Sportives

HAMMER SPORTIVE 9th APRIL 2017

Three St Austell Wheelers ventured across the Tamar this weekend for the Hammer Sportive out of Salcombe. With 3 different routes to choose from you couldn’t escape the beautiful scenery, rolling hills ( and some flipping steep ones), all of which meandered through the sunny South Hams.

The event was really well organised and supported by over 110 riders making for a great atmosphere. Jez was “part time behind the scenes” but riding for Hammer Sports rather than SAW. Either way, sadly we didn’t have enough to make up the required 4 per team to compete for a team prize. However, we did ourselves proud ……

John Grills took on the Trip Hammer distance of 65km and came home in a very respectable 4th place (2:57) earning himself a well deserved gold standard. Deb tackled the mid distance route of the Steam Hammer (105km) and finished 2nd lady in 4:45 and 18th/60 also with a gold award whilst Chris Guest hammered his way around the Jack Hammer long course. By all accounts he came home 1st, but overnight slipped to 2nd place by the time the results were released! Not sure what happened there but his amazing time of 4 hrs 52 for 135km clearly put him on the podium and earned him his gold standard as well as a few beers. ( Last seen being lead astray in the rugby club (HQ) bar! )

Big thanks to Hammer for a superb day on the bike and an opportunity to explore roads, lanes, villages and vistas all of which were new to me. One to be recommended for your diaries next year.


The committee have taken the decision not to run the Club Sportive Challenge Trophy for the 2017 season. As riders are currently showing their enthusiasms for a variety of different cycling disciplines, it was felt that there would be insufficient entrants in Sportives alone to justify a points system and club competition. However, this shouldn’t deter you from entering and taking part in Sportives of your own choice. The Challenge Trophy may well make a return at a future date!

Below are a list of 2017 Sportives in the south west which may be of interest to you. There is a wealth of experience amongst our riders in these local events, so if you would like advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.

2017 DEVON AND CORNWALL SPORTIVES

The Jack Hammer and The Steam Hammer
http://www.hammersport.co.uk/events/detail/hammer-sportive
9 April
Salcombe, Devon
135 km or 105km
Entry£29:99

 

The Exmoor Beauty
http://www.exmoorbeauty.org/index.html
9 April
Tiverton, Devon
69 miles
Entry £25:00

 

Dartmoor Demon
29th April
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/cycling-weekly-dartmoor-demon-sportive/
Exeter Racecourse
90 / 50 / 35 miles
Entry £35 / £35 / £26
Eden Classic
http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/eden-classic-sportive-cycling-event
7th May
St Austell
100 miles /62 miles/ 35 miles
Entry £ 32 / £28 / £24
Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast


28th May
Penryn
100 miles 60 Miles or 38 Miles
Entry £40 /£35 /£30 Plus £100 sponsorship

The Smuggler

http://www.thesmugglersportive.co.uk

4th June
Barnstaple, North Devon
80 miles / 50 miles / 40 miles
Entry £30:00

Dartmoor Classic
http://www.dartmoorclassic.co.uk
2nd July
Newton Abbott, South Devon
107 Miles / 67 Miles / 35 miles
Sold Out. Waiting list in operation.

 

Trafalgar Way (Ultra Event)
15th July
http://ridethetrafalgarway.com/events/300-series
Falmouth to London
306 miles
£132
Moor 2 Sea
2nd September
http://www.moor2sea.co.uk
Exeter Racecourse / Dartmoor
180km /100km / 60km
£35 with price increase closer to the event

 

Coast and Clay
http://www.cornwallcoastandclay.co.uk/m.index.html
17th September
St Columb Major
100 miles /68 miles/44miles
Entry £27:50

 

Lands End 100

7th October

www.LE100.co.uk

Organiser: Just Events 

Marazion

100 miles / 100 Km / 45 miles

Entry £28:00

 

Hammer Martello

October ( date TBC)

Okehampton, Devon

http://www.hammersport.co.uk

160 Km / 110Km

Details TBC

 

Exmouth Exterminator
15th October
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-exmouth-ex-terminator-sportive/
89 /65 /34 miles
Entry £35 £/£35 /£26


 

Welcome to our Cyclosportive section where you will find Sportive reports , information about up and coming Sportives and results for the Club’s Sportive Challenge Trophy. We hope you enjoy.

The Sportive Challenge Trophy 2016

FINAL STANDINGS

1st Place Roger Eaves 23 points

2nd Place Chris Guest 14 Points

3rd Place Tim Styles 9 Points

1st Lady Deb Grills 13 Points

NAME

GOLD AWARDS 3 POINTS

SILVER AWARDS 2 POINTS

BRONZE AWARDS 1 POINT

TOTAL DISTANCE (MILES)

MPH SEASON PB

TOTAL POINTS

RANKING

 

MEN’S SPORTIVE TROPHY CHALLENGE

ROGER EAVES

7

1

 

988

17.9

23

1st

CHRIS GUEST

4

1

 

479

18.5

14

2nd

TIM STYLES

3

 

 

713

21.2

9

3rd

JEREMY MEADES

1

2

1

368

14.3

8

4th

ANTHONY GREEN

1

 

 

62

16.3

3

equal 5th

DOUG DUNCAN

1

 

 

84

13.8

3

equal 5th

ALEX HOFFEN

1

 

 

67

15.7

3

equal 5th

MICHAEL CRANE

 

1

 

71

15.7

2

equal 8th

STEVE JARVIS

 

1

 

71

15.6

2

equal 8th

MATT GROSE

 

 

1

107

14.1

1

equal 10th

CALLUM WALKER

 

 

1

107

13.0

1

equal 10th

PETE POTTER

 

 

1

101

12.0

1

equal 10th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S SPORTIVE TROPHY CHALLENGE

DEB GRILLS

2

3

2

485

16.1

13

1st

EMMA ROBERTS

1

 

 

100

15.4

3

2nd

               

HAMMER SPORTIVE GR. FONDO ( MARTELLO 100 MILES)  9th October 2016

Whilst the club hill climb dominated the weekend’s events news, a couple of us went across the border to England for the Hammer Martello. With it’s headquarters in Okehampton and a rolling route along pretty Devon lanes ( and a few rougher Cornish ones!), the Hammer team organised a great European feel “race event”.  The weather was perfect, the route clearly marked and the terrain proved to be an enjoyable 7500′ rolling profile. A total of 44 completed the longer Martello (160km) and 50 the shorter Chiodo (100km). It was also a team event but a minimum of 4 riders were needed to qualify so sadly, SAW didn’t feature here. However………

Chris Guest was in the lead group for much of the course and rode a seasons PB at an astounding 18.5 mph. He finished 8th in a time of 5 hours 24.10. Deb Grills also rode a PB at 16.1 mph finishing 1st lady in a time of 6 hours 12.55 . Both Deb and Chris earning their gold standards and 3 Sportive Challenge Trophy points a piece.

Thanks to Andrew Thompson, Lucy Thompson and Jez Meades of Hammer Sports for a cracking day out. Next year it’d be great to get SAW teams (mixed) for both the Martello and the Chiodo.


 

2016 SCT GUIDLINES

The 2016 Sportive season attracted a few more club riders this year and has generated a lot of fun and camaraderie at Sportives cross the South West.  It was great to see more club involvement at events close to home, including the Coast n Clay Sportive on our doorstep.Hopefully, this will be built on in 2017.

The 2016 Sportive season attracted a few more club riders this year and has generated a lot of fun and camaraderie at Sportives cross the South West.  It was great to see more club involvement at events close to home, including the Coast n Clay Sportive on our doorstep.Hopefully, this will be built on in 2017.

The committee have decided to make the winning of the Sportive Challenge Trophies more encompassing so that credit is given for the number of events an individual completes as well as their personal achievement. Gold Silver and Bronze award standards being used where the Sportive organiser allocates them and the following to be used by SAW for those events without.

MEN: GOLD 16.0 mph SILVER 14.5 mph BRONZE <14.5 mph
LADIES: GOLD 15.0 mph SILVER 13.5 mph BRONZE < 13.5 mph

Each award attracts points (Gold 3, Silver 2 and Bronze 1).

The end of season trophies will be awarded to those with the highest points / ranking. Prizes are allocated for 1st 2nd and 3rd in the Men’s and 1st in the Women’s. At the end of the year, if two riders have the same points, the one with the fastest speed (MPH seasons PB) will be awarded the higher ranking. The final date for qualifying events is 16th October 2016.

If you would like to be included in the leaderboard you need to send in your event details to Deb Grills (Sportive Challenge Administrator) debjohngrills@gmail.com , post on the club Facebook page or private msg me. Include the following: –
Name and Date of Event
Distance (minimum of 60 miles)
Official total time as recorded by the event organisers
Award (Gold, Silver, Bronze) if allocated.
(Nb SAW’s own time standards will be applied to allocate your Gold / Silver / Bronze where events don’t provide you with one)

The 2016 challenge is being supported by Etixx so you can look forward to some great additional prizes at the end of year awards!

 


 

COAST & CLAY SPORTIVE 18 September 2016

In it’s second year, this local event, hosted at St Columb, was named by British Cycling as “One of the top 16 best British Sportives to ride in 2016”. As a consequence, participation doubled from year 1 to 500 riders in year 2. On offer were 4 different distances / routes including 17 miles, 44 miles, 71 miles and the longest 101 miles. The Wheelers turn out was most probably at an all time high with 6 completing the Extreme 101 ( Chris, Roger, Jeremy, Steve G, Pete and Deb) and 2 taking on the Epic 71 ( Steve Jarvis and Mike Crane). Apologies if I have missed anyone.

Cornish sunshine was in abundance for a change, and with only very light winds it made for near perfect riding conditions. Most of our riders congregated early ( except for Jez who had a nice lie in) for a photo call with Phil Liggett and to collect their Etixx gels to supplement refuelling on route. Arguably, these were superfluous to requirement if you intended to stop at the very well stocked feed stations. However, they may have been of use to Chris and Rog who slowed for no one and stopped for nothing, as their intention of being early finishers was paramount. Pete and I had other ideas and enjoyed the bountiful supplies at each and every feed station. The latter of which being the soon to open Clive Mitchell Store @ Summercourt where a quick gear tune up for our Chairman set him up for the final onslaught and the remaining 25 miles.

Whilst the routes covered roads with which we are all familiar, it was a delight to enjoy the quiet country lanes as far as Constantine Bay in the north to Ruan Lanihorne in the south. The signage was superb and getting lost was not an option. The Rotary volunteers did a terrific job marshalling and provided welcome words of encouragement on hills such as Mawgan Porth close to the finish.

All in all a most enjoyable day on the bike. For me it was the longest in both time and distance and I suspect for Pete it was an endurance challenge on his ears! Thanks for your company Mr Chairman. For Roger it was a podium 3rd place in an awesome time of 5hours 39 mins. For all of SAW it was a fine exhibition of good riding showing we can do more than TT.

Deb

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The Sportive Challenge Trophy 2015

Congratulations! 2015 season is complete.

Recipients of the Sportive Challenge Trophy will be:

Will Hatton (Gold)

Alex Hoffen (Silver)

Jeremy Meades (Bronze)

The Sportive Challenge Trophy is open to any club member who completes Sportives in the current year with a minimum distance of 60 miles. All you have to do is ride the sportive and send in your distance, Award Category and overall time (not just your ride time) and we will do the rest. The fastest average speed in any Award Category will count.

The 2015 results are:

Forename Surname Age Category Event Award Avg Speed (mph)
Will Hatton 18-39 Dartmoor Classic Grande Gold 17.20
Chris Guest 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Grande Gold 17.12
Courtney Hazzard   Wales Velothon   16.76
Callum Walker 18-39 Dartmoor Classic Grande Gold 16.59
Alex Hoffen 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Grande Silver 15.74
Andrew Parr 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Grande Silver 15.73
Jon Trudgeon 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Grande Silver 15.73
Nick Campbell 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Grande Silver 15.24
Dean Vincent 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Medio Silver 14.62
Doug Duncan 50-59 Dartmoor Classic Grande Silver 14.58
Jeremy Meades 60-69 The Dragon Ride Bronze 12.98
Oliver Udy 18-39 Dartmoor Classic Grande Bronze 12.83
Andrew Street 50-59 Dartmoor Classic Grande Bronze 12.48
Stephen Gibson 50-59 Dartmoor Classic Grande Bronze 12.23
Simon Johnson 40-49 Dartmoor Classic Medio   10.36
           

Gold Award

A rider must complete a sportive at Gold standard.

Silver Award

A rider must complete a sportive at Silver standard.

Bronze Award

A rider must complete a sportive at Bronze standard.

Calculations

Riders submit their times and distances to the Club. The ride time is the time taken from the start to the finish and includes both riding time and stops. The ride time is the official time calculated by the sportive organiser.

The Club calculates the average speed (mph) for each ride submitted. Riders with equal average speed will have their speeds calculated to the next decimal point until a clear distinction between average speeds occurs. For example, 2 riders with an average speed of 18 mph – the calculation is repeated to the next decimal point – Rider A’s speed is 18.4 mph and Rider B speed is 18.7 – the Rider B moves above Rider A. If still a tie, calculate to the next decimal point and so on.

Results

The fastest average speed at Gold will win the SAW Sportive Challenge Trophy (Gold).

The fastest average speed at Silver will win the SAW Sportive Challenge Trophy (Silver).

The fastest average speed at Bronze will win the SAW Sportive Challenge Trophy (Bronze).

Ladies Trophy fastest average speed for a completed ride classified as Gold, Silver or Bronze.

Trophy winners cannot collect more than one trophy.


Sportives coming up

Search for and enter your favourite sportive at the British Cycling Sportives page.

Also, in my experience, UK Cycling Events are well organised and signed events with good feed stations – more at http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/

Don’t forget the Cycling Weekly Series as well – more information at http://events.cyclingweekly.co.uk/