A selection of comments from over the years …
Loved it, the weather held out in the most part, and the rain in the middle was a refreshing shower to cool us down after the hills!
Well organised event with a great response from the organisers when we reported a very bad pot hole 2 miles from the end. I will be back next year
Thought it was a brilliant event, well organised, cracking route and nice, sunny weather to boot! The feed stations were great and so were all the helpers, marshalls etc. Excellent event!
Cracking event guys, very well organised, pleasure to be there!
Fantastic event. Many thanks to all the volunteers for the hot coffees that saw me through the worst of the weather
Big thanks to everyone involved, it was a great event, myself and ...... really enjoyed the 100k route and fellow cyclists were so helpful and pleasant.
Massive thanks to all the organisers and the staff at the feed stations who were all so lovely and helpful too.
A lovely pleasant course which was very well signposted and a nice hot meal at the end.
See you next year, let's hope the weather is a little kinder......
Absolutely fantastic day, folks. The sun shone on everyone all the way round. Organisation and hospitality was excellent. Well done to all who took part and to all the helpers. It's a beautiful life
Great day! Organisation was spot on, signs were easy to follow, tea and cake went down well at the stops too! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride and all the helpers were so friendly and efficient. Couldn't ask for more!! We will definitely be back next year smile emoticon
Thanks for organising a great event. Enjoyed it despite the rain and the occasional lake crossing. One of the best organised rides I've done. See you next year!
I should like to take this opportunity to pass on my praise and thanks for an excellently run event on Saturday- the BCC as I shall now know it. Please pass on my thanks also to the legion of volunteers, the institutes of Women, the sign placers and for the additional supporters. I now know why it's called a challenge ride and will do a little more preparation next year(!) I hope the scouts benefit greatly from it...
For the second year Chris and I travelled up from Abingdon for this event, and for the second year it rained!
What's it worth to stay home next year?
Seriously though we had a great time, yes the weather and road conditions in places could have been better but we both clocked sub 4 hours rolling time so really pleased. See you next year? Maybe.
Echo everything everyone else has said, excellent organisation, really friendly and helpful volunteers, brilliant food & facilities, well signed, couldn't be better smile emoticon A gem of an event in...more
Echo everything everyone else has said, excellent organisation, really friendly and helpful volunteers, brilliant food & facilities, well signed, couldn't be better smile emoticon A gem of an event in South Staffs
First Sportive, really enjoyed it despite the rain and hills, well done to everyone , brilliant organisation!
Another great event from the BCC team. It was superbly organised, marshalled and supported - thanks to everyone who made the miserable weather a little brighter. Liked the new 'lilleshall loop' route! You can't do anything about the weather - everything else was brilliant! Will be back
Mine an ..... first brewood cycle an we really enjoyed it fellow cyclists were so friendly an helpful especially when I had a puncture , food stations great an people v friendly an a lovely hot meal when we came Back , thanks an c u next year
My first Sportive and the longest ride I have ever done! It certainly was a Challenge, and I agree with others that this must be a Cat 3 course. Only real downside was it took me as long to clean my bike this morning as it took to get it filthy yesterday! Loved the village fete atmosphere at the end and the friendly folk at the feed stations and along the route...
Despite the poor weather, I really enjoyed the event today, Thanks to all the people who put a lot of effort into organizing the event, especially those supporting and running the feed stations - much appreciated.
A big thank you to all the organisers, excellent in every way. The signage was brilliant, even I couldn' t get lost!!!
Pity you couldn't' arrange the weather. It wouldn't' t be the same without the rain though.
Had a fantastic day well done to everyone involved and to those who rode ,definitely be back next year
Smashing event... Me and my son thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so many thanks for all your hard work and wonderful organisation... There was a brilliant atmosphere and some nice banter along the route... Will definitely be back next year...
Was a great day despite the weather my first proper event and I really enjoyed it thanks
I have done a lot off sportives in my time, this event was my first & up there with the best of them. Very well mapped, good feed stations & meal at the end, people very friendly throught the 100km which I did. If I had any criticism, I would think I might be better run on a Sunday...when the route went through a town centre, some of the traffic was quite bad. But a brilliant sportive on which I will be doing again & again.
My first sportive and thoroughly enjoyed the friendly warm and professional way the whole event was run. Great inspirational riders like Brian who was 67 yesterday and recovering from a serious illness. Will definitely be back next year.
Thanks for the well organised event. Achieved my first 100k with my husband and two kids. Next year may bring the wetsuits, just in case...
This is my third year of riding the BCC and this was by far the hardest one yet! Great job, very well organised down to sending someone out to warn us about a pot crater you just wouldn't get that anywhere else! See you next year!
My first time an what a fantastic day .. Seriously well organised .. 2 pit stops as well very impressed .!! Food was great .. a massive big thank you to all the volunteers an people who ran that yesterday you all deserve a medal .. It was stop on ... Ill be back .!!!! Xxxx
Brilliant ride today folks, huge thanks to all the organisers and helpers.
It was the most challenging ride I have done yet but hopefully won't be the last! Awesome day and very well organised! Well done everyone who took part ! Big thank you to everyone involved! See you next year
A well organised event thanks for all your efforts especially the jacket potatoes!!
Thank you everyone brilliant event great organisation pleasure to ride at your event