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Saddleback Sodbury Sportive

Organisers of the Saddleback Sodbury Sportive are calling for entries for the 2016 event that takes place on Sunday 21st August. We would love riders to sign up and raise funds for Julian House.

In just three years the cycling spectacular has raised tens of thousands of pounds for different charities. Organisers hope that this years Sportive will break its previous record for riders entered and profit made.

“Last year we exceeded our expectations when 960 riders took part, a 10% increase on the previous year,’ commented organiser Bill Bennett.

“If we can attract the same or more riders this year we should be on target to better the £20658 raised in 2015.”

With wonderful countryside as well as quiet lanes and breath taking views, the Sportive offers a choice of a 30 mile, 60 and 100 mile route catering for all levels of cycling ability.

“We want to make the Sodbury Sportive even better than before and to do so we need as many riders as possible to take part,” continued Bill. “If you have yet to enter please visit our web site for an entry form.”

100% of the profits made at each Sodbury Sportive are donated to good causes and entrants are promised;

  • A fully supported event with technical assistance and mechanical help provided by Bike Station of Yate and the Julian House Bike Workshop
  • A broom wagon to pick up struggling riders
  • Plenty of refreshment stations.
  • A children’s activity organised by Julian House to keep the children entertained throughout.

Starting and finishing in Chipping Sodbury the Sportive is organised by the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury.

The event is widely regarded as one of the top cycling sportives in the UK. Entry to the 2016 Saddleback Sodbury Sportive is now open and the organisers report that entries are already well ahead of this time last year.

The event takes place on Sunday 21 August and entry forms are available online at

If you’d like to take part and raise funds for Julian House at the same time then please get in touch We’d love to hear from you.