Unfortunately we have not yet had the event approved, with hold ups due to the route crossing another closed event path and the issues that it could bring. What we have decided to do is move this back to Autumn 2016.Read More
The hard work that is taken in preparing a route for a sportive is never really talked about. Its not simply about a few clicks on the favourite mapping tool to make a pretty loop taking in some scenery, missing some dual carriage ways and trying to find somewhere for feed stations.
Creating a route is like creating the adventure, its the veins and heart of any event. A good route will lead to less on the day issues, high satisfaction amongst riders and importantly getting everyone back safely.Read More
Thank you for your patience in waiting for us to bring together one of our few main events for 2016. We are really keen on making the Otley Sportiva for 2016 even better. To meet the ever changing, growing and developing women's cycling scene.Read More
So as we progress to our launch of True Cycling, we want to share why it’s important that we keep our social values.
True Cycling has been born out of Otley Sportive and Otley Sportive Cycling Organisation. We have always been passionate about ensuring any surplus is reinvested back into our community and specifically cycling in the community. That’s why we have supported or ran projects such as the Do You Ride Strategy, the launch of Otley Loves Cyclists and why we have donated over the years thousands of pounds to Otley Bridge Scouts, Sustrans, Rotherham Hospice and Scarborough Cycling Festival.
Why we do this is because we are responsible. We care about ensuring we support the communities in which we provide events by supporting them through promoting local businesses, showcasing local clubs and championing local routes that all support the local economy. We care about riders ensuring that those who cannot afford to ride, get an opportunity, and those that don’t have a club but want social rides we ensure that they have that opportunity.
We also take pride in the price of our events. Cycling is a sport for the masses, its not one for the elite few. We aim to keep it that way. We want to see the faces of people who have overcome personal challenges, beaten their personal bests, or who have ridden with friends.
So we believe that although we make money, we make our events successful we are using it as a vehicle to help people, help new and established cyclists and helping supporting local businesses and start-ups in cycling.
True Cycling launches on the 31st January. We launch to become a sustainable events company, continuing into the next chapter from Otley Sportive.