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The Winking Sheep Sportive 2019 (Cancelled)

Cycle Sportive , St John's Chapel – Sunday, 25 Aug 2019

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Event Summary

This event has been cancelled

Event Overview

The North Pennines is known as the Roof of England, as it features England's highest climb and England's two highest mountain passes. If you haven't visited the area before, this really is an undiscovered cycling gem!

This is The Winking Sheep's 5th year, and its set to be the best yet as we have introduced THE RAM course! With 112 miles and over 13,100ft of ascent - this is a challenge that commands respect.

2019 courses

'The Ram' 112 mile course with over 13,100ft of ascent is our elite course. Compared to the Fred Whitton in the Lake District, this is about 2 miles less, but 100 metres more in ascent. In addition to the 90 mile course, The Ram includes a breath-taking descent down 'The Riddler', a thigh burning ascent over The Great Southern Drove road (passing The Weardale Ski Club) and then the grand finale - Up and down England's highest mountain pass, with a 2 mile freewheel descent with panoramic views to the finish line. https://www.strava.com/routes/16314925

'The Winking Sheep' 90 mile course with nearly 9000ft ascent is difficult, and it's meant to be! After 75 miles of course, you'll be welcomed by the thigh burning 25% slope climb from Westgate that we have named ‘The Riddler’ after a local rider named Stephen Riddle tragically passed away after a short illness March 2017. Stephen’s partner became an Event Organiser to support the event in Stephen’s memory. https://www.strava.com/routes/13896579

'The Shearling' 75 mile course is everything the full 90 mile course is, but without that tough climb - The Riddler! https://www.strava.com/routes/13911647

'The Lamb' 55 mile course is the shortest of the 3 courses, but still a good challenge - see all the views without enduring all the hills!! https://www.strava.com/routes/13911727

Event Details

Event URN:

443731

Start Date:

Sun, 25th Aug 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

St John's Chapel, Village Hall, St John's Chapel, County Durham, DL13 1QF

View map

Cheques payable to:

Enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Mon, 19th Aug 2019

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

John Jackson
07551598744
winkingsheepsportive@gmail.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

About the Event

This event has been cancelled

Info for Riders

  • Mountain Rescue medical support 
  • Free parking
  • 2 to 4 feed stations (depending on course) 
  • All four courses heavily signed - perhaps our most appreciated effort
  • Home baked cakes and fuel rich goodies 
  • Chipped timing
  • British Cycling Public Liability Insurance cover
  • Indoor toilets at all feed stations and start/finish 
  • Team of stationary and motorbike marshals
  • Online times published
  • Merchandise including branded jersey, bib shorts, jacket and gilet 
  • Mechanical roadside support
  • Bike products from Infinity Cycles
  • Professional photos by Sport Sunday
  • Broom wagons
  • Post ride drinks and snacks

For updates and info - please like our facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/TheWinkingSheepSportive/

Website - https://www.winkingsheepsportive.uk.org

Phone - 07551 598744

The Rides

3
The Lamb (89km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 89km / 55 miles 136 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 136 | Est. Field Size: 100
89km / 55 miles
5
The Ram (180km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 180km / 112 miles 720 100
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
5
British Cycling Grading: 720 | Est. Field Size: 100
180km / 112 miles
4
The Shearling (127km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 127km / 79 miles 291 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 291 | Est. Field Size: 100
127km / 79 miles
4
The Winking Sheep (142km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 142km / 88 miles 383 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 383 | Est. Field Size: 100
142km / 88 miles

Event Summary

This event has been cancelled

Event Overview

The North Pennines is known as the Roof of England, as it features England's highest climb and England's two highest mountain passes. If you haven't visited the area before, this really is an undiscovered cycling gem!

This is The Winking Sheep's 5th year, and its set to be the best yet as we have introduced THE RAM course! With 112 miles and over 13,100ft of ascent - this is a challenge that commands respect.

2019 courses

'The Ram' 112 mile course with over 13,100ft of ascent is our elite course. Compared to the Fred Whitton in the Lake District, this is about 2 miles less, but 100 metres more in ascent. In addition to the 90 mile course, The Ram includes a breath-taking descent down 'The Riddler', a thigh burning ascent over The Great Southern Drove road (passing The Weardale Ski Club) and then the grand finale - Up and down England's highest mountain pass, with a 2 mile freewheel descent with panoramic views to the finish line. https://www.strava.com/routes/16314925

'The Winking Sheep' 90 mile course with nearly 9000ft ascent is difficult, and it's meant to be! After 75 miles of course, you'll be welcomed by the thigh burning 25% slope climb from Westgate that we have named ‘The Riddler’ after a local rider named Stephen Riddle tragically passed away after a short illness March 2017. Stephen’s partner became an Event Organiser to support the event in Stephen’s memory. https://www.strava.com/routes/13896579

'The Shearling' 75 mile course is everything the full 90 mile course is, but without that tough climb - The Riddler! https://www.strava.com/routes/13911647

'The Lamb' 55 mile course is the shortest of the 3 courses, but still a good challenge - see all the views without enduring all the hills!! https://www.strava.com/routes/13911727

Event Details

Event URN:

443731

Start Date:

Sun, 25th Aug 2019

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

St John's Chapel, Village Hall, St John's Chapel, County Durham, DL13 1QF

View map

Cheques payable to:

Enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Mon, 19th Aug 2019

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

John Jackson
07551598744
winkingsheepsportive@gmail.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by British Cycling Mapping

About the Event

This event has been cancelled

Info for Riders

  • Mountain Rescue medical support 
  • Free parking
  • 2 to 4 feed stations (depending on course) 
  • All four courses heavily signed - perhaps our most appreciated effort
  • Home baked cakes and fuel rich goodies 
  • Chipped timing
  • British Cycling Public Liability Insurance cover
  • Indoor toilets at all feed stations and start/finish 
  • Team of stationary and motorbike marshals
  • Online times published
  • Merchandise including branded jersey, bib shorts, jacket and gilet 
  • Mechanical roadside support
  • Bike products from Infinity Cycles
  • Professional photos by Sport Sunday
  • Broom wagons
  • Post ride drinks and snacks

For updates and info - please like our facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/TheWinkingSheepSportive/

Website - https://www.winkingsheepsportive.uk.org

Phone - 07551 598744

The Rides

3
The Lamb (89km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 89km / 55 miles 136 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
3
British Cycling Grading: 136 | Est. Field Size: 100
89km / 55 miles
5
The Ram (180km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 180km / 112 miles 720 100
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
5
British Cycling Grading: 720 | Est. Field Size: 100
180km / 112 miles
4
The Shearling (127km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 127km / 79 miles 291 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 291 | Est. Field Size: 100
127km / 79 miles
4
The Winking Sheep (142km) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/19 08:00 142km / 88 miles 383 100
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 25/08/19 – 08:00
4
British Cycling Grading: 383 | Est. Field Size: 100
142km / 88 miles

British Cycling Grading

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