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Sunday 29th January 2017

SportCross is a unique event that combines aspects of cyclocross, road cycling and mountain biking into one fantastic, challenging ride.

Taking in some of the man made trails at Gisburn Forest and several natural trails joined together by the scenic lanes between Clitheroe and Tosside, the route offers a wide range of surfaces and terrain to challenge your fitness and bike handling skills!

You can ride whichever bike you like, we are often asked which bike is most suitable for this bike and we still can’t decide as you’ll have a great time on either a CX/Gravel bike or an MTB.

On completion of the ride we invite you to join us to watch the CycloCross world champs race. We will have a licenced bar and Cafe specials.

There is no entry fee, but please give generously to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team, who will be supporting the event on the day as well as helping us to feel safe out on the trails!

Click here to find out more about BPMRT

Sunday 5th March 2017

Gravel Rush is an adventure ride that takes in a mix of paved roads, gravel roads and trails around the Ribble Valley and Bowland fells. Although the route is designed with Gravel bikes in mind, Cyclocross and Mountain bikes are also suitable for this event.

The moderte route takes in forestry fire roads on Longridge Fell and Gisburn Forest, with a few technically easier (blue graded) single track sections.

If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, the hard route also takes you deeper into the Bowland fells via the Salter Fell gravel road. Full details of the routes, including GPX files and STRAVA routes will be included in you rider pack upon entry.

If you’d like to earn yourself a place on our ‘Gravel Rush Hall of Fame’ there’s a 100 miler that also takes in some more challenging terrain, featuring sections of the Pennine Bridleway before returning via the wet and muddy trails around Pendle!

To feature in our ‘Gravel Rush’ all you need to do is: join The Green Jersey STRAVA club, record your ride and make a minimum donation of £10 to NWAA.

There is no entry fee, but please give generously to NWAA

Gravel Rush is run in aid of our friends at North West Air Ambulance Charity. North West Air Ambulance Charity are proud to be the nominated charity for the ‘Gravel Rush’. NWAA is registered with Justgiving.com, an online sponsorship website, it’s an easy, secure way to support your local air ambulance. Visit www.justgiving.com/nwaa to set up your own personalised page and help us to continue to make a life-changing difference to those who need us in the North West.

Sunday 2nd April 2017

The Green Jersey’s Ronde van Oost Lancashire route is largely based on the original route created by Allan Dorrington of Crossjunkie.

The route takes you on a tour of the old cobbled streets of the East Lancashire Mill Towns of Colne, Padiham and Blackburn via the country lanes of the rural landscape that lies between the towns.

This 50 mile route climbs 5000ft, including some of Lancashire’s finest ‘Hellingem’ (cobbled climbs)!

On completion of the ride we invite you to join us to watch the Ronde Van Vlaanderen. We will have a licenced bar and our cafe will be serving food whilst you enjoy watching the race!

There is no entry fee, but please make a donation to help us run Clitheroe Grand Prix, Clitheroe’s Town Centre race.

Friday 16th June 2017

With the help of Molarclean, our main sponsor, and a whole host of local volunteers and local businesses who helped out with prizes etc. we resurrected the Clitheroe Grand Prix as part of the Ribble Valley Cycle festival in 2016.

The event was a great success and we would love to continue to make it a success year on year.

Thank you once again to Molarclean for sponsoring the Molarclean Clitheroe Grand Prix (Elite, 1st & 2nd categories)

We are also looking for Sponsors for each of the following Races:

  • The [Company Name] Criterium (Junior, 3rd & 4th categories)
  • [company name] Presents Future Stars (Youth A & B)

If you are interested in participating in the event, helping out or even sponsoring a race, please contact Richard by email or phone 01200 427630.

 

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Le Grimpeur 200 is a 200km challenge, but the distance isn’t the challenging part! With  4335m (14,224ft) of ascent, this is one of the most challenging sportives in the UK.

Le Grimpeur consists of 3 hilly loops, which all start and finish at The Green Jersey, each with its own character, making a great ride in its own right.

The Pendle Loop: 25.5m, 3,018ft – The shortest of the three loops, but possibly the most varied. The Pendle loop takes you over and around Pendle hill via some lesser known, short and steep hills.

The Bowland Fells Loop: 42.4m, 5,218ft – Consisting of three longer climbs, Waddington Fell, Cross of Greet and Bowland Knotts, this can be the most forgiving of the three loops and also provides the most stunning views!

The Ribble Loop: 57.5m, 5,925ft – The Ribble loop is the longest ride of the day and, on paper, appears to be the most gentle, however, this loop consists of the Ribble Valley’s most notorious steep stuff! You will climb: Birdy Brow, Whalley Nab, Jeffrey Hill, Hall Hill, Marl Hill and return to Clitheroe via Waddington Fell.

There is no entry fee, but please give generously to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team, who will be supporting the event on the day as well as helping us to feel safe out in the hills!

Click here to find out more about BPMRT

If you would like to feature in our ‘Grimpeur Hall of Fame’ all you need to do is: join The Green Jersey STRAVA club, record your ride and make a minimum donation of £10 to BPMRT.

Sunday 5th November 2017

The 2017 ‘It’s Knott Winter’ sportive will support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s Helipad appeal, with all profits going to the Charity. For more information about the charity and the Helipad appeal, visit http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/helipad-appeal

The route will follow a loop anti clockwise around the Lancashire/Yorkshire border, taking in the spectacular climb of Bowland Knotts (hence the Sportive name), looping back around the beautiful Ribble Valley back to The Green Jersey for hot soup.

We would like to encourage riders to cycle year round and become winter warriors not just summer softies! With appropriate clothing and lighting cycling can be enjoyable whatever the season.

The ride will take in quiet roads around the Ribble Valley and head out as far as Giggleswick on the 100km route. It will be well signed and marshalled, and there will be hot drinks and food available back at The Green Jersey in Clitheroe.

Please save this date if you’d like to take part in Its Knott Winter 2017.

There is no entry fee, but please give generously to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

In 2016, It’s Knott Winter raised £1,067.24 for RMCH charity’s Helipad appeal, our target for next year is £1,500.