Black Shuck Sportive Norfolk Cycling Events, Sportives, Bike events, Holt, Norfolk, Hell Hound,  Norfolk Hills
Black Shuck Sportive Norfolk Cycling Events, Sportives, Bike events, Holt, Norfolk, Hell Hound, Norfolk Hills

Black Shuck Sportive

Saturday 8th September 2018

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Black Shuck Sportive

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Black Shuck Sportive - new Twilight event at the thursford collection



We have moved to a Saturday with scheduled start times to get you back  before sunset at around 6pm


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 Hills bringing death to any poor soul (cyclist) that happened to meet it!   The secret of surviving an encounter with this hound was to not to stop on the inclines of the North Norfolk Coast line.


With the History lesson over, this cycling event is geared to all cyclists.  This event has now involved from having to be a mountain goat to now that you can be any type of cyclist to take part.


There are three routes of approx  28 - 30 miles each + a family friendly upto 10 mile routes to get the under 16's and their families out on their bikes. The family route have been designed to have low traffic, not too many hills and also rewarding. Best of all you get a brilliant medal to show off to your friends. (average distance approx 8ish miles)


The routes have a very good mix of beautiful countryside rolling hills, unspoilt views.


The Thursford Collection will also host the Feed-zone which again will be the normal Norfolk Cycling Events 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 wander around the Thursford collection, have a go on the rides or play in the play area.


Children enter the museum Free, adults £5.50. all rides are £2.00 and £1.00 of that will go to the Break Charity.


The Thursford Collection will have a 'posh BBQ'  and the bar will be open.


We will be selling fresh coffee, tea and home made cakes.




2017 reviews:


  1. Thank you for a great ride..and to all the volunteers..looking forward to the next one
  2. Excellent routes, organisation and atmosphere! Thanks to everyone
  3. Great event, fantastic route. Really enjoyed it. Thanks to all who helped organise this
  4. Really good sportives and this one was brilliant. Thanks to the organisers and volunteers. Will be staying clear of hills for a day or two now.
  5.  I'm sure i heard a weird sound....made me that bit faster LoL

Black Shuck 2017

Event Information



Family route 10 miles             £7.50*

1 x Loop: (approx 30 miles)        £14.00*

2 X Loop: (approx 60 miles)        £18.00*

3 x Loop: (approx 90 miles)        £22.00*

Under 16's                               £FREE**

*plus £1.50 booking fee

** Each under 16 mush be accompanied by a full paying adult


Saturday 8th September 2018


Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS

Registration Opens

9:30am for the 3 loops - Closes at 10.15am

11.30am for the 2 Loops - Closes at 12.15pm

2.30pm for the 1 Loop and Family Routes - Closes at 3.15pm

Start Time:

10:00am - 10:30am  3 Loops

12:00pm - 12:30pm    2 Loops

3:00pm - 3:30pm    1 Loop

3:00pm - 3:30pm     Family Routes

Event Closes


Entry on Day:

Yes + £5 Surcharge (If not sold out)

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


Would you like to enter this event free of charge*? We are giving away 10 free spaces in return for you to raise money for Break. If you would like to enter  free of charge please Email Helen at Break  

*Minimum fund raising amout £100.

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