Well we thought it was time for us to do another ride. Its been a while since we have seen you! So why not check out this ride we have planned for Thursday evening. Starting off with a couple of miles easy terrain, heads up Askwith Bank, but then indulges riders in the Reservoirs, followed by a very nice descent through Norwood then heading through Farnley out to Stainburn, Huby, then taking the back roads until you get to Pool. A quick finish into Otley and finishing with a drink in Horse and Farrier.
For more information including meet times CLICK HERE
A big congratulations to those who rode the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride on Saturday. A tremendous ride which is well organised and is very popular. A few showers didnt dampen the spirits - and some good riding was done by all. In your finalist packs you will have received a Otley Sportive flyer - why not sign up now? A few clicks and a quick payment of £12 and you will have signed up for the Otley Sportive in September. Check out the routes and see what takes your fancy - admittedly there are a few more hills in our 72 miler than Saturdays!!
Want to find out more CLICK HERE
We have a couple of jerseys left in stock - 1x Medium and 1x Small. £38 is the cost of the jersey. If you want a jersey please email email@example.com
Further information is available here
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British Cycling today published an article about our sportive event in September. You can see the article by clicking the following link:
Have you signed up to our annual cycle sportive yet? If not we suggest you do it - perfect opportunity to get involved in one of the biggest cycling events in Otley. Come along and join us and take part in one of our three rides.
Want to know more? Click Here
In response to the latest information from British Cycling regarding Sportives we have posted Supporting Information as a page under our Otley Sportive page. This is a requirement for us to comply with to ensure we maintain our event status as a British Cycling Supported Event.
You can find this information HERE
Cycle Race Event - TUESDAY 28th MAY 2013
Our partners Chevin Cycles host their race series, taking in laps of some legendary loops around Yorkshire. These events are quick paced with riders of all abilities taking part with some of the catergories. This week's race is supported by Dirtwheels. More Info...
We've managed to pull together highlights from our Maintenance Masterclass to share with those who may have missed our evening. The video covers basic maintenance such as puncture repair, removing tyres, gear adjustment, cleaning your bike etc.
Why not take a look by CLICKING HERE
We are riding out to Kettlewell/Grassington (time dependent) tomorrow, this is not a organised ride - this is a group of friends who individuals are welcome to come and join.
Meet at Otley Bridge Church at 10:00 for prompt depart. If interested and are coming please email, text or tweet me @otleysportive, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night (Thursday 16.05.13) we held in partnership with Chevin Cycles Ltd (www.chevincycles.com) our maintenance masterclass. The Masterclass was held by Paul Peters, Workshop Manager who discussed maintenance topics such as:
We will soon have videos from our masterclass online.
Our friends and Co-Creators have established Fork and Spoke Cycle Co online, with a new web address www.forkandspoke.com Why not take a moment and check it out?
We have listened to comments, and wants from our riders and started to put together a bit of a noticeboard area on our website to allow Cycle Clubs and Cycle Event organisers to put their information online for us to share.
We hope this will allow us to meet our wants of developing riders and using our rides as a stepping stone onto club rides, and also helps us meet one of the Do You Ride? Strategy requirements of developing a framework for riders to develop.
We want to promote choice, so we wont just promote one club. We want riders to know whats out there. We want you to be in the know.
Check out the pages here...
Well we promised another ride shortly and we want to make sure we deliver. What better than a good ride on a Bank Holiday Monday evening. A 19 mile ride, looping around North Rigton. More info is available HERE
We felt that you cant ever have enough knowledge about how to deal with the mini crisies whilst on your bike, so with our partners Chevin Cycles (www.chevincycles.com) we have arranged a evening which will give you a presentation, some demonstrations and best of all some hands on attempts to try things out.
The evening is Free of Charge for all Otley Sportive Cyclists want to know more? Click Here
If you havent already why not sign up to our FlashMob Cycle Rides. Ad-Hoc Riding that really takes you places...
Our informal approach to cycling is through everything we do, from our Sportive to our FlashMob Cycle Rides. We want people to get involved with us.
So what better time to get involved than now. Our first ride is Sunday 21st April 2013, and its for you to get involved in. Check out more details HERE
Last year at the Otley Sportive we brought you some designs from Fork and Spoke Cycle Co. They are now in the process of developing Spring Summer 2013 t-shirt collection.
You can read more about Fork and Spoke Cycling Co at www.forkandspokecycleco.wordpress.com
The collection will be launched on the 1st May 2013 and includes some womens and mens t-shirts. These are designed by Fork and Spoke Cycle Co. and sourced, printed and processed by spreadshirt.co.uk
We will have all the designs on our site shortly...
Well we have been working with Custom Sports Clothing to bring our Otley Sportive Cycling Organisation Jersey to reality. Thanks to our partners BHP Mitchells and Chevin Cycles we have a really nice professional looking jersey to be proud of.
How to get your hands on one...
Our jerseys are excellent quality, full length zip, zipped back pocket and sports cut. They are unisex. They cost our riders £38 and available from Chevin Cycles shop or direct from us.
They will be in stock in about 4-6 weeks time. We will confirm here shortly.
Our first FlashMob Cycle Ride is on the 21st April. The route will be a classic run across to Bolton Abbey and back finishing with Coffee and Tea at Chevin Cycles. We will stop at the Cavendish Pavillion in Bolton Abbey. This route will be 25 miles and will have two groups - easy tempo and medium tempo.
We are in the process of setting up some womens only rides. We think these rides will be of 10-30 mile routes initially starting from Otley - however we want to know what women cyclists want?
Cyclists have passion. Whether motivated by competition, looking after the environment, keeping fit, or making friends, cyclists have the drive to do something positive. At BHP Mitchells we share that passion. We are proud to support Otley Sportive – an organisation that is intent on enhancing community cycling to make Otley an accessible, inclusive and fun cycling town.
We like to promote our work, and that's even better when we can get the local media on board and help us promote our work. We have had the following two articles written:
We are proud to announce our next project 'Flash Mob Cycling Rides'. You will have seen 'Flash Mob singing' and 'Flash Mob dancing', so we are putting our spin on this and doing 'Flash Mob Cycling Rides'.
So how will it work? You sign up to our email mailing list, follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook. We will put online a cycling route, a meeting place and a meeting time on our website. You simply turn up and enjoy a social cycle ride.
It will cost initially £5 per rider, however this then allows you to join us from there after for free!!
The Do You Ride Community Cycling Strategy is a combined effort to improve Otley as a Cycling Town. With working groups set up to establish the action plan.
We've put some of the Do You Ride? Information online HERE however will complete later today (Sun 10th March)
As you maybe aware that the Social Series was born out of a partnership with Otley Cycle Club. Otley Sportive were really proud to be involved with a regular set of rides that allowed individuals to access riding on a social basis that was aimed at individuals who liked an easy tempo and encouraging environment.
The Social Series set of rides was initially the leisure section of Otley Cycle Club, and with a few tweaks we managed to get new faces being involved. Going forward, Otley Sportive will continue to focus on its original core focus which was Cycling Events and Community Cycling.
Otley Cycle Club will lead the rides on a Sunday morning. All information about the rides will be on www.otleycycleclub.co.uk and you can follow them on twitter search ‘@otleycycleclub’. You can also get involved in the club by becoming a OCC member.
You will have noticed we are updating our webpages to make it more user friendly and have a greater appeal to people. It also allows us to do some amazingly fun stuff. Please be patient and allow us some time to get fully up and running.