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" essendy.com
Daves mobile number can be accessed by registered website members through his profile page here
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
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.....
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
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