Well I rode the event and thought it was great.
Non of this 'make a load of money for profit BS and oh here's a little % for charity', like most Sportive's seem to be. Yeah I know they're done to make money but this was for the community All the money raised went to the Bradwell Pre School and all those that organised the event are directly involved. The feed stops were laden with home Made cake, biscuits and flapjack, as was the finish, along with soup, rolls, tea and coffee. Lots of smiley chatty people genuinely pleased that you've taken part.
Not one for riding a lot of road I thought I'd give it a bash for a change, set a personal target of 4 - 4.5 hrs. I finished the 78k route in 3hrs 36min, so was very pleased with myself for that, totally unexpected. Chatted with a few guys on the route and just rode at a comfortable pace. The worst hill for me was prob Stoney, it just seemed to go on and on, I was dreading Winnats but tbh it's not that bad.
Anyway like I said I thought it was a great event and well organised for their first one, I for sure would return next year or whenever they do another. A big thanks (again) to those that organised and took part in it.