Here's an email that I received from Keswick YHA about a Sportive they are organising. It clashes with Ludo's ride on 7th September but I thought some people may be interested:
YHA Keswick has organized its premier 100km sportive as part of the nationwide ‘YHA Day’, with the money raised from the event going to the YHA’s charity, ‘Breaks for Kids’. This organisation enables financially disadvantaged children to take part in school trips and other opportunites they would otherwise be unable to experience.
The course incorporates honister pass and includes a lot of lesser-used roads around Cumbria. The sportive has been classified as grade 3 by britishcycling.org.uk with an overall ascent of around 1400m.
It would be amazing to see teams from cycling clubs around the region both near and far represent themselves at this event, so Eden Valley Cycling Club are formally invited and the more members that can make it the better! We are anticipating a great turnout for our first sportive.
Details for you:
Date: September 7th
Start Time: 7:30am
Start/Finish location: YHA Keswick
Race Page: http://tinyurl.com/mvcnmxs
Course details: Well signposted and marshalled, with a half-way feeding station and mechanical support all provided.
Entry includes finishers goody bag, hot meal at YHA Keswick and free YHA membership.
Places are available at a first come first serve basis so if you are interested, book soon and please pass these details on to as many of your members as possible!
I have attached a pdf of our advertisement along with a pdf of the route map and elevation profile. If there are any other questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon,
YHA Ambleside Team Member (and amateur cyclist)