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B&DCC Sportive Activities

B&DCC have an active Sportive element in the club , 2012 will bring participation in several events and the members tend to ride & fly the flag as a group

The club Sportive Secretary is Dave Martin and any enquiries about participation in Sportives can be handled expertly by this Sportive veteran of such rides as the London to Paris

Dave can be contacted via e-mail at dave "at"

Daves mobile number can be accessed by registered website members through his profile page here

2012 Sportive Participation

For 2012 the club has picked out several sportive events to focus on...

These are listed in date order below, and where hyperlinked these will take you to a forum post where you can see who else from the club might be participating and you can can perhaps share transport

25th March        Cheshire Cat Sportive              102 miles, 76 miles or 47 miles

22nd April         Three Shires Sportive              100km , Buxton

29th April          Midland Monster                     73 miles or 103 miles

12th May           Lincoln Grand Prix sportive      55 miles, 75 miles, or 92 miles

May 27th           Wiggle Tour of the Peak           50 miles, 65 miles or 100 miles

More to follow, hyperlink updates will happen soon...

A comprehensive calendar for the whole year can be seen on British Cycling's web site here

2009 Sportive Round Up

The Bolsover and District Cycling Club has been represented in a number of rides that have raised funds for charity, often via numerous sportive events: 

In March of this year members of the club found their stroke (or was it had a stroke!) in tackling The Cheshire Cat Sportive.  They may have wailed their way up and been bitten by The Mow Cop mile..             

.....and clawed up the cobbles at Alderley Edge..but there was purring over some of the views.....

In April The White Horse Challenge was met.  OK, climbing the chalk white steeds of the Wiltshire landscape did prove to be challenging but the charge along the top certainly fettled the locks.

And in May The Midland Monster, while proving itself to be of aquatic form on the day, was successfully tamed. 

Our club also showed up on The Bike Radar Live sportive. It went Flat Out in the Fens and bounded along The London To Brighton run.  Unfortunately, the carnage that occurred on The Tour of the Peak included one of our members.  But, displaying true Bolsover and District determination, he picked himself up, checked the bike, then himself and carried on. 


Overall, 2009 has seen us getting out there and taking part.  It is also a cheery thought to note that all the riders returned with times that were at least average, often better, and, more importantly, in one piece ready to have another go.  Indeed, some have already signed up for events in 2010

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