Derby Spring Sportive

Event Details – Sunday 23 April 2023

The Spring Classic sportive offers three distances covering South Derbyshire and Staffordshire with the 160km route heading up and over Cannock Chase. Event HQ is the Craft Village at Markeaton Park, Derby.

Start Times & Race Numbers


Craft Centre, Markeaton Park, Derby, DE22 3BG


Individual and team entries.  £25 = 40km, £35 = 80km and 160km.

All under 19s 50% discount.  All children under 15 ride must be accompanied throughout the ride by a responsible adult, who has also registered to take part in the event. A parental consent form must be submitted at registration.


We will be providing Gold/Silver/Bronze standard standards for both the 160K & 80K Sportives and Platinum for the 160K only. See below:-

PlatinumSub 4:45NA
Gold4:45 – 5.15Sub 2:30
Silver5.16 – 6:302:31 – 3:15
Bronze6:31 +3:16+

Team Challenge

We encourage teams from businesses, clubs and charities to join us for our team challenge. The criteria of the team challenge is getting a minimum of 10 entries over the 160k or 80K events. The challenge consists of a) the average fastest speed and b) the team of ten which covers the most distance during the day will win the team challenge prize.

Email to get your team set up and receive your discount code for team members

Course Maps

160K (7.30am start) –

GPX File – please email us and we will send you the link – or alternatively see the pre race details

80K (9am start) –

GPX File – please email us and we will send you the link – or alternatively see the pre race details

40K (10am start) –

GPX File – please email us and we will send you the link – or alternatively see the pre race details

Enter Event

RiderHQ – Cycle Derby Sportive 2022


We the organisers have a responsibility and duty of care towards our participants. The following regulations are to be followed for the duration of the event; 

You must be 14 or over to participate in the 40K route, between 14 and 16 to participate in the medium route (80K) and 17 or 18 to participate in the 160K route. Under 18’s must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride. All riders under 18 must have a signed parental consent form which includes details of the nominated adult that they will be riding with. 

You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. 

Please do not pass through any traffic lights on red. Derbyshire & Staffordshire Police may be patrolling the route and any cyclists found breaking the law may be subject to individual prosecution. Failure to comply with the rule will result in disqualification. 

It is mandatory THAT ALL riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 OR SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. 

Participants will be responsible for the road worthiness & safe working order of their own cycle. 

Tri bars / aero bars are allowed, under a sensible use policy; they may not be used in group riding, heavy traffic or whilst approaching road junctions. We recommend they are only used whilst in solo situations. Failure to comply to this regulation will result in disqualification. 

The route will be marked with directional arrows. Direction will be indicated by signs placed clearly at or before junctions. It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct route and it is recommended that cyclists take a printed version of the route and/or download the route to your cycle computer. The course will not be marshalled.

You may not deviate from the official route. Failure to comply with the rule will result in disqualification If you have entered onto a shorter route you will be allowed to continue on the longer ride providing you are within the set time limits. 

You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call. 

The organiser’s reserve the right to terminate an individual’s ride on health and safety grounds.

The ride will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable. 

We advise that all participants carry a form of identification showing their name, address and/or contact details of a person to be advised in the eventuality of an accident. 

All riders are recommended to carry suitable wet weather gear, 2 drink bottles, an energy bar or similar snack, multi-tool, spare inner tubes and a working pump, a mobile phone, a small amount of money, as well as extra clothing to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions. 

The organiser’s will endeavour to provide fluid and some form of food at designated “feedzones” however we cannot guarantee supplies will be available at all times and urge riders to only take what they need and be mindful of the needs of those following behind. 

No participant may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move. If you need food or drink you must stop to receive it.
Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are strictly forbidden and will lead to disqualification. You may however receive outside support from a stationary vehicle any such vehicle must not interfere with the progress of other riders. 

All riders are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included in your entry fee. The organisation is covered for third party liability. 

Please ensure that you are physically fit to undertake this challenge and are confident that you have the capability of meeting the cut off-times:-

160K = 8 hrs 30 mins

80K = 5 hrs

40K = 3 hrs 


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Under 18 Disclaimer Form

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