2017 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 67km* long route option which has a total of 1757m of ascent including the classic climbs of Oughtibridge, Midhopestones and Bradfield. The shorter 37km* route in the same area has 915m of climbing.
*Update 1/3/17 – due to a road closure both routes have been extended by 4km compared to last year’s event*
Scroll down for all the details and online entries.
To read the fully comprehensive event guide see here (**updated version 13/3/17**)
Start LocationLomas Hall Church St Sheffield Stannington 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 where ever possible!
Registration opens at 7:30am
Long route between 7:45am – 9:00am (REVISED 13/3)
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.
Early bird entry before January 1st 2017
- Long – £20
- Short – £15
Standard entry after January 1st 2017
- Long – £22.50
- Short – £17.50
Entry Limit: 275 competitors
Late/on the day entry costs additional £3
- Covered HQ
- Toilets/ changing facilities
- Post event hot drinks & snacks
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).
Route Options, Entries
B.O.B Long £22.50 (save £2.50 by entering before January 1st 2017)
Distance: 67 km/ 41.6 miles
Climbs: 10 (1757m/5,764 ft ascent)
Loxley, Jawbone, Greenmoor, Midhopestones, Broomhead Moor, Canyards Wood, Edge Mount, Gibraltar Rocks, Bradfield, Dungworth
B.O.B Short £17.50 (save £2.50 by entering before January 1st 2017)
Distance: 37 km/ 23 miles
Climbs: 4 (~915m/3,002 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.
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