3 Counties 100 2012

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 15th July 2012

LOCATION

Guilsborough, Northamptonshire

EVENT SUMMARY

Now in its second year, this picturesque cyclosportive has been named after the 100km route which crosses Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. It takes place mostly on beautiful country lanes and takes in the major historic landmarks in the 3 counties. Cyclists can choose to extend the route to 100 miles to include Rutland Water, or to enjoy a shortened family 20 mile ride.

A percentage of the profits from the 3 Counties 100 cyclosportive will be donated to MeningitisUK.

ROUTE INFORMATION

Choice of four cycle routes –

  • 62 miles (100km) – The 100 km route goes past the Naseby civil war battlefield and monument, around Market Harborough and over the top of Eyebrook Reservoir, where the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron practised their low flying in preparation for the famous dambuster raid in 1946. Cyclists then pass the Welland viaduct where they can stop at the feed station and enjoy the view of 82 arches of Britain’s longest valley viaduct. Then its down the beautiful Northamptonshire country lanes back to Guilsborough.
  • 100 miles – Cyclists have the option of adding Rutland water to their 3 Counties 100 trip. The 100 mile route follows the 100km route up to the Welland Viaduct where it turns left and heads under the viaduct and up to Rutland Water, passing the beautiful windmill at Morcott. The route from Morcott around Rultand Water is on mainly faster, busier roads as cyclists enjoy the views over Rutland Water they will be aware this is the half way stage. Cyclists turn left and descend down the A6003 via Glaston to Seaton and head back to the Viaduct and follow the 100km route back to Guilsborough.
  • 20 miles – The 20 and 10 mile roues remain in Northamptonshire, mainly on quiet contry lanes. The 20 mile route takes cyclists up to the Naseby monument, across to Kelmarsh Hall and down through Cottesbrooke and back to Guilsborough
  • 10 miles – The 10 mile route bears right before Naseby, taking riders along quiet country lanes through Cottesbrooke to Creaton, past Hollowell Reservoir and Coton Manor back to Guilsborough

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Feed stations
  • Broom Wagon

START LOCATION

Guilsborough School
Guilsborough Grange
West Haddon Road
Guilsborough
Northampton
NN6 8QE

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ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

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