At the height of summer, the Cotswolds will be at their immaculate best and what better way to enjoy them than by bike as you navigate the intertwining lanes and tackle the rolling hills. With all three routes barely leaving the confines of this area of natural beauty the event showcases the region like never before. Constantly undulating from start to finish the rapid succession of climbs and descents will keep you on your toes all day, and although those in the first half of the ride are relatively tame, those in the later stages pack a significantly bigger punch. With the epic route heading south the ups become bigger and so do the downs as you head south to Bourton Hill then loop back via Clapton-on-the-hill and the last big test of the day Rissington Road. Climbing up and through the pretty village of Rissington, winding between its pristine stone cottages and manicured gardens this is the quintessential Cotswolds climb, and at 2.3 kilometres long with an average of 5% a pretty tough one too round of a wonderful day.
These routes cover many of the roads in the Cotswolds but by no means exhaust them so if you’re looking for more of the same, or perhaps some stiffer tests then head further south towards Cheltenham and Stroud. There’s an abundance of killer climbs around there from the 30% slopes of Bushcombe Lane to the more slightly more sedate slopes of Frocester Hill and Haresfield Beacon to name but three. With a surprise gradient or a beautiful village around every corner a day getting lost on two wheel in the Cotswolds is about as good as it gets.
There are a number of rooms available to book at the venue, should you wish to arrive the night before or stay and relax after the event. You have the choice of booking just a room or you can have B&B with an ensuite. Prices include VAT.
Double/Twin - £50.00
Double for a single occupant - £42.00
Double/Twin - £68.00
Double for a single occupant - £54.00
To check availability and book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Free sock offer applies when purchasing an adult event entry using code: TOUR19. Offer is limited to first 1000 pairs claimed via the code. Colours may vary and will be delivered to UK only within 10 working days of order. Orders outside of the UK must be collected at the event. Excludes U16 entry. Ends midnight 28 July 2019. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. You must add the socks to the basket when entering the event. The Tour Socks offer will appear on the cart page giving you the chance to add the socks to your cart but if you can't see it, you can view the socks here: Tour Socks
Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing award you achieved, will be displayed on our results page. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.
SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!
By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.
Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.
Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019