There’s a reason holidaymakers flock to the Cotswolds in their droves – its amazingly scenic countryside makes for the perfect weekend’s cycling. A selection of great climbs and miles of rolling rural roads provide an ideal mix for a day in the saddle.
Soon after you set off from the venue, you’ll be faced with one of the first major climbing tests of the event straight away. Moving up Round Hill, make sure to catch your breath and check out the magnificent surrounding views as you crest the climb.
Once you’ve reached the top of this climb, it’s plain sailing until the next big ascent as you can concentrate on peddling away the miles and taking in the surrounding scenery at the same time. A reassuring downhill drop will open up just before passing Toddington Stanway – hold onto your bars, as this is fast one.
Sure enough, as inviting descents come, uphill challenges will lie in wait as you’ll be out of the saddle again soon after to tackle the next hill between Snowshill and Saintbury. As soon as this is behind you, though, you’ll be able to power through the final few miles on a series of fast and technical country lanes leading back to Cheltenham. A finisher’s medal and recovery product wait for you at ride HQ.
We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the crew for the day and helping out, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to ride for free. If this particular event is fully staffed, you can always put your name down for another event. More information about volunteering can be found on our Volunteer at a Cycling Event page, along with the link to the online application form.
Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page
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!
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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.