TEAM TORELLI EVENTS 2014
TEAM TORELLI CYCLING CLUB NEWSLETTER
The clocks have just gone back, the leaves are starting to fall, Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. Its time to start thinking about next years Sportive season. We have just launched six events for next year with a few more that we are still finalising and will let you know as soon as they go live.
With the Tour de France right on our door step next year and the Commonwealth Games coming our shores it looks like it will be another great year for British cycling. Last year was a huge success we had record numbers of riders taking part in our events and next year looks like it will be even better.
We will have all the usual features in our events next year including the event commentators who were a big success this year, Ray Little from Granda and Eurosport`s Carl Lawrenson.
Once again be using Poynton Leisure Centre and Radclyffe Athletics Stadium as Head Quarters. Both venues have great facilities, changing rooms, showers , plenty of free parking on tarmac no muddy fields and extremely helpful staff.
High 5 will be back on board as our fueling partner. We will have their energy gels and sports nutrition drinks at our feeding stations once again. Along with the usual favourites Flap Jacks and Bananas.
We will be publishing some training programs shortly on our websites to help you get fit over the winter months. Along with some helpful tips to make your cycling more enjoyable.
We look forward to seeing you all at the start of the season.
Team Torelli Cycling Club
Cyclosportive Events 2014
Cheshire Mini Sportive 09/02/2014
Manchester Mini Sportive 23/02/2014
Jodrell Bank Classic Sportive 09/03/2014
Manchester Chester Manchester 06/04/2014
Tour of the Pennines 27/04/2014
Jodrell Bank Summer Sportive 20/07/2014
Saturday 12th May
Results of Saturdays event can be seen and download from the link in the right hand column.
Photographs are available from the SPORTS SUNDAY website follow the link below
MANCHESTER CHESTER MANCHESTER
SATURDAY 12th MAY
HQ - Poynton leisure Centre Yew Tree lane Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1PU
Registration opens at 7.00 until 7.45
In registration your name will be on the start sheets on the tables. Look for your name and number.
You will be given your number . You do not need to sign anything. You have already signed on during the online entry system
ENTRIES ON THE DAY
If you are entering on the day you need to download an entry form and the revelent Route Card. Bring the completed form signed and with the correct fee to ON THE DAY registration desk. You will be given a number.
Numbers must be attached to your handlebars for timing purposes. If your number is not on your handlebars you may be missed from the results.
Plesase do not attach the number to your head tube or obstruct the barcode as we will not be able to scan it and you will not get a time.
Start Time - 8.00 am
RESULTS - Results will be posted on the website on Monday
There is a large car park at the Poynton Leisure Centre, also next door at the school and at the Primary School just around the corner. There is a walk way back to the HQ.
You will be directed by the Leisure Centre Staff.
On our last event some cars were give tickets by the police for being illegally parked. There is plenty of parking at the Leisure Centre, The School and the over flow car park at Primary School around the corner.
If you do decide to park on the road outside please make sure you are not illegally parked or are blocking the driveways of the residents. The police will be on the look out and any cars illegally parked will recieve a ticket and could be towed away
This is a great venue and the staff at the Leisure Centre and the Police do a excellent job accomodating us. We don`t want to lose it.
ON THE RIDE
Participents take part in the event at entirley at their own risk.
Participents should follow instructions from the marshals
The ride is run under British Cycling Cyclosportive Rules.
Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.
You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.
This is a great circuit and we would like to use it again next year. Please show courtesy and respect for other road users. A cheery wave and a smile works
There are toilets at the start and finish. There are also Public toilets around the circuit.
The route is marked by signage. A black arrow on an Flourescent yellow background.We wil be marking the roads with a red arrow. We also have a support vehicle that proceeds the riders replacing missing signs. Hopefully we can keep everyone on track.
Please study you maps and make sure you know where the routes split. They will be clearly marked but it is easy to miss them especially if you are following riders in front who maybe be doing a different distance
30 and 60/100 Mile Splits
60 and 100 Mile Splits
ROUTE CARDS are available now to download off the website. You can also download them onto your phone. There are interactive maps on the website to familarise yourself with the route. We also have downloadable GPS files available from the Bikeroute toaster website.
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR GETTING LOST,
It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course. Participants are required to carry traditional map based route instructions.
All competitors are advised to wear a safety helmet to ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards
You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.
Having a mobile phone with you on the ride is encouraged. It is usefull if you get lost or need to be picked up by the support vehicles
Torelli Cycling Club will provide fluid and food at designated feed stations. This is intended only as a top up. You are encouraged to take enough
food and fluid for the full distance of the event.
POT HOLE WARNING
The roads around Cheshire are in the main very good quality however there are pot holes in places due to the winter weather please look out for them. If you are riding in a group shout out warnings to the riders behind.
Most of the route is on quiet country lanes with just a few Main roads. Please take care
TIME CUT OFF POINT
Any riders who are doing the 100 who fail to reach the checkpoint in time will be directed onto the 60 mile route
Under 18's must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride.
It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality
cases of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry enough food, drink, money and extra clothing to complete the ride being under taken,
taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
There are support vehicles on the ride. If you need to be picked up call the organisers tel: number below.
Mechanical failure or cannot continue. You can also stop at the feeding stations if you have any problems and they will bring you back to the HQ.
Marshals are there to help they are not allowed to stop the traffic you are responsable for your own actions at junctions throughout the ride.
Organisation Phone Number Tel: 07583234531
In case of an emergency please ring 999
There is Free Hot Drinks and Food after the event.
I would just like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable ride.
Organisers Contact Details
TEAM TORELLI CYCLING CLUB
Welcome to the Manchester Chester Manchester Cyclosportive a brand new sportive organised by the Team Torelli Cycling Club
We have got three great routes around the Cheshire plains 30 miles 60 miles and 100 miles. Routes have been designed by experienced cyclists from local clubs and keep to mainly quiet B roads.
Starting in Poynton, South Manchester the routes take the riders through the Cheshire Plains, we then do a loop around Delamere Forest near Chester before heading back to Poynton. There are no major climbs, the course is mainly flat with a few undulations and small hills.
The event HQ is Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1PU
* Electronic Timing
* HIGH 5 Feeding Stations
* 3 Challenging Routes
* Changing Rooms
* Ample Parking
* GPS Downloads
* Downloadable Route Maps
* Support Vehicles
* Well Signed Routes
* Free Post Event Food
* Free Hot Drinks
* Google Earth Fly Through Videos
* Stunning Scenery
* Professional Photographer
* Custom Printed Sports Bottle
* Free Parking
* Gold Silver and Bronze Standards
Entries Now Open
Click Link Below to Enter
REGISTRATIONRegistration opens at 7.00am
Event starts at 8.00 until 9.00 you can start anytime within the hour
ON LINE ENTRY FEES
30 Miles 20.00
60 Miles 25.00
100 miles 25.00
ENTRY ON THE DAY
We are one of the few Sportive to allow riders to enter on the day. All we ask is that you turn up early with an entry form which you can download from the website see the column on the right and get here early to help us get you through registration.
30 Miles 25.00
60 Miles 30.00
100 Miles 30.00
GOLD SILVER & BRONZE STANDARDS
This year we are introducing Gold, Silver and Bronze standards to all competitors based on finishing times inline with other sportive events. Results we be published on our website after the event.
We will have feeding stations at approximately half distance for the 30 Mile and 60 Mile events and at a third and two thirds distance on the 100 Mile event.
We will have all the usual food at you would expect at a feeding station. High 5 Energy Gels, Bananas, Flap Jacks, High 5 Energy Drink to top up your bottles and Fresh Water.
Free Hot Drinks, Tea and Coffee available in the registration room
Free Hot Drinks, Tea and Coffee. Plus our Belgian style Bratwurst Hot Dogs with Onions Tomato Sauce or Mustard
We have a Barcode Timing System. Please make sure your number is attached to your handle bars and the Barcode is no obscured.
Bike Service will be provided by SPORTIVE NATION who have a fabulous new bike shop in Hazel Grove.
Route Maps can be download from the website see the right hand column
Gps files can be downloaded from the website via BikeRouteToaster follow the links, see right hand column.
It is also possible to download it onto your Smart Phone
We are delighted to announce that SPORTS SUNDAY will be at covering the event You will be able to purchase photograpghs from their website.
There is plenty of parking at the Leisure Centre and also the High School next door. Please follow the instructions of the Leisure Centre Staff they are there to help you.
We use a Black Arrow on a Florescent Yellow background to sign the route. We also mark the roads with a RED arrow using temporary spray. The Route signs are put out just before the events and are checked on the morning of the event. We also have a vehicle that proceeds the riders making sure the signs are still in place.
NO EXCUSES FOR GETTING LOST
Along with most other sportive events we do not do refunds. We do allow you to transfer to one of our other events if you are unable to ride.
Events are organised by Team Torelli Cycling Club.
Organisers contact firstname.lastname@example.org