England : Worcestershire Droitwich Sunday Sportive 2021

Dan77

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Location
Worcester
Droitwich Cycling Sunday Sportive
Sunday 4th July, 2021

Very handy as I live just down the road. Great place to start/finish with really good facilities. Cafe, home made ice cream, beer, etc.

This is my target for next summer and something to aim for. I want to do the 104km route which I believe will be achievable as I have already gone as far as 82km on my hybrid and the endurance road bike is due to arrive end of November.

3 available distances with the 104km being the longest and they don't appear to be too difficult from the write up, although routes have yet to be released. We do have some nice quiet roads near us though, especially if heading south.
 

13 rider

Guru
Location
leicester
It's good to have a target through winter to keep getting out riding . As for the distance you should be fine having already done 80km+
Good luck
 

C R

Veteran
Location
Worcester
Droitwich Cycling Sunday Sportive
Sunday 4th July, 2021

Very handy as I live just down the road. Great place to start/finish with really good facilities. Cafe, home made ice cream, beer, etc.

This is my target for next summer and something to aim for. I want to do the 104km route which I believe will be achievable as I have already gone as far as 82km on my hybrid and the endurance road bike is due to arrive end of November.

3 available distances with the 104km being the longest and they don't appear to be too difficult from the write up, although routes have yet to be released. We do have some nice quiet roads near us though, especially if heading south.
That looks interesting. Hopefully covid will be a distant memory by then.
 

SteffieLou

Regular
I’ve been thinking about this one as it’s not a million miles away from me but I can’t find a map of the route anywhere. It’s the elevation I wanted to look at really. I’d be looking at short route but possibly the middle distance, I’m not up to the full 105km just yet.
 
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Dan77

Dan77

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Location
Worcester
I’ve been thinking about this one as it’s not a million miles away from me but I can’t find a map of the route anywhere. It’s the elevation I wanted to look at really. I’d be looking at short route but possibly the middle distance, I’m not up to the full 105km just yet.
The route doesn't appear to have been announced yet but it does say it's reasonably flat with a couple of gentle hills.

There's lots of time before July to get the endurance up and see which distance you can take on. I only started riding in May after 20+ years of no exercise and have only been doing any significant mileage since July. I managed a ride on my hybrid of 82km in September and would have continued on to 100km if I didn't have time constraints. Depends how much training you are able to fit in among other things.
 

C R

Veteran
Location
Worcester
I’ve been thinking about this one as it’s not a million miles away from me but I can’t find a map of the route anywhere. It’s the elevation I wanted to look at really. I’d be looking at short route but possibly the middle distance, I’m not up to the full 105km just yet.
The area around Droitwich is substantially flat, only some short inclines, but nothing spectacular. I wouldn't expect the route to be particularly taxing, as any of the local significant climbs are some distance away.
 

gavgav

Guru
I could be tempted by this one, if the Covid situation is better, having lived down Worcester way previously and a number of friends in the Worcester/Droitwich area.
 
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