KING EDWARD 100 - Sunday 6th May 2018

Sportive HQ’s cycling events are becoming legendary, riders that ‘know’ our events understand why they sell out so quick, don’t miss out on the latest instalment, the King Edward 100!

The King Edward 100 – named after the King Edward the Elder, who established the Saxon Manor house in Newark, in the 11th Century, later to become the site of Newark Castle is a classic choice of routes for another of Sportive HQ’s great value sportives. With fantastic HQ location less than 5 minutes from the A1 it’s easy to get to from many directions!

Having some of the quietest roads we have ever seen, we wanted to share with you some fantastic riding along these lanes around North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. A few hills early on in the ride followed by some long straight flats into some of the most scenic villages Ancaster, Folkingham and Heckington to name but a few. On the longer routes you don’t have to confirm your distance until after the feed station, so see how you feel on the day, no pressure.

New for 2018 is the ‘short’ route of 25 miles. This route doesn’t have a feed stop on the route but the price includes hot food and 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 King Edward 100, you’ll be hooked on our value for money sportives where a great day out on the bike is all that matters.

Let everyone know you're going!

Tickets: From £15
Online entry closes at midnight on 2nd May.
Before entering any of our events, please read our
Sportive Rules, Terms & Conditions

Event HQ

Newark Showground
Lincoln Road, Newark NG24 2NY


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 – 83 Mile Riders Start
8.55 AM – 25 Mile Riders Start

100 Mile Route

The first of our 100 mile routes of the year and the King Edward 100 starts with the hills at the beginning just to see how your winter training has paid off!

A few hills before we hit the village of Ancaster where you can take a break at our classic ‘Tea and Biscuit Stop” before climbing your way onwards.

Get the hills out of the way and take a break at Billingborough feed stop and make your mind up if you’re going for the 100 miler or just the 83 after passing through Heckington and heading north towards Lincoln or heading east for Woodall Spa on some of the quietest lanes around. Call in at Bardney, top up on cake and tea before making a break for home.

As always with Sportive HQ, you can guarantee a well marked route and over-stocked feed stations.

The King Edward 100 is the great new season opener for the Roux Bikes 100 Series, come join us for a great day out.

83 Mile Route

Share the first part of the course as the 100 mile route, taking in Ancaster, Billingborough and Heckington (don’t miss the working Windmill). After passing through Heckington it will soon be time to head north towards Lincoln and not far back to HQ. The route itself meets back up with the back end of the 100 mile so you are sure to be in company on the road home!

A great route with plenty of viewing points to enjoy beautiful views over the Trent Valley on rolling lanes with very little traffic. Our route marking is legendary so we recommend turning off navigation devises, chatting with your fellow riders and enjoying the views.

This route has our usual “Tea and Biscuit Stop” a fully loaded Feed Stop at Billingborough where you can tuck into Tortilla Wraps with various fillings (we are told the roast chicken salad are the best) , crisps, peanuts, fruit, tea, coffee, homemade cake (I keep my mum busy, and her cakes ARE legendary) top your bottles up with isotonic drinks and make your way onwards. This feed is enough to fuel the rest of your ride!

We always promise a great day out, some great routes, all at affordable prices.

23 Mile Route

The ‘short’ route is just 23 miles, perfect for anyone who is new to cycling and would appreciate a supportive environment to enjoy a ride.

This route doesn’t have a feed stop on the road but the price includes hot food and a cuppa on return.

Event Jerseys

You can order a King Edward 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 2nd May.
Before entering any of our events, please read our
Sportive Rules, Terms & Conditions