Sunday 9th February – Cheshire Mini Sportif ; 60 miles (£20) or 30 miles (£15).
Event starts at 0900hrs. Location: Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane Poynton Cheshire SK12 1PU.
Both routes are relatively flat with a few bumps in them to keep it interesting. Well signed routes, feed station half way round. Free hot drinks and cake at end.
Sunday 23rd March – Cobbler Classic Sportif, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Routes – 81 miles (£25), 65 miles (£25) and 38miles (£17) routes. Prices are after 17% price reduction (if booked before 12th January).
This early season sportive is made up of rolling hills and can be described as flowing allowing riders to keep a good pace. There are no significant hills.