Black Shuck Sportive Norfolk Cycling Events, Sportives, Bike events, Holt, Norfolk, Hell Hound,  Norfolk Hills
Black Shuck Sportive Norfolk Cycling Events, Sportives, Bike events, Holt, Norfolk, Hell Hound, Norfolk Hills

Black Shuck Sportive

Saturday 26th September 2020

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Black Shuck Sportive - Twilight event at the thursford collection



The Black Shuck Sportive: Can you keep the the beast of the North Norfolk Coast line at bay?


As Legend has it. The huge black hell hound roamed the North Norfolk Coast bringing death to any poor soul (cyclist) that happened to meet it!   The secret of surviving an encounter with this hound was to not stop cycling.


A Sell out in 2019 saw 400 riders take part is this beautiful event.


With the History lesson over, this cycling event aims to get everyone back to the event centre around 5pm for a BBQ. Held on a Saturday, The Black Shuck Sportive gives you an extra day to rest your legs before returning to work and school on Monday.


There are three routes of approx  28 - 30 miles each + a family friendly up to 10 mile route to get the under 16's and their families out on their bikes. The family route has been designed to have low traffic, not too many hills and also be rewarding. Best of all you get a brilliant medal to show off to your friends. (average distance approx 8ish miles)


The routes have a very good mix of beautiful countryside rolling hills and unspoilt views.


The Thursford Collection will also host the Feed-zone which again will be the normal Norfolk Cycling Events  high standard.  Lots of food and drink!


This is very much a family friendly event so if your family doesn't ride they can come along and use the outdoor adventure play area and join you for the post ride BBQ.


The Thursford Collection will provide their 'posh BBQ'  and their bar will also be open.


Norfolk Cycling Events will be selling fresh coffee, tea and home made cakes.


Ride For Charity:

For 2020 we have donated 10 spaces per event and 5 spaces for the Round Norfolk Epic. The spaces are free to ride. To get one of these free spaces all you have to do is raise money for Break. For more information please email Helen Dingle at Break Charity. If you chose to ride for Break you will get a Break Charity Rider number and a Break Charity T-shirt.



Reviews from 2019:

  1. I just wanted to say thanks for a very well organised and enjoyable Black Shuck Sportive last weekend.  It was my first cycling event and I will certainly be back for more!
  2. Hi Matt and Louise
  3. Great Ride, Great Venue, Great Organisation. Well done guys for another great day, awesome medal too!! Can't wait for the autumn sportive!!
  4. Great sportive on Sunday, well organised and I’ll definitely look to do some more with you. Thanks
  5. An absolutely brilliant event, well organised and the best food station! This was our third event with you and we're always super impressed, have already signed up for the Autumn Sportive, see you there!
  6. Great event and very well organised, thank you. My seven year old daughter is very pleased with her wonderful medal

Event Information


Family route 10 miles             £8.50*

1 x Loop: (approx 30 miles)        £14.00*

2 X Loop: (approx 60 miles)        £18.00*

3 x Loop: (approx 90 miles)        £22.00*

Under 16's       £FREE**^

*plus £1.50 booking fee

** Each under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

^ £1.95 applies to each under 16's space to cover admin fees


Saturday 26th September 2020


Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS

Registration Opens

8:45am for the 3 loops - Closes at 9.30am

10.45am for the 2 Loops - Closes at 11.30pm

1.45pm for the 1 Loop and Family Routes - Closes at 2.30pm

Start Time:

9:15am - 9:45am  3 Loops

11:15pm - 11:45pm    2 Loops

2:15pm - 2.45pm    1 Loop

2:15pm - 2:45pm     Family Routes

Event Closes


Entry on Day:

Yes If not sold out +£7.00 surcharge

Pre Event info pack:

Will be emailed when online entries close.

This Event Includes:

Event Centre Facilities

Free Parking

Event Specific Finishers Medal

Event Photography

Free Energy Drinks and Snacks at Feed Zones

• Full Route Marking

Garmin + GPX Downloads

• Event Catering

Mechanical Support by Paul Cycles

First Aid at Event Centre

Emergency Support




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