Long Leg Tours

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St Neots Shipshape Sportive 2019

Challenge yourself in this season opener

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019


£15.00 – Short Route

£25.00 – Long Route

The Challenge

There two fantastic routes to choose from:

The short route is around 40 miles, this covers two counties and has 1300ft of elevation with one great food stop. Starting in St Neots we head south west past the Cardington hangers through Old Warden, we then head north passed the Shuttleworth collection through Moggerhanger and over the river great ouse before arriving back in at the HQ via Bushmead road.

The long route is around 80 miles, this covers three different counties and has 3300ft of elevation with two great food stops. Starting in St Neots, we head south west skirting round Bedford, and through Shefford before arriving in the stunning Chilterns with great roads and magical views. We continue and start to head north passing RAF Henlow and The Shuttleworth collection through Moggerhanger and over the river Great Ouse before arriving back at the HQ via Bushmead road.

What’s Included

  • Fully sign posted routes
  • Medical support
  • Mechanical support
  • Free food & water stops
  • Limited onsite parking for 50 vehicles
  • Free on site changing facilities
  • Broom wagon
  • Medal for all finishers

The Background

This is the Long Leg Tours season opener and gives you a perfect driver to start your training for 2019 and be ready for the season ahead. With the long route travelling all the way to the Chilterns an area of outstanding natural beauty it will provide a fantastic setting for the challenging ride. 2017 and 2018 was hugely successful and comes widely recommended by the riders who completed to routes.

Additional Information

There is limited parking at the HQ and a parking space can be reserved for £2 when booking, there are a number of car parks very close by. This event is limited to just 300 riders, online entry closes on Saturday 27th April at 19:00. On the day entry will only be avalible if the event is not sold out and will be subject to a £5.00 surcharge, so dont delay enter today. Once entered you will be email a riders info pack the week before the event.

The routes are subject to slight changes and will be confirmed before the event.



Bushmead Primary School, Bushmead Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots, PE19 8BT

Ride starts at 09:00 please arrive by 08:30

From £15.00

The Slepe Morning Sportive’s food stop was excellent, the starting guy was very informative with rules and route information, and the ride was very well signposted – there was no risk of getting lost. The route was good: we didn’t have a lot of car traffic to contend with, which is my preferred way of cycling! I really enjoyed it overall, well done to all the organisers!


The Slepe Morning Sportive was a really good event – excellent signposting, well-stocked feed station with good variety, and engaging staff – I would certainly try other events run by Long Leg Tours.

John Hardwick

I would just like to say a massive thank you and congratulations to Simon of Long Leg Tours and his team for putting on a very well-organised sportive. Everyone was very helpful and the food and water stations did not disappoint. Roll on next year and many more to come.

Tim Haynes

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