Following on from the amazing day in 2022, we are pleased to return to the Cotswolds in 2023.
With slightly adjusted routes and now a May event,
Simply choose a distance to ride either a short of 69 km (TBC), A medium route of 104 km (64 Miles) or a Long of 163 km (102 Miles), which ever you decide, you know it will be a great experience in this stunning environment.
This event starting and finishing at Cheltenham racecourse will take in lots of the stunning Cotswolds on the route, not an overly tough ride, this sportive is more aimed at a relaxed day in the saddle, we are just trying to help you enjoy cycling at its very finest, and what better place to do it, in what is a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty.
All routes will start and finish at Cheltenham racecourse, and we have tried to make the whole route as open and free flowing as we could.
Strictly limited to 750 riders.
EVENT CENTRE INCLUDES:
The event centre will include
Free parking (Parking is next to the event centre and registration)
Toilets (Portable toilets)
Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)
Please bring some change, we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.
Long route 166 km or 103 Miles
Medium route 102 km or 65 Mile
Short route 70 km or 43 Mile
ALL ROUTES MAP LINK:
You can view a full map of all the routes by following this link.
Although the routes are comprehensively marked with route arrows on occasion people move these signs, we suggest downloading the route to a phone or navigation device just in case you need route assistance on the day.
ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE ROUTES TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE.
COURSE SPLITS / CUT OFFS:
For the safety of riders and the sanity of event staff we must use cut offs, if you start your ride at the appropriate time and can ride at approx. 12 mph you will make the course split point.
On this event the cut off is at 86 km at 1230, you must be at the 86 km point by 1230 to continue the long route.
If not, you will be directed to the medium course, this affects the long route only.
RIDERS ON ALL ROUTES MUST RETURN TO THE EVENT VENUE BY 1630
We try to have a varied mixed at the feed stations, these will include: –
FEED STATION LOCATIONS:
Feed 1 : TBC
Feed 2 : Elmley castle village Hall
Long 93km Medium
Feed 3 : TBC
Plus a few other things that we source as they become available.
Please note we do not supply gels and we cannot guarantee the products do not contain nuts, gluten, or wheat.
If you have specific food tolerances you will need to carry your own supplies.
SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:
Parking will open at 0700
Registration will be from 0730 – 0845
You can start from 0730 – 0900
The START will close at 0900 you will not be able to start after this time.
There will be a small safety brief on the start line for each group just before your event begins, if you miss the briefing, you will not be able to compete.
EACH RIDER WILL RECIEVE:
ALL OF OUR SPORTIVES FEATURE:
Whether you are setting yourself a fitness target, raising money for your good cause or just coming to join the hundreds of other riders who are riding for their own goals, you know you can also ride just for fun.
(The event is limited of 750 riders over all the distances).
On entering the event you will receive a booking confirmation email.
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If you do not receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.
Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the event.
Event updates will arrive approx. 2 weeks before an event, but everything you need to know is contained within these event pages.
Transfers, deferrals, and entrant swaps will close 1 month before the event, when the event sells out, we will operate a waiting list.
If a space becomes available, you will be invited via email to enter.
Kudo coach is an app that builds you a flexible, personalised training plan that makes optimum use of your time to get you to the start line in the best shape possible.
Power and Heart rate based indoor and outdoor workouts.
Regular training advice and guidance backed with elite coaching experience.
Ride anywhere – Kudo coach will sync your ride data with all other cycling platforms.
FANCY HELPING AT AN EVENT:
We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the team for the day or even a few hours at registration or with parking, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to enter for free, that is any event and any distance.
If you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch.
You do not need to help at a Sportive, if you help at any of our events, running, cycling, triathlons you can enter multiple events for free. (Dependent on time given).