A long Southern Sportive climb

Trail Break's flagship cyclosportive ride, the Southern Sportive, has opened entries for the 2008 edition and, although the event is not until September 14th, places are already selling faster than ever. Event capacity is set at 1,500 riders for this year and the ride is expected to be a sell-out once again.

Now in its third year, the Southern Sportive is establishing itself as one of the UK's classic rides. The course has been widely praised for its stunning scenery and rider friendly, flowing roads, all complemented by top notch organisation, route marking and support.

As in previous years, there will be a choice of three distances (155k, 112k or 71k) on a route that will be largely unchanged from 2007. "We've had such good feedback about the flow of the course that we don't want to spoil it just for the sake of change.", say organisers Trail Break. "It's a real rider's course. It has proved itself as a well-balanced route with the capacity to challenge and reward you in equal measure. We think it's the perfect late season ride and we won't make any alterations without good reason."

Accompanying the Southern Sportive for the second year is the Sunday Sportive series of six events across the south of England, each designed to give a regular sportive workout that fits with the rest of the season. A choice of three distances is a available at every event (Full Sportive, Mid or Entry level). All events include the full organisation and support you expect of a TrailBreak sportive at a great entry price.

Full details of the Southern Sportive 2008 and online booking can be found at http://www.trailbreak.co.uk/southernsportive/ .

The Sunday Sportives can be found at www.trailbreak.co.uk/sundaysportive.

Sunday Sportive dates:
  • 27th April - Princes Risborough
  • 11th May - Duncton, West Sussex
  • 8th June - Wantage, Oxfordshire
  • 6th July - To be announced
  • 17th August - Woodcote, Oxfordshire
  • 12th October - Bramley, Surrey