We’re excited to announce a new partnership with TPR Events – a series of sportives in Eastern England. Riders signing up for any of the six events in this series will receive a 10% discount on 1-to-1 coaching plans with Kevin and the team, designed to get you into shape for your event.

The TPR Events series consists of:

The Southwold Roubaix – 10/04/2022
TPR Events are thrilled to announce the return of this unique road season opening cycling event. The 3rd edition of ‘The Southwold Roubaix” is a tribute to the famous Paris-Roubaix, a gruelling road race renowned for its cobbles, crashes and exhausted riders caked in mud and muck. Held the day before the famed race, this tribute will be gentler than the Arenberg Forest, but will still feature several sections of optional rough, unmade paths or cobbles.

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Insanity Sportive – 22/05/2022
TPR Events are thrilled to announce The Insanity Sportive starting and finishing at the amazing new Wymondham Rugby Club. You will wind your way through the stunning South Norfolk lanes and countryside to complete your endurance ride. It will feature a 100, 125 & 150 mile ride – the latter of which presents a big day out in the saddle for even the most accomplished riders.

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Suffolk Sportive – 19/06/2022
A brand new Sportive for the Suffolk area, this event starts in the beautiful Snape Maltings before heading out to explore some of Suffolk’s most rural and stunning villages, roads and back lanes. Choose from 25, 50, 75 mile distances, with all routes are signposted and fully supported.

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The Untamed – 17/07/2022
The Untamed Gravel event is exactly what it says on the tin…. this event has been designed to explore some of North Norfolk’s most amazing gravel tracks and paths with the routes going for 50% gravel to 50% road. The routes will be fast and flowing with some technical work thrown in for good measure. You can choose from 25, 50, 75 and a huge 100 mile gravel ride taking in most of what North Norfolk has to offer. No matter what distance you do it will be a lovely day out on the bikes.

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Tour de Broads – 21/08/2022
TPR Events are thrilled to announce the return of the Tour de Broads event. An epic cross county ride which takes in as many of the Norfolk broads that can be reached out on the roads with stunning picturesque sections in between. This event will return to Norfolk on Sunday 21st August and will feature 25, 50, 75, 100 mile routes for 2022, as well as a family friendly ride. Held mainly on quiet roads each route will incorporate a bit of tarmacked cycle paths and the occasional crossing of a bigger road. Our family ride should take you just one hour to cycle – perfect for little legs!

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RSPB Suffolk Go Wild – 06/11/2022
TPR Events are pleased to announce that the popular RSPB/TPR mixed terrain cycle sportive is back, exploring the wilder parts of the beautiful Suffolk Coast. Starting at the incredible RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve before heading out to join up nature reserves and wildlife havens in the best possible way, on 2 wheels! There’s a family friendly 5m route, a 30m route and the full 60m challenge. This is not a road event; it’s 50% off-road with no alternative sectors, it’s a route where you will get muddy and be grinning from ear to ear.

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Why work with a coach for your sportive challenge in 2022?

If you’re looking to get the most out of your event day, push yourself, ride strong and have fun, then making sure you’re on the start line in good shape and ready for the demands of the event you’re doing is vital. Each event has different demands and therefore should have a slightly tailored preparation for it in training. If you’re riding a hilly event that will leave you with a large amount of altitude gain by the end of the day then you’re going to need to have trained in the hills; if it’s a long endurance epic like the 150-mile Insanity Sportive by TPR Events, then you’re going to need to have build up a strong engine to keep your legs and body going through to the end.

At Blackzone Coaching we work with individual athletes creating bespoke 1-to-1 coaching plans that are suited to that rider’s lifestyle, working demands, training availability and goals to help the rider be their best. Find out more about our different coaching plans here.

If you’re looking to or have already entered a TPR Events sportive then get in touch about your coaching plan today and get 10% off!