Cycling: 250 riders expected for Trent Valley 100

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Over 250 cyclists are set to descend on Gainsborough on 19th October to take part in the town’s first ever sportive cycling event, the Trent Valley 100.

Trent Valley Road Club have joined forces with East Coast Events to put on Gainsborough’s first sportive to enable riders of all abilities to experience the safety of an organized cycling event.

Starting from Trent Valley Academy in Gainsborough the event will have two courses on offer, a 100km ride and a 100 mile for those who are feeling more adventurous after a hard summer of training. The longer course puts up 3,000ft of climbing to get stuck in to.

A sportive is a relaxed non competitive event, where cyclists of all ages and abilities follow a route set by the organisers, in this case Matt from East Coast Events and volunteers from Trent Valley Road Club.

A statement from the club promised: “Fantastic routes, free on site parking, great feed stations, signs every half mile, even straight on arrows to confirm you are on the right road, fantastic support throughout, marshals riding with you to help out, a great atmosphere and a few good hills.”

“This is also a very exciting time for Trent valley road club as cyclists from all over the country are coming to take part, we hope this will be an annual event for the town.”

There are still places to ride.

For more information and entry details please visit or find Trent Valley Road Club on Facebook.

In other Trent Valley Road Club news James Vickers made a fantastic start to the sprint hill climb season on Saturday 4th October.

The local race ace finished first in the Lincolnshire Road Race Association’s annual sprint hill climb,and he took the county championship title by an eight second margin.