Last Sunday I entered my first cyclosportive event, the Reigate Sportive organised by Southern Sportive.
A sportive is an organised cycling event designed to target your own goals. The Reigate event had three distances (full, mid and short), each with gold, silver and bronze time bands. I opted for the mid route (101km / 62Miles). Electronic tags were provided for the timing along with two checkpoints on route which also provided much needed food and drink.
The event was very well organised and well signed throughout, no need to refer to the map. The weather was also very good. Hardly any wind and the sun was out. If anything it was too hot.
I was pleased when finished the event in 3 hours 55 minutes (silver band).