Winter Sportive Series

Winter Sportive Series
Winter Sportive Series

Friday, 30 September 2011



Next Event Sunday 26th Feb.

Online Entries Are Now Closed

The North West Winter Series is 2 mini Sportives designed to get you fit for the start of the 
season Venue for both events will be held at Poynton Leisure Centre. Events will be approx. 50 miles we will also have a shorter option approx 30 miles.

The Winter Series is designed to get you fit for the new season. Both events will give riders a chance to test their fitness levels before the Sportive season kicks off proper.

Our events are open to everybody. You don't have to be in a club just to like riding a bike. Anyone can turn up on the day and do the ride. We are one of the few events to actively encourage entry on the day as long as we have places.

The events are organised by Team Torelli cycling club organisers of the Jodrell Bank Sportives and Tour of the Pennines.


In answer to all the emails we have been recieving. Yes we do take entries on the day. Please get there early as we always get a lot especially if the weather is fine, it will help us to get  you through registration. You can download an entry form and a route card and bring it along on the day.


12/02/2012 Winter Sportive Series Event 1

26/02/2012 Winter Sportive Series Event 2


We have kept the costs to a minimum, entry fee will be just 15.00

We will also be accepting entries on the day which will be 20.00
(please get there early as we always get a lot of entries on the day)

Please download an entry form and route card and bring it along on the day.


Route Cards are now ready to download.


Winter Series – Event 1 12/02/2012

Winter Series – Event 2  26/02/2012

EVENT 1 12/02/2012

27 miles

50 miles

Event 2 26/02/2012

27 miles

55  miles


* Electronic Timing
* Feeding Station (approx half distance)
* Well Signed
* GPS Downloads
* Downloadable Route Maps (ready to download)
* Support Vehicles
* Changing Room
* Ample Parking (tarmac, no muddy fields)
* Free Hot Drinks and Cake at the Finish
* Challenging Routes
* Gold, Silver and Bronze Standards

Opens 8.00 am and closes at 8.45am

Event Starts 9.00 am until 9.30

Event HQ
Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane

There is plenty of parking, please follow the Leisure Centres Staff who will direct you.

SPORTIVE NATION a new bicycle shop opening in Hazel Grove in March will be attending and will able to providing servicing for the event.


The next event the 26th of February we are pleased to announce that Chris Meads will be covering the event. Chris is not only a great photographer but also a cyclist so knows what it takes to get a great shot. Phots will be available to be purchased from his website after the event.


Results will be listed on the website on the Monday following the event


We will be awarding Gold, Silver and Bronze standards to each finisher based on your times.

Event 1
27 Mile Route
Gold Standard time less than 1hr 56 minutes
Silver Standard ltime ess than 2 hour 15 minutes
Bronze Standard time over 2 hours 15 minutes

50 Mile Route
Gold Standard time less than 3 hrs 40 mintues
Silver Standard time less than 4 hrs 15 minutes
Bronze Standard time over 4 hrs 15 minutes

Event 2

27 Mile Route
55 Mile Route

Electronic Timing

We have our own Electronic Timing system which uses Barcodes which are printed on your numbers. The numbers need to be attached to your handlebars, please do not obstruct the bar code with the cable ties.

DO NOT attach the number to your head tube as we will not be able to scan it and you will not get a time. It should be attached to your handlebars.


A start list will be posted on the website a couple of days before. It will speed up registration if you check your number in advance and ask for it at the signing on desk.

The event is held under British Cycling Cyclosportive Rules. A cyclosportive is a non-competitive event.


The routes will be marked with a black arrow on a fluorescent yellow back ground. The signs will be put up before the event. We have marshals that proceed the riders to check that they are in place. We also mark the roads with a temporary acrylic spray.

Along with the GPS files which can be download to your computers, Google Earth Fly Through Video, Interactive Maps on the website, Route Maps which can be downloaded and printed off and/or downloaded to your i phone THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR GETTING LOST


WINTER SPORTIVE  26th March 2012

HQ - Poynton leisure Centre Yew Tree lane Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1PU

Registration opens at 8.00 until 8.45

In registration your name will be on the start sheets on the tables. Look for your name and number.
You will be given your number . You do not need to sign anything. You have already signed on during the online entry system

If you are entering on the day you need to download an entry form and the revelent Route Card. Bring the completed form signed and with the correct fee to ON THE DAY registration desk. You will be given a number.

Numbers must be attached to your handlebars for timing purposes. If your number is not on your handlebars you may be missed from the results.

Plesase do not attach the number to your head tube or obstruct the barcode as we will not be able to scan it and you will not get a time.

Start Time - 9.00 am until 9.30 riders can start anytime within the 1/2 hour. 

RESULTS - Results will be posted on the website on Monday

There is a large car park at the Poynton Leisure Centre and also next door at the school.
You will be directed by the Leisure Centre Staff.


Participents take part in the event at entirley at their own risk.

Participents should follow instructions from the marshals

The ride is run under British Cycling Cyclosportive Rules.

Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.

You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction. 

This is a great circuit and we would like to use it again next year. Please show courtesy and respect for other road users. A cheery wave and a smile works

There are toilets at the start and finish. There are also Public toilets around the circuit.

The route is marked by signage. A black arrow on an Flourescent yellow background.We wil be marking the roads with a yellow arrow. We also have a support vehicle that proceeds the riders replacing missing signs. Hopefully we can keep everyone on track. 

ROUTE CARDS are available to download off the website. You can also download them onto your phone. There are interactive maps on the website to familarise yourself with the route. We also have downloadable GPS files available from the Bikeroute toaster website. 


It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course. Participants are required to carry traditional map based route instructions.

All competitors are advised to wear a safety helmet to ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards

You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call. 

Having a mobile phone with you on the ride is encouraged. It is usefull if you get lost or need to be picked up by the support vehicles 

Torelli Cycling Club will provide fluid and food at designated feed stations. This is intended only as a top up. You are encouraged to take enough
food and fluid for the full distance of the event.

The roads around Cheshire are in the main very good quality however there are pot holes in places due to the winter weather please look out for them. If you are riding in a group shout out warnings to the riders behind.

Most of the route is on quiet country lanes. After the thaw there will be grit and mud in places. Heavy tyres and mudguards are advised as well as extra caution.

There are two feeding stations one at approx. 15 miles. It is intended for the riders doing the 30 mile route. At the feeding station the 30 mile route riders TURN LEFT and head back to Poynton.
Riders on the 55 mile route TURN RIGHT. Their feeding station is in Lach Dennis opposite the Three Greyhounds Public House at half distance.

Under 18's must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride. 

It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality 
cases of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry enough food, drink, money and extra clothing to complete the ride being under taken, 
taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions. 

There are support vehicles on the ride. If you need to be picked up call the organisers tel: number below.

Mechanical failure or cannot continue. You can also stop at the feeding stations if you have any problems and they will bring you back to the HQ.

Marshals are there to help they are not allowed to stop the traffic you are responsable for your own actions at junctions throughout the ride.

Organisation Phone Number Tel: 07583234531

In case of an emergency please ring 999

There is Free Hot Drinks and Cake after the event.

I would just like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable ride.