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Black Shuck Sportive

Our New Summer Event!


The Black Shuck event has taken over from the Norfolk Sportive and is being held during the summer holidays. The event is also now being held on a Sunday. Come and join us on what is set to be a great days cycling.


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.

There are three routes of approx.  30 miles each and a family friendly ride of up to 10 miles to help families and new riders get out on their bikes and join in with a sportive. The family route has been designed to have low traffic, not too many hills but also be rewarding. Best of all you get a brilliant medal to show off to your friends.

The routes have a very good mix of beautiful countryside rolling hills and un-spoilt 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 and home made cakes.

What You Get:

Full route signing, finishers medal, feed-zone with water, energy drink, bananas, sweets, biscuits and crisps. Mechanical support.

Optional extras:

* Car-parking at the event centre will cost £2.00 per car on the gate. (50% goes to charity) 
* Tea and Fresh Coffees,      
* Home Made Cakes      
* Hot Food 
* Cold Drinks.

Terms and Conditions

Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.

Reviews form 2021

1: "Really well organised and a great event! We rode the 30 and the 60 between the 4 of us. Thank you to the whole team".
2: "Brilliant event. Even the Black Shuck got me near Stiffkey. He jumped out and pushed me off my bike. Hang on... that's a lie.... I got cramp and fell off my bike!"
3: "Once again a tremendous route and a wonderful day. Thank you for a great event."
4: "Brilliant! well organised and your route signage was the best!"
5: "Really well sign posted. Shame about the weather conditions but you prepared us all and there was an amazing selection of food at the feed station."
6: " Fantastic event as always. So well organised and a great food stop.
7:" Always a warm welcome at registration upon arrival. Great venue, routes and feed stops. Norfolk Cycling Events always delivers!"

Event Information

Online Entries Close

Thursday 4th August at 9pm


10 miles:                                             £10.00*
30 miles:                                             £15.00*
60 miles:                                             £20.00*
90 miles:                                             £24.00*
AGES 10 - 16 (max 25 miles)           £5.00*^
AGES 10 - 16 (25 - 50 miles)            £10.00*^
Under 10's  (max 25 miles)              £5.00*^

*Plus £1.00 booking fee

^Must have 1 fully paid adult riding per child


Sunday 7th August 2022


Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS


8:00am to 8:30am for the 3 loops
8:30am to 9:15am for the 2 Loops
9:15am to 09:45am for the 1 Loop
9:30am to 10:00am Family Route

Start Time:

8:15am to 8:45am for the 3 loops
8:45am to 9:30am for the 2 Loops
9:30am to 10:00am for the 1 Loop
9:45am to 10:15am Family Route

Event Closes


Entry on Day:

YES - CASH ONLY +£7.00 extra on above prices. Rider 

Event info Pack download here

Pre Event Info Pack

Will be emailed when online entries close.

This Event Includes:

• Event Centre Facilities
• Car Parking
• Event Specific Finishers Medal
• Event Photography
• Free Energy Drinks and Snacks at Feed Zone
• Full Route Marking
• Garmin + GPX Downloads
• Event Catering
• Mechanical Support
• First Aid at Event Centre
• Emergency Support