Circuit of the Cotswolds 2013

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 16th June 2013

LOCATION

Witney, Oxon

EVENT SUMMARY

“The Circuit of the Cotswolds is a challenge ride, in the style of European Gran Fondo events such as l’Etape du Tour or the Marmotte. It is not a race; whilst some riders choose to test themselves by riding it as fast as possible, many others are content to ride round and admire the beautiful Cotswold scenery. There are optional routes of 70 or 102 miles, providing a challenge for riders of varying levels of fitness.”

ROUTE INFORMATION

Two route options –

  • Long route – Witney FC – Leafield – Cornwell – Great Rollright – Whichford – Cherington (Feeding Station 1) – Shipston-on-Stour – Ilmington – Aston-sub-Edge – Saintbury – Sudeley Hill – Winchcombe – Gretton (Feeding Station 2) – Gotherington – Cleeve Hill – Corndean Lane – Brockhampton – Compton Abdale – Yanworth – Northleach (Feeding Station 3) – Coln St Aldwyns – Hatherop – Westwell – Shilton – Witney FC.

    Short route – There is also a shorter route option, 70 miles long. This cuts across the main circuit between the two feeding stations and misses out the biggest climbs at Lark Stoke, Saintbury, Cleeve Hill and Winchcombe. Total climbing is 1,200 metres. As long route to Feeding Station 1 – Great Wolford – Evenlode – Stow-on-the-Wold – Northleach then as long route back to Witney.

“The main Circuit of the Cotswolds route is 102 miles long and true to the memory of David Ryan is hilly and avoids main roads. The route has about 2300 metres of climbing. The headquarters are based at Witney FC, where both the starting and finishing sections take place.”

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of fully waymarked routes
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed Stations

START LOCATION

Witney FC
Marriott’s Stadium
Downs Road
Witney
Oxon
OX29 7WT

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

ENTRY PRICES

  • TBC

ORGANISERS WEBSITE

Circuit of the Cotswolds