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Heading out of Chepstow, the Wye Tour Sportive will take you past Chepstow Castle as you cross over the River Wye and follow the Eastern bank as you encounter your first small climb, heading towards St Briavels.
The rolling nature of this route allows riders to see all of the sights as they head for the Forest of Dean, if riding the Standard and Epic routes. Riders on the Short course will ride in the direction of Clearwell Castle and its beautiful church.
Standard and Epic riders will descend into the town of Lydney overlooking the Severn Estuary where they will trace the Dean Forest Railway as they ascend out of the valley towards Parkend and Cannop Pond and Trail Centre. Shortly after, the riders will split off with the Epic riders heading towards Cinderford to marvel at the panoramic vistas that the Wye Valley has to offer. Shortly after, they will rejoin the Standard riders but before that, they will have to take on a thrilling and enjoyable descent into Upper Lydbrook.
Standard and Epic riders will then follow the course of the river shortly before embarking on an undulating route through the lovely villages of English Bicknor and Berry Hill.
All three sets of riders can then enjoy the rolling nature of the Wye to the Tintern Parva where they head back out of the valley through a lovely yet tough canopied climb up to Trelleck.
Epic riders will relish the decent of Star Hill prior to being able to catch a glimpse of the Brecon Beacons before turning away from them and heading back to the finish at Chepstow.
Overall, this course is packed with majestic views, challenging climbs and a very enjoyable day in the saddle.
The routes shown are from 2018. A new improved route for 2019 is coming soon, with the following distances.
We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.
A 20% discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you enter 4 (four) or more riders into a single event. This offer does not apply to No Excuses events, Demo Days, Brewin Dolphin Velo Club tickets and the UKCE Le Classique French Sportive. Mates Rates do not apply to any Late Entry offers. Mates rates can not be used in conjuction with voucher or discount codes.
Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £8.00 per person vs. entering on the day. Online pre-entry will save you time on the day of the event allowing you to simply pick up your registration pack from the Pre entered registration points. Please note: If an event reaches its capacity we will have to close the event to riders wanting to enter on the day. It is therefore best to pre enter online to avoid disappointment!
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On the day entries are available at all our events as long as the event has not sold out prior to the event day. On the day entries are subject to an additional £8.00 per person surcharge. Payment can be made with cash or cheque. You can fill out an entry form when you arrive at the event. One entry form must be completed per person.
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.