Amstel Standing 2019 - The Tour of Retford

Cycle Sportive , Retford – Sunday, 21 Apr 2019

Event Summary

Event Overview

Amstel Standing 2019 The Tour of Retford 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 Tour of Retford 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:

441382

Start Date:

Sun, 21st Apr 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Fri, 19th Apr 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Organiser:

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

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

A ride around the scenic roads of North Nottinghamshire in aid of Retford Lions Club. 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 short route (half the distance) Also - dont forget there is a prize for the best Fancy Dress!

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Long Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 21/04/19 09:00 112km / 69 miles 200
Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 21/04/19 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 200
112km / 69 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Short Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 21/04/19 09:00 56km / 35 miles ---
Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 21/04/19 – 09:00
56km / 35 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)

Event Summary

Event Overview

Amstel Standing 2019 The Tour of Retford 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 Tour of Retford 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:

441382

Start Date:

Sun, 21st Apr 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Fri, 19th Apr 2019

Online Entry FAQs
Event Organiser:

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

Online entry method:

First come first served

Enter Online

About the Event

Info for Riders

A ride around the scenic roads of North Nottinghamshire in aid of Retford Lions Club. 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 short route (half the distance) Also - dont forget there is a prize for the best Fancy Dress!

Entry Fees & Rides

Enter a Ride

Long Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 21/04/19 09:00 112km / 69 miles 200
Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 21/04/19 – 09:00
Est. Field Size: 200
112km / 69 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Short Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 21/04/19 09:00 56km / 35 miles ---
Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)
Sun 21/04/19 – 09:00
56km / 35 miles  |  Entry: Online: (£10.00 + £1.00 Application fee), On Day: (£15.00)

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