Sunday Sportive Cotswold Edge 2014

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 12th October 2014

LOCATION

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

EVENT SUMMARY

First run in 2012 and now a regular end of season feature in the Sunday Sportives series. The event moved from Hawkesbury to a larger venue near Wotton-under-Edge last year and features a choice of routes taking riders into the Cotswold Hills.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options –

  • Full – 80 miles (130km) with 2071m of ascent
  • Mid – 60 miles (98km) with 1453m of ascent
  • Short – 35 miles (57km) with 1052m of ascent

“Starting in the heart of the countryside, the ride immediately makes for the back roads as it twists its way through quiet lanes and leafy villages as you stretch your legs into the ride.

Turning along the Western edge of the Cotswolds, its not long until you start to see why they call this ‘the edge’. Working north towards Dursley and Stroud the route takes on a totally different feel with steep, twisting climbs though some of the prettiest parts of the Cotswolds. Tiny stone cottages and grand mansions flow by, as the landscape delivers picture book imagery at every turn. The climbs are always challenging, sometimes painful, but as those twisting lanes open out, your reward is a series of stunning views over the meandering Severn Estuary, rising on the far bank to the Forest of Dean. On a clear day you might even see glimpses of the Black Mountains!”

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

 

Renishaw
New Mills
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
GL12 8JR

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

Entry on the day – Yes, if not sold out

ENTRY PRICES

  • Full Route – £21.00 per rider
  • Mid Route – £20.00 per rider
  • Short Route – £19.00 per rider

ORGANISER’S WEBSITE

Sunday Sportives