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International sportives May 2016 the 46th Nove Colli in Cesanatico

International sportives May 2016 the 46th Nove Colli in Cesanatico

Andrew and Luca report there excursion to Italy. This is Luca's 15th ride in this event!


Chiltern 100 Gran and Medio, Mash Up, and Little Lumpy sportives

Several sportives took place on he weekend of 15th May 2016.

Here are the reports from our riders at these events:

Chiltern 100 sportives

Paul Gray rode the Gran Fondo
“On Sunday I did the Chiltern Hundred Sportive, having done this a few times now I know what to expect with it’s challenging route of going up or down nearly all the peaks of the Chilterns, which strangely seems to suit me well.

Hampshire Hilly Hundred 8th May 2016

Year on year this event has consistently attracted riders from the club

Hampshire Hilly 100
Ranjit Bahra reports:

Spring Onion, Surrey Hills Cyclone, and Battle of Bradfield sportives March 2016

Paul East reports:
"I didn't see Ranjit this time but the two events did come together on occasions.
I used The Spring Onion as a practice for the upcoming May Mash Up as it is part of the course. It was 65 miles but with plenty of hills from the off culminating with Combe Lane near the end and then a fast sprint back to the finish at Cobham. I finished 35th of 230 in 3:47:12 for silver standard."

Ranjit Bahra reports:
"On Sunday 20th March I rode the Epic distance (85 miles/5590 feet) of Surrey Hills Cyclone sportive (UKCE/Cycling Weekly).

RCC Torture 40 2016

RCC are presenting their annual Torture 40 challenge on Sunday 10th April 2016 at 0900 am. It’s been described as a mini Marmotte due to the hills, and Reading’s Paris / Roubaix due to the time of year, and the possible conditions!!! This is open to both RCC members and non-members.

As last year we will be using Strava to carry out timings, but this is not a race. However, there is a ‘King of the Mountains’ (KOM) prize for 1st claim RCC members based on the lowest agregate time on four of the Strava segments on major climbs.