The Tour of Retford

Cycle Sportive , Retford – Sunday, 15 Apr 2018

Event Summary

Event Overview

The Tour of Retford or "Amstel Standing" is a 111km ride around the scenic countryside of North Nottinghamshire, run annually on the same day as the Amstel Gold race. This year there is a half distance route as well. Oh and not forgetting a prize for the best fancy dress!

Ride registration is in Retford Market Square from 8am on the day of the ride. All Pre-registered riders will recieve a printed route map at registration. Car Parking in Retford is abundant and the council run car parks are free of charge on sundays. There are five main checkpoints on the route, where volunteers from The Retford Lions Club will feed and water you. 

The route is designed to appeal to cyclists of all abilities, from experienced club cyclists to total novices. It is a scenic and social ride. The event is open to any cyclist. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult cycling with them.Participants do so entirely at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever. Everyone follows a set route at their own pace within time limits of 3.5hrs and 7hrs max. IT IS NOT A RACE please do not treat it as such. Have a brisk ride by all means but don’t act like you’re in the Pro Tour and make a nuisance to other road users. 

Route Finding

On the Amstel Standing we encourage self-reliance. You are setting yourself a challenge, so its up to you to ensure you are fit enough and that your bike is in good condition. There are
five Checkpoints en-route where you can top up on water and moral support. Navigation is your responsibility, study the map to supplement the written description and carry out a little home- work beforehand and you’ll not get lost. The route has not changed since last year.

GPX map details (on STRAVA) https://www.strava.com/routes/4437485?hl=en-GB and a cue sheet PDF are available for download (or collect on the day) The route may be sign posted but don’t trust signs, they can get moved or changed. Please enjoy the North Nottinghamshire Countryside and have a nice bike ride :-)

Event Details

Event URN:

418254

Start Date:

Sun, 15th Apr 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bridgegate Cycles, 33 Bridgegate , Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7UX
View map

Event Organiser:

Dominic Battersby
01777 705 976
bridgegatecycles@hotmail.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

A ride around the scenic roads of North Nottinghamshire in aid of Retford Lions Club. Previously refered to as "Amstel Standing" because the event is run on the same day as the Amstel Gold race in the Netherlands.

Parking is available around the town. All council car parks in Retford are free to use on a Sunday.

New for this year, enjoy the fun of the day with the Junior route (half the distance) Also - dont forget there is a prize for the best Fancy Dress!

The Rides

Long Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 15/04/18 09:00 112km / 69 miles 200
Entry: On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 15/04/18 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 200
112km / 69 miles
Short Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 15/04/18 09:00 56km / 35 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 15/04/18 – 09:00
56km / 35 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

The Tour of Retford or "Amstel Standing" is a 111km ride around the scenic countryside of North Nottinghamshire, run annually on the same day as the Amstel Gold race. This year there is a half distance route as well. Oh and not forgetting a prize for the best fancy dress!

Ride registration is in Retford Market Square from 8am on the day of the ride. All Pre-registered riders will recieve a printed route map at registration. Car Parking in Retford is abundant and the council run car parks are free of charge on sundays. There are five main checkpoints on the route, where volunteers from The Retford Lions Club will feed and water you. 

The route is designed to appeal to cyclists of all abilities, from experienced club cyclists to total novices. It is a scenic and social ride. The event is open to any cyclist. Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult cycling with them.Participants do so entirely at their own risk and the organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever. Everyone follows a set route at their own pace within time limits of 3.5hrs and 7hrs max. IT IS NOT A RACE please do not treat it as such. Have a brisk ride by all means but don’t act like you’re in the Pro Tour and make a nuisance to other road users. 

Route Finding

On the Amstel Standing we encourage self-reliance. You are setting yourself a challenge, so its up to you to ensure you are fit enough and that your bike is in good condition. There are
five Checkpoints en-route where you can top up on water and moral support. Navigation is your responsibility, study the map to supplement the written description and carry out a little home- work beforehand and you’ll not get lost. The route has not changed since last year.

GPX map details (on STRAVA) https://www.strava.com/routes/4437485?hl=en-GB and a cue sheet PDF are available for download (or collect on the day) The route may be sign posted but don’t trust signs, they can get moved or changed. Please enjoy the North Nottinghamshire Countryside and have a nice bike ride :-)

Event Details

Event URN:

418254

Start Date:

Sun, 15th Apr 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bridgegate Cycles, 33 Bridgegate , Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7UX
View map

Event Organiser:

Dominic Battersby
01777 705 976
bridgegatecycles@hotmail.co.uk

About the Event

Info for Riders

A ride around the scenic roads of North Nottinghamshire in aid of Retford Lions Club. Previously refered to as "Amstel Standing" because the event is run on the same day as the Amstel Gold race in the Netherlands.

Parking is available around the town. All council car parks in Retford are free to use on a Sunday.

New for this year, enjoy the fun of the day with the Junior route (half the distance) Also - dont forget there is a prize for the best Fancy Dress!

The Rides

Long Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 15/04/18 09:00 112km / 69 miles 200
Entry: On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 15/04/18 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 200
112km / 69 miles
Short Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 15/04/18 09:00 56km / 35 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 15/04/18 – 09:00
56km / 35 miles

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