This was the third sportive I have entered and was organised by Evans Cycles as one of their “Ride-It” events.
I opted for the short route (30 miles) when I booked this as I expected it may be cold and/or wet. I was completely wrong, it was probably one of the hotest days of the year.
The route was well signed and pleasant, mostly along country lanes, with the climb up Ditchling Beacon after 15 miles.
As it was so hot I was glad when I finished and could get out of the sun. I was also pleased with my time of 1 hour 49 minutes 9 seconds (16.49 mph average).