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Black Shuck Sportive

Our NEW Summer Event..! The Black Shuck event has taken over from the Norfolk Sportive is being ran during the summer holidays. The event is also now being run on a Sunday. Please come an 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.

2021 was a sell out event and

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.

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, tea 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.      
* Tea and Fresh Coffees,      
* Home Made Cakes      
* Hot Food   
* Cold Drinks.

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!"

Black Shuck Route Information

Event Information

Online Entries Close

Friday 05th August at 11:59pm


10 miles:
1 x Loop (30 miles)
2 x Loops (60 miles)
3 x Loops (90 miles)
AGES 10 - 16 (max 60 miles)
Under 10's (max 30 miles)

£ 20.00 *
£ 24.00*
£ 5.00*^
£ FREE*^

*plus £1.00 booking fee per rider.
^Each under 16 must be accompanied by a full paying adult.


Sunday 07th August 2022


Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS


7:30am to 8:15am for the 3 loops
8:15am to 9:15am for the 2 Loops
9:15am to 9:45am for the 1 Loop
9:45am to 10:15am Family Route

Start Time:

7:45am - 8:30am   3 Loops
8:30am - 9:30am    2 Loops
9.30am - 10.00am    1 Loop
10:00am - 10:15am     Family Routes

Event Closes


Entry on Day:

YES; + £7.00 extra for on the day entries

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
• First Aid at Event Centre
• Emergency Support