Cycle Derby Sportive – Spring Classic
28 April 2019
From the organiser
Three distances are on offer, all of which take in Derbyshire and Leicestershire's fantastic scenery, on mainly quiet roads heading out as far as Cannock Chase on the 160km route, whilst the 80km and 40km routes take in country lanes around Tutbury, Needwood Thurvaston and Dalbury.
Event number with inbuilt timing chipRoute maps with emergency hotline numberDownloadable route mapsFeed stations with water, bananas, flapjack, fruit cake, sausage rollsEn route medical and mechanical supportBroom wagonPost ride hot meal and drink at The Wolf HutFinishers medalEvent instructionsFree event photograph
The Spring Classic sportive offers three distances covering South Derbyshire and Staffordshire with the 160km route heading up and over Cannock Chase. Event HQ is the Craft Village at Markeaton Park where riders will sign on before the ride and return to a lively atmosphere with hot food and drink provided by The Wolf Hut.Please visit the below links to see the course maps.South 40km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/388049South 80km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/384958South 160km – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/394415
Registration and number/chip collection for the sportive rides are at the following times:Saturday 27th April: 14:00 to 18:00 We would strongly recommend you pick your race pack up on Saturday as it will save you some time on Sunday.Sunday 28th April:160km riders: 07:15 - 07:45 (Start time 08:00)80km riders: 08:00 - 08:45 (Start time 09:00)40km riders: 09:00 - 09:45 (Start time 10:00)Family ride 09:30 - 10:00 (Start time 10:15)When you arrive just give your surname and the distance you are riding so the marshals can find your number. Please check that you receive the following at registration:1. Laminated rider number with transponder and cable ties2. Wristband 3. Route maps and instructions
Car ParkingMundy Play Centre and Craft Village Car Parks are the official car parks for the event and can be accessed from Markeaton Lane. Car parking charges (current as of April 2018) 2 hours £2.20, 4 hours £3.60 Max £4.70Approx 700 spaces Sat Nav DE22 4NHNo height restriction barrier.
Recommended equipment:Water bottles for your bike, sunscreen, waterproofs, additional nutritional snacks, mobile phone, extra clothing, money or cash card, any personal medication and any appropriate tools and spares.
Spectators are welcome at any of the feed stations to watch riders come and go; there's a great buzz in our Event Village at Markeaton Park so come on down and cheer the riders on first thing in the morning, or welcome them back at the end of their ride in the afternoon.
Volunteers help make this event happen. If you volunteer for the event you may find yourself registering cyclists, handing out food at a feed station or handing out medals to cyclists who have finished their ride. Just get in contact (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are available from 08:00 - 13:00 or 13:00 - 18:00 on Sunday 28th April and the event organizers will find a job for you.All volunteers are fully briefed before starting their job, and will be given a hi-vis vest, food, drink and any event freebies that are left over. Volunteers also get a free entry into another Duffo event.
Are there any cut-off times?All riders must be finished riding by 18:00Are there any age limits for this event?No, there are no age limits