Bucks off road sportive 2019: GPS data

The GPS routes for the 2019 edition will be posted here closer to the time of the event.



Bucks Off Road sportive 2019: Maps

The map routes will also be available closer to the time of the 2019 event.


Bucks Off Road Sportive

Well the good news is that last years CX/Gravel sportive was a success so we will be repeating that this year and even better news after a years sabbatical the Bucks Off Road Sportive is back on this year, for the 21st time!

This years date is the 17th May

The distances this year will be 30km/70km and 100km with two feed stops planned for the longer rides and 1 feed stop planned for the shorter ride, bike wise over the years there has been a mixture of bikes used, the weapon of choice for most has been a hardtail MTB, but we have also seen people on full suspension bikes, cyclo cross bikes and even tandems and no doubt this year with the growing popularity of gravel bikes we will see a number on these.

The 2 shorter routes will be fully marked however the extra llop for these wanting to do the ful 100 km will have to rely on the GPX links which will be sent out to all entrants

On line entry for the Off Road Sportive is here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/223707/Bucks-Off-Road-Sportive-

Don't forget to follow the clubs facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Drayton-Mountain-Bike-Club/27327170637 and the clubs website www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk for up to the date news

Later on in the year in August we will be promoting our 2nd CC/Gravel sportive, people ask what the difference is between our CX sportive and off road sportive, well the off road sportive uses more bridleways some of which can be gnarly whilst our CX sportive has more very small country lanes and fire roads.In both events we have seen a selection of bikes whilst the majority ride the off road sportive on MTBs however there is always a few on cross bikes and even a tandem, whilst in the CX sportive, cross bikes are in the ascendancy.


We are also promoting 3 crits at the Hillingdon cct on Saturdays in March, a series of Tuesday night crits at the Hillingdon cct from April to Aug with racing for all senior categories and have a Summer evening cyclo cross event planned for the August. If you wish to have more details of any of these events then drop me a line or check out the BC handbook.

For any one looking for a friendly club why not think about joining the West Drayton multiple bike club who run both on and off road events, train and organise social rides/trips, once again both on and off road.

Chris Denman chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk