The Leicestershire Road Club is pleased to be running the
Coritanian* Crippler rides
Sunday 26th February, 2017
A choice of four cycle rides that must be completed within a time limit, following a detailed route sheet over the lanes to the north east of Leicester. The longer routes go into Rutland and Lincolnshire before returning to the HQ on the northern outskirts of Leicester.
A certificate is awarded to all succesful finishers.
The entry fee is only £5.00 per rider. (non-refundable once your entry is accepted)
The four rides are called: -
The Crippler - 81 miles in 6hrs 30 mins. Starts at 8.30am
The Leg Breaker - 65 miles in 5hrs 30mins. Starts at 9.00am
The Sore Legs - 50 miles in 4hrs 30 mins. Starts at 9.15am
- The Fisherman - 36 miles in 4hrs. Starts at 9.30am
Times include any time spent at the optional café stop.
The Leg Breaker (65mls) can be cut short, and thus become the Sore Legs (50mls) by cutting out the additional 15 miles and going straight to the café stop halfway round. This option is not available on the Crippler.
The Fisherman is a shorter and much easier ride for the less energetic. It uses its own distinct route and the cafe stop at halfway is at some fishing lakes - hence the name.
The route is all on quiet lanes and you will be surprised at how hilly the route is.
You may enter on the line, but there is a limit of 200 riders (see "Breaking News" page for latest), so you are advised to pre-enter by post. Its only £5 which includes route sheet, certificate, toilets and changing facilities and off road car parking. NOTE - Route markers and sag wagon are NOT supplied at this low price, you are expected to be self reliant.
Under 18s must be accompanied by parent or have parent’s written consent - see Entry Details.
*The Coritani were a tribe of ancient Britons who lived in a hill fort on top of Burrough Hill, over which the three longer rides go. This is the highest point on the Sore Legs and Leg Breaker and second highest on the Crippler.
Send your £5 entry cheques (payable to Leicestershire Road Club) to :-
Leicestershire Road Club,
c/o 92 Balmoral Road,
Leics, LE12 7EN
Please note that cheques made out to "Leicester" Road Club cannot be accepted - please take care to use the correct name.
Free car parking
Food & drink at cost
Sign on desk
Maximum Number of Participants : 200 on "First come, first served" basis.
Entries will be accepted on the day, but to be sure of a ride and avoid a wasted journey, you are advised to pre-enter by post, cheques payable to "Leicestershire Road Club".
Sorry, but we do not have internet entry facilities and your entry fee is non-refundable.
HQ and Start Address: -
Leicestershire Road Club,
Outdoor Pursuits Centre,
Leicester LE4 5PN
DO NOT SEND ENTRIES HERE - SEE ADDRESS ABOVE
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SPORTIVE, OR A RACE.
You are given a detailed route sheet and contact number for advice in an emergency, but there is
NO SAG WAGGON or ROUTE MARKERS.
You are challenged to find your own way round.
Phone Dave Binks for more details
page updated 15/10/16
Next page: The Crippler