Cycle Sportive FAQ

Are helmets compulsory?2019-01-12T17:22:17+00:00

Helmets are compulsory.

Are tri bars allowed?2019-01-12T17:22:24+00:00

As tri bars are road legal, they are allowed on our sportives.

How fit do I have to be?2019-01-12T17:22:36+00:00

We recommend training in preparation for our events so that you are able to ride the distance.

How long do I have to finish the sportive?2019-02-19T10:20:41+00:00

All details of finish times can be found on the events pages. Further information will also be sent out in the pre-event pack 1 week prior to the event.

Is a sportive the same as a race?2019-01-12T17:19:45+00:00

A sportive is not a race.

Is the event on open roads?2019-01-12T16:35:31+00:00

All of our sportives are ridden on open roads. You must follow the highway code at all times.

What does my entry fee get me?2019-01-26T17:17:10+00:00
  • A fully signposted route
  • A stocked feed station along the route
  • A finisher gift
  • Support from first aiders
  • Broom wagon support
  • 3rd party event insurance
What is the minimum age of entry?2019-01-06T22:01:11+00:00

Minimum entry age on the date of the event is 18 years old.

What kind of bike should I ride?2019-01-06T22:04:06+00:00

You can ride any bike you choose so long as it is road legal and road worthy. Road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are all fine so long as you can complete the chosen distance in the time allocation.

What should I do in case of minor accident or emergency?2019-01-12T17:22:30+00:00

In case of medical emergency, always dial 999 and ask for the relevant service. For minor accidents, call our support number and we will advise you on the location of our nearest support.

What should I wear?2019-01-13T21:49:27+00:00

Your clothing should be comfortable and adequate for the conditions. Northern weather can be inconsistent so we recommend a light packable waterproof for all rides.

When will I receive my pre-event information?2019-01-12T17:22:42+00:00

Pre-event information packs will be sent to your email inbox 1 week prior to the event. If you have not received this, please check your spam/junk folders.

Will the course be signed?2019-01-12T16:33:07+00:00

The route will be fully waymarked. More details will be sent in your pre-event information pack.

Will the sportive be timed?2019-07-21T18:49:35+00:00

As the sportive is not a race, no time will be offered by BST Sporting Events. However, a Strava segment will be available for those wishing to know their time.

Further questions…

If you have any further questions about our events, please use our contact page or email us direct at enquiries@bstsportingevents.co.uk