All of our events are designed with the rider experience at the heart, we work alongside local clubs to produce events that riders will want to do every year. We listen to what riders want from an event and endeavour to meet those requests.
At Sportive HQ we like to keep things simple for our events; with ample free parking, showers, changing rooms, a timed event with well-spaced, well stocked feed stations and routes to challenge everyone of all abilities.
With a choice of three distances on all of our routes, there really is something for every rider out there. The shorter routes are a great taster for anyone new to cycling, and you won’t have to worry about directions as our routes are heavily signed so you can just enjoy the ride, we love getting people riding bikes.
Our HQ at Bishop Burton College makes for a fantastic venue where we have access to plenty of parking, accommodation on site (if you would like to stay the night before or after the ride from just £33 for the night), wide open space where we can enjoy the party atmosphere at the end with a bar selling local ales, a gin and prossecco bar, great music and various choices of food to enjoy at the end.
The routes are more challenging than the rest of the 100 Series events, with 4900ft of elevation on the long route, with what feels like a roller coaster of long accents, winding descents leading to some classic climbs through Thixendale and Hanging Grimston, you’ll know you have ridden this one.
The medium route still manages 2400ft of climbing but takes a more gentle approach winding through the Yorkshire Wolds capturing this beautiful scenery.
The short route, whilst still being challenging is a perfect place to begin and finish your first sportive.
After the event, there will be free photos to download from Adie’s Photography, a top local cycling photographer.
We hope that after you’ve tried the East Riding 100 you’ll be hooked on our value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.
Medals & merchandise
At Sportive HQ, we never felt that medals and merchandise were necessary, just great quality rides at the right price but we know that some people like a medal or something to remember the day with so we added these as options.
Our principal on this is not to charge a high price and give people free merchandise that they didn’t always want but to give you guys the choice.
So when you enter, you get to choose either the straight forward great value ride, or add a Medal, Giraffe Headwear, a tech t-shirt, a mug, a cycling jersey or the VIP Pack that includes medal, Giraffe Headwear and the Tech T-Shirt.
This choose what you want policy is what has helped us achieve our zero waste policy helping us to be an environmentally friendly company.
Amy C. Did the 33 Miles in 2019
Lesley b. Did the 57 Miles in 2019
The signs are well done, never a fear of getting lost.
Loved the ginger flapjack, just the job!! Well done to all who organised the event
Steve H. Did the 107 Miles in 2019
Drew H. Did the 107 Miles in 2019