Tour of the National Forest 2013

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 5th May 2013

LOCATION

Loughborough, Leicestershire

EVENT SUMMARY

A new event for 2013 organised by Loughborough University.

“The tour of the national forest sportive is packed with features like no other sportive out there. Loughborough is the top university for sport, for the one reason that we are the best at it. We also know how to deliver top sporting events! Our aim is not to make money like other commercial organisers but to provide you with an event which guides you around some of the most picturesque villages and country lanes in Leicestershire, and also gives you all the event features of a number of sportives all rolled into one!”

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of three route options –

  • 160km
  • 100km
  • 45km

“All three routes offer a challenging ride through the heart of the East Midlands, winding its way through the quiet country lanes located throughout the National Forest. All three routes are centred around the Charnwood Forest, an area of ancient woodland located just outside Loughborough famed for a number of country parks including Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill. The 100 Km route explores the Ticknall and Staunton Harold Reservoir near Calke Abbey, a well preserved National Trust property. The 160 Km route guides you through the picturesque villages and country lanes around Bosworth Battlefield and Thornton Reservoir.”

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Feed Stations
  • Event photographer
  • Mechanical support
  • Broom wagon
  • Finishers pack with t-shirt

START LOCATION

Loughborough University Stadium
Loughborough University
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3GR

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

ENTRY PRICES

  • £19.40 per rider

FURTHER INFORMATION

Tour of the National Forest