Cobbler Classic Sportive

Cobbler Classic Sportive

Saturday 17th October 2020 | Northamptonshire

Cobbler Classic Sportive

Saturday 17th October 2020 | Northamptonshire

EVENT CANCELLED

Sadly, due to the ongoing global pandemic, we have had to cancel this event. Riders for the event will have already had an email asking if they want to transfer their entry, donate it to ARUK or get a refund. If you have any queries regarding your own entry, please send us a message via the Contact Us page.


 

Taking its name from the shoe-making history of its Northamptonshire surroundings, the Cobbler Classic Sportive will take you through some of the county’s best sights and cycling roads. With no major climbs on the course and two routes to choose from, this sportive makes for the perfect late-season spin.

The lack of climbs on the Cobbler Classic Sportive can be a welcome respite for those wanting to wind down after a challenging season of cycling. That said, the undulating nature of the route means it never really levels out with plenty of ups and downs leaving you to set your own stride, with the odd helpful short downhill push every now and again.

As you set off from just outside Brackley, you’ll pass through the sleepy villages of Shalstone and Chackmore, with quiet country lanes connecting them, before going over the top of Silverstone, with the historic race track on your left on the way through.

After a stretch on a long and straight country lane, you’ll dip into Towcester before it’s out into the open once more. One or two short and sharp climbs may crop up around this part of the course, but climbs tend to be rolling, brief and joined up, making this an ideal all-weather event.

As you weave through rural roads that lead to villages such as Byfield and Aston Le Wells on the way back to the ride HQ, you can afford to empty the tank near the end as the gradient will stay the same throughout. After reaching Biddleston, you’re nearly there, and ready to claim a well-deserved finisher’s medal once over the line.

The Cobbler Classic Sportive is certainly not our most difficult cycling event and is an ideal chance for riders to rack up some more miles on their bike before the season ends, without too much climbing to worry about.

LOCATION

Turweston Aerodrome,
Biddlesden Road,
Westbury,
Brackley, NN13 5YD

ROUTES

Standard: 75 miles
Short: 41 miles

The Routes

Choose your route carefully. The distance and elevation gain should give you some indication as to how easy/hard each route is, as well as showing you where the tougher climbs are.

Standard ROUTE

Distance: 75 miles   
Elevation Gain: + ft

Short ROUTE

Distance: 41 miles   
Elevation Gain: + ft

What you get

Free Parking
Free Parking
Fully Signed Routes
Fully Signed Route
Feed Stops
OTE Feed Stops
Chip Timing
Chip Timing
Online Results
Online Results
Food and Drink
Food and Drink Available
Medical Support
Medical Support
Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support
Finishers Medal
Finishers Medal
Freedom Brew
Freedom Brew
Six Physio
Six Pyhsio

Essential Items

Essential Items
Helmet (no helmet, no ride). Helmets must comply with the latest US Snell B90/B95 or European CE Standards
Basic tools
Inner tubes
Pump
Drink bottle
First aid kit (recommended)
Mobile phone for emergencies
Lights and high visibility clothing (on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced)
Facemask (for venue) and hand sanitiser

Plastic Free

In our quest to make feed stops plastic free, we ask that you ride with a bottle

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