Reg Harris Cyclosportive

Cycle Sportive , Bury – Sunday, 25 Aug 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 25th Aug 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Tottington High School, Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 3LY
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Entry close date

Sat, 24th Aug 2013

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Cheques payable to:

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Event Overview

The Reg Harris Cyclosportive is taking place on Sunday 25th August 2013

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.

Entry fee is £20.00 (In registering for this event you are also committing to raising at least £15.00 for the chosen charities). 

You can expect the following for your entry fee:

  • Choice of two challenging routes (50 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
  • Rider Public Liability Insurance
  • Web Results Service

Info for Riders

**ENTRIES AVAILABLE ON THE DAY HOWEVER WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THERE WILL BE TIMING CHIPS AVAILABLE** There are two routes available; Long route - 50 miles and Short route - 26 miles. Both are challenging without being leg breaking! Reg started his cycling in the 1930s with the CTC Bury Group and would undoubtedly have ridden many of the roads included in this sportive. The first 10 miles of both routes is predominately uphill. The longer route then continues to Hoghton Tower, before passing through the rolling countryside around Anglezarke. The route then ascends Winter Hill to Bradshaw with a final climb to Affetside. The final few miles is a steady descent back into Tottington. The shorter 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. Much of both routes give panoramic views of the rolling Lancashire hills. Please note that there is limited car parking space. For more informa

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
25/08/13 08:30 Long Route - 80 km 80km / 50 miles
25/08/13 08:30 Short Route - 44 km 44km / 27 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Long Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/13 08:30 0 laps / 80km / 50m 200
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)
Ride Long Route
Sun 25/08/13 - 08:30
80km / 50 miles
Est. Field Size: 200
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)
Ride Short Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 25/08/13 08:30 0 laps / 44km / 27m 100
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)
Ride Short Route
Sun 25/08/13 - 08:30
44km / 27 miles
Est. Field Size: 100
Entry: On Day: (£20.00)

More spaces released for Reg Harris Sportive

Posted 16/08/2013 - British Cycling

Lancs based sportive in honour of local track cycling great releases more places. Book early... View Full Report

Reg Harris Cyclosportive route revealed

Posted 01/08/2013 - British Cycling

Route guide for charity sportive from Bury View Full Report

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