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    Rutland Cicle Tour Sportive Taster Route

       Words by Harry Archer

       on 12/03/2018 09:21:32


    For one weekend every April the hills and lanes of Rutland and Leicestershire come alive with sound of whizzing carbon, churning gears and laboured breathing and one of the biggest cycling races in the UK descends on the region – the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic.

    An internationally-recognised event, the CiCLE Classic draws over 30 professional teams including some of the top cycling teams in the country. There are also a number of European teams ready to do battle on the unique terrain that Rutland offers. With a blend of wide roads around Rutland Water, together with narrow and treacherous farm tracks more reminiscent of the Spring Classic races found in northern France and Belgium, the race has a very special character which makes it one of the toughest days out for the pros – and one of the best days out for a spectator.

    How To Get Involved

    Fancy tackling the same roads as the pros? The Rutland CiCLE Tour sportive departs from Giant Store Rutland Water at Normanton on Saturday 21st April, the day before the main race.

    Enter now >>>

    Run by ITP Events and with three distances, the routes are carefully planned to provide you with the best cycling routes Rutland has to offer, incorporating quiet, picturesque and challenging terrain. The 58-mile route is ideal for those new to cycling and cyclo-sportives, but still hard enough to provide a personal challenge. The toughest challenges come from the 80- and 105-mile options, which feature the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland, but also neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the long route has almost 5000 feet of climbing and includes views of Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Eyebrook Reservoir and the impressive Harringworth Viaduct.

    All routes are on-road and there are several feed stations, plus post-event food, electronic timing, mechanical support and an event medal included in the £32 entry fee. Sign up at here.


    WIN a Giant Neos Track cycle computer

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    Giant Neos Track GPS Computer

    Sign up for the Rutland CiCLE Tour and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a Giant Neos Track GPS bike computer, worth £149.99. With 33 hours of battery life, breadcrumb navigation and ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity, you can plan a great day on the bike without losing your bearings, all while keeping an eye on those key stats.

    • Colour - Black
    • Battery - Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
    • Battery Life - 30 Hours
    • Weight - 78g

    It's All About The Bike...

    If you’ve got the CiCLE Tour, or any other sportive, in your sights this year, you’ll need a decent road bike to tackle the challenge. Over the longer distances and rolling terrain of the CiCLE Tour, your best bet could be an endurance-oriented road bike like the Giant Defy Advanced or women’s Liv Avail.

    Designed for longer days in the saddle, this style of road bike offers a more relaxed geometry and builds a little more comfort into the frame, so you can eat up the miles. With lower, wider-ranging gears – usually with a compact front chainset and larger spread of gears at the rear – you’ll have ample gearing to tackle even the toughest hills Rutland has to offer. And once you’ve done the uphill, you get to enjoy the downhill! With most bikes of this style these days, you’ll find disc brakes to provide better stopping power and modulation.

    Guide To Endurance Road Bikes > Race Bike Guide >Road Bike Guide >

    With the UK’s biggest and best demo bike fleet and over 200 demo models, Rutland Cycling can give you the chance to test ride a new bike before parting with your hard-earned cash. Rutland’s Giant Store at Normanton has the full 2018 Defy Advanced and Liv Avail ranges available to demo, 7 days a week – give the store a call on 01780 720888 to book a demo. Furthermore, should you wish to hire a bike to use in the event,then contact Giant Store Rutland as early as possible due to the limited number of bikes available for this purpose.

    The Route

    To get a taster for what kinf of roads you'll be covering on the Rutland CiCLE Tour, ITP Events have put together a 44-mile taster ride, departing from Giant Store Rutland. It’s a picturesque route, with some challenging sections around Lyddington, Launde and Brooke, so be sure to pace yourself and take plenty of energy food and drink with you. Enjoy the ride!


    Find your nearest Rutland Cycling store

    You can browse the entire Road Bike range online, or you can get your hands on it in your nearest Rutland Cycling store. For further information on the Cicle Tour, visit the Giant Store Rutland (the race starting point) where our lovely staff will be on hand to offer up experiences of the race and help you enter or find a new bike for the big day.





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