“Caistor Classic” | 61 Miles (Longer Route) | £24.00
Total Elevation: 2,077 feet
Both the 22 and the 62 mile rides share the same route for the first 12 miles but on the longer route you will enjoy the “motorway” ride down towards Wooton, before heading off through Kirmington to the first of 2 category 4 climbs. The climb up through Caistor is steep – keep your fingers crossed that the lights are on green!! The descent through Brocklesby towards Ulceby is stunning, and on the loop round from East Halton, keep your eye out for Thornton Abbey’s enormous fortified gatehouse, which is said to be the largest, and amongst the finest in England. The loop around Goxhill offers some of the quietest roads in the area, with the North Sea ferry terminal on the far bank to your right, and the Humber Bridge in the distance to your left. There is a feed station on this route located at Ulceby Village Hall. Download the Long Route Sportive.gpx here.