Looking for some advice on the Fred Whitton Sportive , I used to be a gnarly , stoked , cool (Shite , lazy , red route) mountain biker. I broke my collar bone and wanted to get fit and bought a road bike and trebled my yearly miles. In the same time I became a superfit , lean and multi skilled cyclist (non lethargic , podgy and can hop potholes)roadie.
Anyhoo I've done a few Sportive's and average over 4000 miles a year but a mate has recommended trying for the Fred Whitton lottery in December .
Now I did the tour of Lauder which was a challenging 89 miles with 6,000 climbing in under 6 hr's . I could have knocked off a half an hour If I wasn't being such a socialite.
So too summarise is the Fred Whitton for elite roadies or a total slogfest.... ?