Great Western Sportive 2014

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 18th May 2014

LOCATION

Swindon, Wiltshire

EVENT SUMMARY

After it’s launch in 2010 the Great Western Sportive has grown into a popular event attracting in the region of 1,000 riders. A choice of 3 routes starting from Swindon across the ancient Ridgeway and winding through the Marlborough Downs.

2014 sees the event move from its usual June date to take place in May.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options are available –

  • Full – 101 miles (163km) with a height gain of 2036m
  • Midi – 72 miles (117km) with a height gain of 1730m
  • Short – 50 miles (81km) with a height gain of 1061m

“Rolling across the ancient Ridgeway and winding through the beautiful Marlborough Downs, the route is a real treat, with broad, open roads echoing the sweep of the scenery. The folds of the Downs provide the gradients to put you to the test, but this is a ride to reward you for every challenge, not beat you relentlessly into submission. A riders ride, if you will.

The full 107-mile challenge offers everything a classic sportive should have. Tough climbs followed by sweeping open descents across spectacular scenery, rolling valleys through idyllic villages and ridge routes offering views across a landscape that hasn’t changed much in the last thousand years.”

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed Stations
  • Free SIS energy drink
  • Mechanic support
  • Broom wagon
  • On site catering

START LOCATION

Nationwide House
Pipers Way
Swindon
SN38 1NW

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

ENTRY PRICES

  • Full Distance – £29.00 per rider
  • Mid Distance – £28.00 per rider
  • Short Distance – £26.00 per rider

ORGANISERS WEBSITE

Great Western Sportive