Entries open in September
2019 Battle of Bradfield (B.O.B) Sportive
A challenging road biking event principally in open countryside and on the high moorland to the north west of Sheffield – an estimated 70% of the riding is on beautiful super-smooth tarmac as laid for Stage 2 of the 2014 Tour de France.
Not one for the faint hearted or for those that like flat roads we promise back to back tough 20% gradient climbs throughout the 63km long route option which has a total of 1718m of ascent including the classic climbs of Oughtibridge, Midhopestones and Bradfield. The shorter 33km route in the same area has 868m of climbing.
Scroll down for all the details and online entries.
To read the comprehensive event guide click here – 2019 version will be released later in the year
Start LocationLomas Hall Church St Stannington Sheffield S6 6DB
All parking is on the streets around Stannington. There is a small car park here. Please park sensibly i.e. don’t block any residence drives.
We highly recommend car sharing wherever possible!
- Covered HQ
- Toilets/ changing facilities
- Post event hot drinks & snacks
Registration opens at 7:30am
Long route between 7:45am – 9:15am
Short route between 8:30am – 9:45am
We advise all long route riders to start before 9:00am to ensure they reach the cut off time!!
Finish closes at 1:30pm
At registration you will have to sign on, where you will be provided with a SPORTident Card ‘dibber’ (a small plastic tag about 2″ long with a timing chip in it) and a detailed route map. The detailed route map will include positions of feed-stations/control-points, public toilets and route split points. This is your own personal guide to the route, the route will be clearly marked but if you are ever unsure of where you are please refer to your map. Please keep your map with you for the duration of the event.
SPORTident Event Timing
- Instant post event timing
- Ultra reliable
- Weather proof
Timing Chips/Dibbers MUST be returned to the registration desk after you have been through the finish, if you don’t (a) you will not be classed as a finisher and (b) you will be invoiced for the cost of the dibber (approx £30).
Early bird entry before January 1st 2019
- Long – £TBC
- Short – £TBC
Standard entry after January 1st 2019
- Long – £TBC
- Short – £TBC
Entry Limit: 275 competitors
Late/on the day entry costs additional £3
Primal Europe Spot Prizes
- The Stomping Ground Coffee Van will be selling high quality coffee before the start to provide you with that extra kick.
Route Options, Entries
Distance: 63.5 km/ 39.5 miles
Climbs: 10 (1718m/5,636 ft ascent)
Loxley, Jawbone, Greenmoor, Midhopestones, Broomhead Moor, Canyards Wood, Edge Mount, Gibraltar Rocks, Bradfield, Dungworth
Distance: 33.3 km/ 20.7 miles
Climbs: 4 (868/2848 ft ascent)
Loxley, Gibraltar Rocks, Bradfield, Dungworth
All finishers will receive a GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE finishing certificate. We also believe women should have separate timing awards to make gold certificates more achievable.