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To see previous Road race reports go here. For Time Trialling reports go here, for Hill Climb reports go here, for sportive reports go here.

New Centreville promotion – we are now organising:

The Goose Eye Grimpeur Sportive: Sunday 20th August 2017

Goose Eye logo text in hills


With almost 12,000 feet of climbing in 200km this sportive is a heart pounding ride over the hills of the North West, but all that hard work is rewarded again and again by stunning scenery. Originally devised by Centreville’s Barrie Jones, (father of Ladies World Champion Mandy Jones) to test the mettle of hardened club riders, this event has been resurrected in his memory. This is an extremely difficult ride and requires an excellent level of fitness. It takes in the major climbs in the west Pennine hills and that means some steep and technical descents as well. British Cycling has given this their highest grade for difficulty-  5: Very hard.

Goose Eye Grimpeur Sportive 2017

World Champion Mandy Bishop (then Jones) with Japanese rider Taeko on the final climb, Cragg Vale. One of the easier climbs in the Goose Eye Grimpeur, Cragg was also used in the Tour de France

The Goose Eye Sportive course has good signage and there are downloadable gps files and route cards provided, but you should be aware of the route and terrain. There are feed stations, a broom wagon and mechanical support. Make sure you have adequate clothing and your equipment is in perfect order. A bottom gear of 39 x 28 minimum is recommended. Please ensure you are self-sufficient on the day in case of a puncture etc. Safety is our priority and so tri-bars are not permitted and approved cycle helmets are compulsory.

For full details, and to enter:


Event website:

Route on Ride with GPS including cue sheet:

Discussion on the Facebook event page:

Hope to see you there for a great cycling challenge…

Nigel Bishop, Organiser

ABC Centreville

ABC Centreville at the Etape de Dales Sportive

ABC Centreville at the Etape de Dales Sportive

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