Cheshire Mini Sportive

Cheshire Mini Sportive
Cheshire Mini Sportive

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Cheshire Mini Sportive


Sunday 10th March



To see the results scroll down the right hand side of the webpage or follow this link


30 Mile Results

60 Mile Results

More photographs from Chris


Photographs are now available to purchase on Chris Meads website
follow the link below

I would just like to thank everyone for turning up to either help us run the event, club mates, friends, family all the companies that came along to the riders village, all the Leisure Centre staff, the local police and council for letting us put on the event and to all the riders who took part.

The weather was glorious, it was a great day to be out on a bike riding a sportive.


Anybody who didn't pick up a certificate, if you send me a A4 self addressed envelope I can pop one in the post to you. All you need to do is fill in your name, route distance, time and which standard you reached.

Our next event is Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive in three weeks time.

Cheshire Mini Sportive

Welcome to the Cheshire Mini Sportive (last year known as NW Winter Sportive). This year we have two great routes 30 miles and 60 miles around the Cheshire Plains. Both routes have been designed by experienced local club cyclists and will ease you into the new season. Both routes are relatively flat with just a few bumps in them to keep it interesting Starting off once again at the Poynton Leisure Centre the riders will head off round the Cheshire plains. There are no big climbs, most of the route is relatively flat or are on undulating roads.
The weather in Cheshire is relatively mild compared to the rest of the North West at this time of year being protected by the Welsh hills in the West and the Pennine hills on the East.
You do not need to be in a cycling club to enter the event. You just need to be fit enough to get round. We have three routes to suit all abilities. Have a road worthy bicycle (road, hybrid or mountain bike) and a helmet.
The event is insured  by Cyclosure one of the countries leading cycle event insurers. We have support vehicles around the course with friendly event crew who are there to help.
Riders are set off in small groups, your number is scanned at the start and at the finish, times are published on the website on the Monday following the event.

* Electronic Timing
* Feeding Station (approx half distance)
* Well Signed Routes
* GPS Downloads
* Downloadable Route Maps
* Support Vehicles
* Changing Rooms
* Toilets
* Ample Free Parking (tarmac, no muddy fields)
* Free Hot Drinks at the Start
* Free Hot Drinks and our Famous Fruit Cake at the Finish
* 2 Challenging Routes
* Gold, Silver and Bronze Standards
* Professional Photographer
* Bike Service
* Web Results Service
* Friendly Event Crew
* Riders Public Liability Insurance

* Event Commentator
* Riders Village

New features this year include an event commentator and a riders village. We have invited bike companies and local bike shops to come and set up a stall to sell and promote their products. Already signed up our Azione Carbon Bikes, Threadgolds Cycles, Neil Orrell Cycles, High 5 Nutrition


30 Miles
Bronze - time over 2:55:00
Silver - time under 2:55:00
Gold  - time under 2:25:00
60 Miles
Bronze - time over 4:50:00
Silver - time under 4:50:00
Gold - time under 4:08:00

30 Miles 15.00
60 Miles 20.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult

We are one of the few sportive events that do allow entries on the day if we have places

Entry on the day
30 Miles 20.00
60 Miles 25.00
Under 16'a free when accompanied by an adult

Under 16's must fill in an entry form in registration
Enter Online:

Opens 8.00 am and closes at 8.45am

Event Starts 9.00 am

Event HQ
Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane
SK12 1PU
See right hand column for map.
We use an Electronic Timing system that uses Barcodes, these are printed on your numbers. The numbers need to be attached to your handlebars, please do not obstruct the bar code with the cable ties and try an keep it as flat as possible

DO NOT attach the number to your head tube as we will not be able to scan it and you will not get a time. It should be attached to your handlebars.

Bike service is once again by SPORTIVE NATION who have a fabulous bike shop in Hazel Grove just a couple of miles from the event.

FEEDING STATIONThere will be a High 5 Feeding Station at approximately half distance on both routes

A start list will be posted on the website a couple of days before. It will speed up registration if you check your number in advance and ask for it at the signing on desk

Riders briefing will be posted on the website one week before the event. It will also be emailed out a couple of days before the event once all the on-line entries have closed.

There will be a professional photographer on the event who will be taking photographs of  riders, these will be available to purchase shortly after the event


30 mile route and 60 mile routes are now on STRAVA see right hand column for details. You can train around the circuit and be given an overall time as well as various segments along the route. See how you compare to other riders.

The routes will be marked with a black arrow on a fluorescent yellow back ground. The signs will be put up before the event. We have marshals that proceed the riders to check that they are in place. We also mark the roads with a temporary acrylic spray.

Along with the GPS files which can be download to your computers, Google Earth Fly Through Video, Interactive Maps on the website, Route Maps which can be downloaded and printed off and/or downloaded to your i phone and STRAVA


Event is organised by Team Torelli Cycling Club

In line with other Cyclosportive Events we do not offer refunds but if you are unable to ride you can transfer to one of our other events later in the year.

We are now on Twitter you can keep up to date with the latest news by following us. This can be helpful for any last minute changes we might have to make due to weather conditions or road works immediately prior to the event.

We are organising some club trips this year 2013 to various continental Sportives.T he first one is the Tour of Flanders usually held at the end of March early April. In the past we have just taken are own club riders over but this year we are opening it up to anyone who would like to join us. Places will be limited available of a first come first served basis.

We are planning to take a couple of Minibus's which will pick riders and bikes up from the Manchester Velodrome, we will travel down on the Thursday. On Friday morning we will go for a spin on the bikes to get the travelling out of them and pick up our numbers from registration. There should also be time to visit the Cycling Museum and cafe in Oudenaarde. Next day we tackle the event. We are planning to do the 140km event which starts and finishes in Oudenaarde.  On the Sunday we will watch the Pro race and on the Monday travel back to the UK. We should get back to Manchester about teatime. Full details will be announced shortly.

Entries are now open for the Tour of Flanders link below. Anyone interested in joining us on the trip needs to get in touch to book a seat on the bus. You also need to enter the event which will fill up very quickly and so will our bus. If you want to ride get signed up asasp there is  a link below to the website. Its also cheaper if you sign up early. As soon as we know the numbers etc we can book the accomodation and let you know the cost.

Event date 30th March

Tour of Flanders Website and registration

We are also looking at doing some trips to the Retro Ronde. Retro version of the Tour of Flanders in July. You will need and old bike and a old jersey. Fausto Coppi, Ronde Picard and a few more. We will keep you informed as soon as the details have been finalised.

Anyone interested in the trips if you contact me and I can send you the full details.