridden the roads included in this sportive. The first 10 miles of both short and long routes is predominately uphill. The longer route then continues around Hoghton Tower, before passing around Anglezarke, then ascends Winter Hill to Bradshaw with a final climb to Affetside. The final few miles is a steady descent back into Tottington. From Lower Darwen the short route follows the Roman road back to Edgworth with several short but steep testers before rejoining the main route on the final climb from Bradshaw to Affetside.

The Rides

Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 30/08/15 08:30 82km / 51 miles 300
Entry: On Day: (£45.00)
Sun 30/08/15 – 08:30
Est. Field Size: 300
82km / 51 miles
Short Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 30/08/15 09:00 44km / 27 miles 100
Entry: On Day: (£45.00)
Sun 30/08/15 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 100
44km / 27 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

The Reg Harris Cyclosportive is taking place on Sunday 30th August 2015. This year there are two routes available, a Long route (51 miles) and Short route (26 miles).


Reg Harris was a world champion racing cyclist in the 1940s and 50s, born and raised in Bury, Lancashire.  The local Rotary Club, together with the support of Reg’s family, is organising the cyclosportive to raise money for local charities and celebrate Reg’s achievements and cycling career.  The ride is not a race, it’s a chance to enjoy a challenge with like minded people and raise money for some excellent charities.

The entry fee for this event is £25 per person for the long and short routes, with a commitment to raise a minimum of £20 per person for the chosen charities.   

You can expect the following for your entry fee:

  • Choice of two challenging routes (51 and 26 miles)
  • Clearly marked routes with signage and marshals
  • Route maps
  • GPS routes
  • HQ and Feed station with toilets. Food and drinks will be provided.
  • Electronic timing - individual times for all
  • Professional photography of the event
  • Free food and drinks after your ride
  • Free Car Parking
  • Support Vehicles
  • Professional Bike Service
  • Web Results Service

We will also, as in previous years, have some prizes for those who raise the most money for the charities.

Event Details

Event URN:

378927

Start Date:

Sun, 30th Aug 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Tottington High School, Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 3LY
View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Event Website:

Visit Website

Reports

Reg Harris Cyclosportive - 30th August 2015

Posted 31/07/2015 - David Hughes


The third staging of this charity sportive again follows some of R...

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

There are two routes, Long (51 miles) and Short (26 miles). Both long and short routes are challenging without being leg breaking! Reg started cycling in the 1930s with CTC Bury Group and would undoubtedly have ridden the roads included in this sportive. The first 10 miles of both short and long routes is predominately uphill. The longer route then continues around Hoghton Tower, before passing around Anglezarke, then ascends Winter Hill to Bradshaw with a final climb to Affetside. The final few miles is a steady descent back into Tottington. From Lower Darwen the short route follows the Roman road back to Edgworth with several short but steep testers before rejoining the main route on the final climb from Bradshaw to Affetside.

The Rides

Long Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 30/08/15 08:30 82km / 51 miles 300
Entry: On Day: (£45.00)
Sun 30/08/15 – 08:30
Est. Field Size: 300
82km / 51 miles
Short Route Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 30/08/15 09:00 44km / 27 miles 100
Entry: On Day: (£45.00)
Sun 30/08/15 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 100
44km / 27 miles
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