FLAT N FAST 100 - Saturday 2nd June 2018

For those of you that are new to Sportives, they are strictly non-competitive in their style and allow riders of all abilities to ride a safely way marked route, have support on hand and include places to stop, have a rest, a drink and something to eat.

The ‘Flat n Fast 100’ is the perfect beginning to our 100 series. The course lends itself to both new riders trying to achieve a personal best in distance and the more experienced riders can achieve a personal best 100 mile time. Could be considered a great time trial course? We do allow Time Trial bikes, aero bars etc, in fact we do allow all bikes types as agreed by our insurer.

The other thing we like to do is feed you well. At registration we give you a large flapjack from ‘Dorset Flapjacks’ (480 cal approx!) and a pack of Haribo. Once you get to the first feed station, there’s a packed lunch, a selection of teas or coffee and plenty of SIS electrolyte. If you’re on the 100 mile route the second feed station has teas and coffee, cake, fruit more Haribo and SIS, so you should be able to stay the distance!

The start HQ has plenty of car parking space, changing and shower facilities and will feature some good local cycling stands for you to browse over as well as refreshments by the Coffee Stop.

Whichever route you choose, the choice doesn’t need to be made until the split point of the ride. We use a timing system with checkpoints so that if you started with intention of doing the 100km and you’re feeling strong, you can still decide to do the 100 miler if you wish and vice versa, we like a relaxed atmosphere for this. As all of our events do, this event shares the first part of the course for all routes but Flat n Fast finishes on the same last section too, so we will have a great atmosphere.

New for 2018 is the ‘short’ route of 25 Miles, this route doesn’t have a feed stop on the road but the price includes hot food and a cuppa on return.

There will be free photos to download from Adie’s Photography, a top local cycling photographer.

We hope that after you’ve tried the Flat n Fast 100 you’ll be hooked on our value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.

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Tickets: From £15
Online entry closes at midnight on 1st June.
Before entering any of our events, please read our
Sportive Rules, Terms & Conditions

Event HQ

Trinity Academy
Church Balk
Thorne
DN8 5BY
(Just 5 minutes off the M18 Jct 6)

Itinerary

6.30 AM – Parking Opens
6.45 AM – Registration Opens
7.25AM – Event Safety Briefing
7.30 AM – Riders Using Time Trial Bikes set off first due to safety reasons
7.40 AM – 100 Mile Riders Start
8.25 AM – Event Safety Briefing
8.30 AM – 65 Mile Riders Start
8.55 AM – 25 Mile Riders Start

Event Reviews

Thank you to all the riders who have given us some great feedback on the 2016 Flat n Fast.

We’ve included just a small selection here but you can read all of the reviews at
www.cyclosport.org/event/04-Jun-2016/UK/flat-n-fast-100/ratings.html

  • My first sportive and what a fabulous introduction. I now officially have the bug! Can’t wait for the next one.
    Bex H. -
  • Fantastic day, race packs and communication excellent prior to the event. All the staff friendly and helpful. Feed stations had everything required. Well worth the money and already signed up for the next two. Well done to Matt and his team.
    Jason Hanson -
  • My first 100 mile cycle ride, I would highly recommend this event to 100 virgins. The direction signs were fantastic which meant I could enjoy the ride without worrying about taking a wrong turning. No queues for the women’s toilets, what a bonus!
    Jenny St Romaine -
  • Really enjoyed the sportive. Great atmosphere as always with Sportive HQ. Excellent value. Pleased the chip timing cards were upgraded. Thanks for another great day out.
    Paula Bailey -
  • Was so well set up and easy to register once you got there. The feed stops on route were excellent and much needed.The mechanic at the 2nd food stop was brilliant, very knowledgeable and helpful. The route was really well signposted and passed through some lovely villages and countryside. The cost of this event suited my pocket, very reasonable. I absolutely loved it and would definitely do this again, and would consider other run by the same people.
    Nigel Thompson -
  • My first sportive, my first 100 miles, thoroughly enjoyed the day, well organised and well signed.
    Steve Mcintosh -
  • Great event, everything from registering to riding was straightforward & well organised, and fantastic value for money!
    Ruth Kent -
  • Best sportive I’ve ever done. Great day out. Nice price, great value.
    Phil Cisco -
  • Fantastic event, very well run, will definitely do again.
    Andrew Spencer -
  • The whole experience was fantastic, from the day we entered up until we got in the car homeward bound, whether you’re a nervous beginner or experienced rider the whole day was first class.
    Andy Parratt -

100 Mile Route

The 100 mile route of the ‘Flat n Fast’ is definitely flat, the fast bit is up to you.

We deliver this course with a little ‘speed bump’ in the middle to keep you on your toes! There are two feed stations on the course. The first feed station providing sandwiches, crisps, fruit, cake and tea or coffee as well as the usual SIS top ups. the second feed station has cake, more Haribo, bananas, tea or coffee and more SIS.

It’s a great course to achieve your personal best at this distance, we hope to see some sub 5 hour times, will it be you?

65 Mile Route

The 65 Mile route is a great introduction to sportives and a perfect beginning for new riders to try an event.With a flat course like this is, a rider who has ridden shorter rides can achieve that first 100 milestone (100km +), a great start for our 100 series.

The 65 Mile route has one feed station at the half way point, shared with the 100 mile route providing sandwiches, crisps, fruit, cake, tea or coffee and SIS top ups.

The Short 25 Mile Route

The new short route, is designed to be accessible for everyone, it is clearly marked and has all of the support you would expect from a Sportive HQ event.

Event Jerseys

You can order a Flat n Fast 100 jersey online and it will be delivered one week before the event!

This Pactimo Continental Standard Short Sleeve Jersey is great quality. It is classed as a race fit jersey (quite tight) so if you want something a little looser then go one size up.

Click here to order an event jersey.

Tickets: From £15
Online entry closes at midnight on 1st June.
Before entering any of our events, please read our
Sportive Rules, Terms & Conditions