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Dark & White Events - The Battle of Bradfield Sportive

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Sunday 6th September 2020

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Tuesday 1st October 2019
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Tuesday 4th August 2020
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Entry Fee   £24.00   
Event Organiser - Dark and White Events

September 2020 events postponed 


Due to ongoing restrictions relating to the virus and particularly in our case the organising of mass participation events it is with a mixture of frustration and regret that we now have to announce the postponement of all the Dark & White events taking place this coming September. This includes the Battle of Bradfield (BOB) Sportive on the 6th and the first round of the Autumn Trail Run Series on the 20th.


Of course when we originally postponed events in the Spring at the start of lockdown we had every hope and belief that events would be taking place again by September. However the way this pandemic has developed has been far worse than any of us could have imagined and despite there being signs of improvements leading to the relaxing of some restrictions, it has not yet reached a level that allows a mass participation event to take place in a public environment.


In making our decision we have liaised with the relevant governing bodies (British Cycling and England Athletics) plus we have carefully considered the potential impact not just on all the participants and event staff involved but also on the local communities, landowners and the emergency services. 


All current pre-entrants for these two events now have the following options – Transfer entry to new date – Voucher equal to entry fee to be used against any future Dark & White Events – Refund minus a booking fee charged by Si Entries. We will provide all entrants further information on how to do this via email and on our websites within the next week.


We will continue to monitor things closely in the hope that things will improve enough so that we can resume events from October onwards and we will provide a regular update via Facebook and our websites to keep you updated. 


In the meantime wherever possible do your best to keep running, cycling and generally keeping fit!


A challenging short and tough cyclosportive through the rugged terrain north west of Sheffield. Not one for the faint hearted or for those that like flat roads we promise back to back tough 20% gradient climbs throughout the 63 km route with a total of 1736m of ascent including the classic climbs of Oughtibridge (Jaw Bone), Midhopestones and Bradfield. 

For all event details including route, profiles, climb information, start times etc see


  • A clearly signed arrowed route
  • Staggered start times (choose your start time when entering)
  • Start line briefing
  • Sportident Chip Timing – with instant post event ride time
  • A feed station providing water, OTE energy drink, OTE gels & OTE flapjack
  • A coloured route map – including emergency contact numbers
  • Post event hot cuppa and cake
  • Gold, silver and bronze awards based on your finishing time. Separate women award times 

Younger riders info: You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the event to ride this event. 

Younger riders may ride with written parental consent. A parent or guardian must accompany riders under the age of 18. NB a parental consent form will need to be completed and signed by the parent/guardian on the day of the event.

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