Sunday Sportive Cotswold Edge 2013

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

EVENT DATE

Sunday 13th October 2013

LOCATION

Hawkesbury, South Gloucestershire

EVENT SUMMARY

First run in 20122 and now a regular addition to the Sunday Sportives series starting from Hawkesbury and taking riders into the Cotswold Hills. The ride features a choice of two finishes, the main route back to the start or an extra 4km detour to take in the 20% climb of Kilcott Hill.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options –

  • Full – 79 miles (128km) with 2050m of ascent
  • Mid – 62 miles (101km) with 1500m of ascent
  • Short – 45 miles (73km) with 1225m of ascent

“Big wide smooth roads, twisty quiet lanes, steep climbs, flowing descents, fantastic views – This ride has it all!

We think we have something very close to the perfect sportive mix for you in the Cotswolds! Starting from the quiet village of Hawkesbury Upton, the ride immediately makes for the back roads as it twists its way through quiet lanes, warming you up the challenges to come.

The event offers a twist in the tail in that you have a choice of finishes! Neither offers an ‘easy’ option though; both require some work and a fair bit of climbing. But while the direct route brings up straight up to the finish on a more manageable grind, we thought we should at least give the option of taking on the very lovely 1:5 (20%!) climb of Kilcott Hill (which we have imaginatively dubbed ‘the Kilcott Killer’), just a short detour away from the finish line! The choice is yours and there is no shame in coming straight home through the ‘front door’ – that is in fact the official route!, But if you want to finish your season by bagging one last climb – and if you have the legs and resolve for that final calf burning epic – choose the Kilcott Killer finish”

STANDARDS

  • GOLD – 27.35kph+
  • SILVER – 24.5kph+
  • BRONZE – 22.1kph+

EVENT FACILITIES

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

START LOCATION

Hawkesbury Upton Village Hall
High Street
Hawkesbury Upton
Gloucestershire
GL9 1AU

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

Entry on the day – Yes, if not sold out

ENTRY PRICES

  • Full Route – £20.00 per rider
  • Mid Route – £19.00 per rider
  • Short Route – £18.00 per rider

ORGANISER’S WEBSITE

Sunday Sportives