This year’s SNCC Sportive saw over 72 riders on the new courses on the mainly quiet, scenic backroads of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire over 3 different routes (100 miles, 100 km and 30 miles). The weather was challenging in so far as there always seemed to be a headwind. However, it was still warm and all riders said they enjoyed the courses. We did have a few cut short due to the conditions and you can see the full results below. We had 22 no shows who probably looked out of their windows at 7am and went back to bed, I hope you agree it was worth riding the Sportive even just for the feed-station. There were no incidents or accidents and everyone came back smiling, tired and knew they had, had a challenging ride.

That said, we were well prepared for issues, with our local bike shop, Broken Spoke, at the start to provide last minute tweaks to bikes, our Ride Angels sweeping the route to assist tail-enders and a broom wagon to help in the event of complete mechanical or human breakdown. Except for the broom wagon reporting some mud at the bottom of Everton Hill, these services weren’t required, but it’s good to know they were there.

Our legendary feed-station was well stocked, as always, to provide the necessary nutritional boosts on route.

This year, we were pleased to be supporting the St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger of Sue Ryder. A great charity and one we frequently ride by as a club. At this time the final amount to be donated has not been confirmed, we will be carrying out a cheque presentation to them at the end of Oct.

An event of this type requires a number of club members and their partners put a huge amount of effort into making the event the success it was. So from myself as the Organiser a massive THANK YOU to all who: tested the routes; confirmed the risk assessments; promoted the event; drove the broom wagon; produced the posters; put the signs up (and took them down); manned the HQ; donated food and/or manned the feed stations; kept everyone informed; and, most importantly of all, attended the event with a big happy smile. We’ve had lots of great feedback which suggests we got a lot of things right.

We are taking a break next year but if you fancy a similar event to kick start your 2020 cycling season, SNCC and Titan Motorsport will be hosting their annual Reliability Ride in February 2019 – same great organisation and awesome feed stations.

So, thank you for attending and happy cycling.

Download the Results here


6th October 2019 - First rider off from 8am

Cunningly placed towards the end of the cycling season to give a final challenge before the winter bike comes into play, the SNCC Sportive is back for another year. After last year’s successful Sportive we are hoping for good weather to give you an enjoyable ride.

Again, this year’s Sportive offers options of 100 miles, 100 kms and 30-mile routes – so there’s something for riders of all abilities. The SNCC Sportives are famed for their well-stocked feed stations, with a mixture of sweet and savoury treats to keep the hungry cyclist going. This year, we will have 1 feed station, at Sue Ryder, St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger.

You can enter via the British Cycling website:

Route information below:



Feed Stations

on the day



Ride with GPS      






 RwGPS 100m  Gar 100m

Two stops

£20 £25



 RwGPS 100km  Gar 100k

One stop

£20 £25



  RwGPS 30m  Gar 30m

One stop

£12 £15

Registration, at St Neots One Leisure, will openat 7:30am with the first riders away at 8:00am.

The routes will be fully signed with support on the road from St Neots Cycling Club’s “Ride Angels” to assist those in need.
If anyone is unfortunate enough to break down completely, a broom wagon will be in operation to ferry bikes and riders to the finish.
This year’s Sportive will be supporting the Sue Ryder, St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger.

Event Features

  • Free parking at the Start/Finish HQ (St Neots One Leisure, PE19 2SA)
  • Toilet & shower facilities at HQ
  • Three fully-signed routes on quiet country roads
  • Well stocked feed station on the route (two on the 100-mile route)
  • Beans or cheese on toast at the end of the ride included in entry fee
  • Support from Ride Angels on the road
  • Broom wagon for breakdowns
  • Covered by British Cycling insurance

2019 Sportive Charitable Cause
First and foremost, SNCC members like riding their bikes, but they also like supporting charitable causes, especially those that have some significance to cycling, our local communities and individual club members. So even though Moggerhanger is in Bedfordshire it is a place that SNCC cycle past on a regular basis.

Sue rider support

Last year Sue Ryder provided 105,000 hours of support to patients and their families across Bedfordshire

Their care is free, but it costs them £3.7m per year to provide it, which equates to £10,000 per day! 
Without the tireless fundraising of our supporters, we would not be able to continue to provide the care that we are so well known for.
Not only do our supporters raise a huge amount of money towards our services, they also help to spread the word about Sue Ryder so more people know about what we do and how we can help.