Richardson's Rumble, come and try cycling Sportive


Sunday 9th April 2017 - 100Mile | 67Mile | 38Mile


Welcome to the 2017 edition of the Richardsons Rumble.
Thank you for entering and a contribution from each entry fee will go to the St Ives Youth Theatre charity.

Entries will still be accepted at any Richardsons Shop at the standard rate up to midday on Saturday 8th

The St Ivo –One Leisure centre in Westwood Road, St Ives PE27 6WU will host the registration from 07.30 am in the new Zest Cafe area adjacent to the reception.
Tea and coffee plus pre packed cakes and sandwiches will be available for sale.
PLEASE NOTE registration will not open before 07.30am and we will process long route riders first so to enable everyone to meet the start times. Registration will close at 09.00.
Our long-time supporter the Local Café will also be open from 7.30am which is situated opposite the start and finish in Town.
Parking is available at registration, but nearer parking to the start and finish can be found at West Street public car park (free on Sundays) and a short walk through the local paths to the centre of Town. Registration is only 1km from the start and all locations are sign posted.
Please remember the start and finish are in town not at registration.
Please sign on and collect your ride number with priority to long route riders first. Please display the number flat in the middle of the handlebars for identification and recognition.
We will use our clock in and out system to log your number in and out for safety reasons at the start and finish.

Riders wishing to join our lead rides on the 2 shorter routes please present yourselves at the start outside Richardson Cycles at the either 8.30 for the medium or 9am for the short route, where you will be briefed on how the ride will be conducted.

LONG ROUTE 8.00 to 8.30     (WANSFORD CUT OFF 11.30 directed onto medium route)
MEDIUM ROUTE 8.30 to 09.00     (SAWTRY CUT OFF 11.00 directed on to short route)
SHORT ROUTE 09.00 to 09.30.

Please remember to log out with our officials at the Start so we know you have started, this is for your safety and our records of your whereabouts and ultimately your safe return to the finish.

There are 2 FEEDS on the LONG ride both at Richardsons shops the first in STAMFORD at 41 miles and secondly at CORBY at 66 miles. Please ensure you have good nutritional supplies and full bottles before you start the first leg to Stamford.
The first feed at Stamford will open at 10.30 and close at 12.30.
The second feed at Corby will open at 11.30 and close at 14.30.

There is one Feed on the MEDIUM ride at WOODNEWTON VILLAGE HALL at 38miles/60kms.
This feed will open at 10.30 and close at 13.00.
Again please ensure you have enough nutritional foods and full bottles before you set off.
ALL RICHARDSONS SHOPS have a full range of nutritional products for sale at the start and along the routes.
Both Long and Medium routes have limited toilets at the feeds.
The SHORT ride will have a small drink and snack point at COPPINGFORD at the top of the hill on the roadside this will offer drinks and a limited range of food stuffs. Unfortunately there will not be any toilets available.  This comes at 17miles into the route approximately half way around.

The route is fully arrowed with warning signs for your and others safety. Please adhere to these instructions at all times. Sample arrows will be shown at the start. And situated on each turn with a confirmation after the turn we will endeavour to have confirmation arrows every 1 to 2 miles along the route.

Richardson shop in St Ives will open at 07.30am for purchasing and minor repairs. The other shops will have very limited support on the day.
We have a broom wagon for terminal mechanicals and the Feed at Woodnewton will have some tools and spares to enable minor repairs.
We expect everyone to look after minor repairs and punctures themselves.

HQ /START /FINISH                07803035845  please give your ride number and location.
BROOM WAGON                   07876712098. (See notice board for other safety numbers)
Please note mobile reception is very poor on parts of the routes and a text often works.

Please ensure you return to the finish and log back in so we don’t start looking around the countryside for you. If you leave the route and don’t plan to finish please contact the finish telephone number or text, with your name and ride number.
The finish is the same location as the Start where you will receive your food voucher for the Local Café opposite Richardsons shop. The voucher is for beans on toast or egg and a cup of tea or coffee to help replenish your reserves.

Please have an enjoyable and safe ride and please remember this is a sportive and not a race, so please adhere to the HIGHWAY CODE at all times and be courteous to all road users and fellow cyclists at all times.
See you all Sunday.
Entries will be accepted on the day at a £5 surcharge.
Next year’s Rumble will be Sunday April 8th, 2018 so put it in the diary.



Final information Final information will be emailed out 2 days before the start and put on line.
On-line entries On-line entries available until midnight on 4th April 2017. Long route is £29, Medium £25 and Short £17.
Guaranteed ride Guaranteed ride on the day at £5 extra - Paper entry forms available for downloading
Registration Registration at St Ivo Sports Centre, Westwood Road, PE27 6WU
Free CAR PARKING Free CAR PARKING at St Ivo Centre and East Street public car park
Start and Finish Start and Finish : Richardsons Cycles the Broadway, PE27 5BX.
Long route Long route starts at 08.00am to 09.00am
Medium route Medium route starts at 08.30am to 09.30am
Short Route Short Route starts at 09.30am to 10.00am
arrowed route Fully arrowed route with advance warning signs
Route map Route map available
GPX files GPX files available for download
mechanical assistance Free mechanical assistance en route
feed points Well stocked feed points. Please note the short ride only has a drink stop. Toilets may be limited.
Ride captains New! Ride captains available for newcomers to sportives.
Broom Wagon Broom Wagon for assistance
FREE meal After ride snack included at the “Local Cafe”


Cycling_weekly reportThis event is the season opener for many riders and gives everyone the opportunity to get that magic 100 in without the pressure of a Classic Sportive.

The route winds in way around four counties starting and finishing in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, on quiet roads without the mammoth climbs of other events.

However don’t be fooled as the distance and sometimes the wind will offer a good challenge for the 100milers. If you just easing into the season the 67 mile medium ride with be a good enough test for fresh legs.

Again this year we plan to add a 30+ mile route for real beginners and younger riders to try the world of sportives
We are again pleased to have the support of the Richardsons Cycles Group and with the start and finish outside their St Ives shop and the first feed at Stamford followed by the Corby shop for the second feed at 60 miles. Clifbar will again supply the energy products and drinks plus fruit, cake and savouries. The medium route will have its own stop at the village hall at Woodnewton at 38miles serving Clifbar nutrition drinks bars and Bloks with fruit and cake.

Tea and coffee will be available.

Each feed point will have opening and closing times posted at Registration based on a 9mph average

On your return to the finish you will receive a food token for the “Local Cafe” opposite the finish for your beans on toast and a hot drink

Entry on-line Closed, you can still enter at any Richardson's Cycles Shop for the normal price up until 12.00pm on Saturday. Entries on the day will be available still with a £5.00 premium

Registration will again be at the new St Ivo Centre on Westwood Road PE27 6WU where there is ample car parking and changing facilities. The Zest café will be open for tea and coffee plus light snacks from 07.00am, for you to purchase. There is an overflow car park in East Street less than ½ mile from registration and 200m from the start this is free on Sundays.

Registration will open at 7.15am and close at 09.30am to sign on and collect your numbers, the first riders can start at 08.00am on the long ride and 08.30am for the medium ride, short route starts at 09.30am.

The ride will not be timed as to take away the pressure for our newcomers to sportive events, and keep cost to a minimum.

The route will be fully arrowed using the well tried Wheels in Wheels system with confirmations within 200m of each turn and every mile along the whole route. If you don’t see a sign don’t turn.

Extra warning signs will be displayed where necessary and we will ask riders to adjust their riding to the conditions. See samples on display.

A basic map is available on request for each route. Please note the emphasis is on the rider to stay on the route, emergency telephone numbers for the day will be available at registration and the start so please make a note of these for your own safety.

Road Captains and ride leaders

For the less experienced riders and newcomers we will have road captains on the ride who will take groups to help to pass on information on riding in groups, sportives and nutrition during the ride.
These will ride at a speed suitable for each group and will keep everyone together to help pass on their experience. These will only be available for the medium and short routes and riders wanting to sign up with these groups must do this in advance. The service is free and anyone on the shorter rides can join the groups

Mechanical Backup

We will have our team of mechanics at the Richardson’s shop to check machines and of course  Richardson’s Service van out on the route to help repair more than the basic punctures. Each feed will also have a supply of spares. Please read our terms and conditions concerning cycles.
We will also be operating a “broom wagon” to pick up terminal mechanicals and riders.

Further information please contact

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Event Routes

Long Route 100Mile (166 km)

Richardsons Rumble Long Route

Medium Route 68Mile (110 km)

Richardsons Rumble Long Route

Short Route 38Mile (55 km)

Richardsons Rumble Long Route