Beyond Cotswold Sportive

Next Race: 01/05/2021

Cheltenham

FOR EVENTS TO RE START THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS WE HAVE TO DO, THESE RULES COME FROM TWO PLACES.


THE GOVERNMENT ROADMAP TO A FULL UNLOCK


AND


BRITISH CYCLING

 

THESE RULES MAINLY REVOLVE AROUND

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

AND

HAND SANITIZING

 

THE EVENT WILL BE RUN BY THE FOLLOWING


REGISTRATION
Covid-19 requirement: maintain social distancing.

There is no registration your number will come in the post.

It is compulsory for you to wear a face covering in the event centre.


BRIEFINGS
Covid-19 requirement: there will be no safety brief to maintain social distancing.
What you need to do: the safety briefing will be provided pre-event to avoid people gathering in groups on the day.

Make sure you read this. (Via email and on our website).

 

THERE WILL BE VARIOUS ANNOUNCMENTS VIA THE PA.

 

PARKING

Covid-19 requirement: maintain social distancing.
Once parked you can come to the start, you have your number there is no need to register.
It is compulsory for you to wear a face covering in the event centre.

 

WHAT THREE WORDS PARKING LOCATION

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POST CODE PARKING LOCATION

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE, EVESHAM ROAD, CHELTENHAM GL50 4SH

 


CHANGING AND BAG DROP
Covid-19 requirement: both will be removed to maintain social distancing and minimise touch points
What you need to do: arrive changed and ready to ride.

 

START
Covid-19 requirement: You will be set off in groups of 6 rolling start with space between you and the next group to maintain social distancing.
What you need to do: Be patient and maintain social distancing.


BIKE
Covid-19 requirement: maintain social distancing.
What you need to do: whilst taking part, maintain the following minimum distances between yourself and other participants 2 metres (Your social bubble can be smaller),

 consider additional space based on the aerosol effect that sees the expelling of droplets and look to avoid being positioned directly behind the person in front of you.

Overtaking is possible but social distancing of at least 2 metres should be maintained whilst doing so.

 

AID STATIONS
Covid-19 requirement: The aid station is at BECKFORD VILLAGE HALL

21 km Short

42 km Long
Everything will be individually wrapped.

Drinks will be poured for you.

 

THERE IS A SMALL OUT AND BACK FOR THE MEDIUM ROUTE FEED

PLEASE LOOK AT THE MAP

 

FINISH

Covid-19 requirement: MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

As you finish; move through the finish chute to avoid crowding (HAND SANITIZE)

 

Follow the one-way system passed the goodies/finish table, collect your medal,

 

These will be laid on a table for you to collect, please take the appropriate items for your distance.

Then you must leave as quickly as you can.

 

SOCIAL ELEMENTS/COFFEE/FOOD ETC.

Covid-19 requirement: There are no social elements to this event.

TOILETS

 

YOU WILL NEED TO HAND SANITIZE TO USE THE TOILETS.

 

 

 

BEYOND COTSWOLDS SPORTIVE (Saturday) 

The Cotswolds Sportive, is another new event for Beyond events in 2021, however with our experience and expertise we have every confidence it will become another popular event in our sportive portfolio an enjoyable test for many cyclists, if it follows the trend of our other sportives it will sell out before the day.

Simply choose a distance to ride either a short of 64 km (40 Miles) or a Medium route of 100 km (62 Miles) which ever you decide, you know it will be a great experience in this stunning environment.

This event starting and finishing at Cheltenham racecourse will take in lots of the stunning Cotswolds on the route, not an overly tough ride, this sportive is more aimed at a relaxed day in the saddle, we are just trying to help you enjoy cycling at its very finest, and what better place to do it, in what is a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty.

 

COTSWOLDS SPORTIVE:

All routes will start and finish at Cheltenham racecourse, and we have tried to make the whole route as open and free flowing as we could.

 

EVENT CENTRE:

The event centre location is at 

 

Cheltenham racecourse

Evesham road

Cheltenham

GL50 4SH

  • Free parking (Parking is next to the event centre and registration)
  • Toilets (Portable Toilets)
  • Pre and Post event massage (Fee payable) (No Massage due to covid restrictions)
  • Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable) (No on site coffee or food facilities) (This could change if restrictions are changed or lifted).

We will have the finest coffee house serving Hot drinks, snacks, please bring some change as we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.(No Coffee due to covid restrictions)

 

ROUTES AVAILABLE:

MEDIUM ROUTE

DISTANCE 101 km or 62 Miles Total Elevation 811m

The Medium route map can be found on the following links

RIDE WITH GPS

STRAVA

 

SHORT ROUTE

DISTANCE 63 km or 39 Miles Total Elevation 480m

The Short route map can be found on the following links

RIDE WITH GPS

STRAVA

ALL ROUTES MAP LINK:

You can view a full map of all the routes by following this link, however printed maps for you will be available at the start.(No maps due to covid restrictions)

ROUTE MAP

Although the routes are comprehensively marked with route arrows on occasion people move these signs, we suggest downloading the route to a phone or navigation device just in case you need route assistance on the day.

ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE ROUTES TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE.

 

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:

Parking will open at 0700

Registration will be from 0730 – 0845 (THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FOR 2021, YOUR NUMBER WILL COME IN THE POST).

You can start from 0730 - 0930 (WE HAVE EXTENDED THE START TIMES TO GIVE US THE TIME TO START YOU IN GROUPS OF 6)

The START will close at 0930 you will not be able to start after this time.

There will be a small safety brief on the start line just before the event begins, if you miss the briefing you will not be able to compete.(No BRIEF due to covid restrictions, it will come via email).

 

EACH RIDER WILL RECIEVE:

  • A fantastic finisher medal
  • Entry goodies (Distance specific)
  • Timed results
  • Safe bag drop (No Bag drop due to covid restrictions)
  • Aid station/s (Route distance will determine how many) (The Aid Station for all is at 21km For the short and 42km for the Medium).
  • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course
  • Post-race refreshments (Available to purchase) (Cancelled due to covid restrictions)

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Whether you’re setting yourself a fitness target, raising money for your good cause or just coming to join the hundreds of other riders who are riding for their own goals, you know you can also ride just for fun.

(The event is limited of 500 riders over all the distances).

 

ALL OF OUR SPORTIVES FEATURE:

  • Facilities and parking
  • On course support
  • Medical support (Inc. on the course)
  • Full route marking (GPX and TCX files available to download)
  • 3rd party rider public liability insurance
  • Aid stations, inc energy drink (we do not supply gels)
  • Online results
  • Finishers medal
  • On site catering (Hot and Cold drinks and food available to purchase) (No catering due to covid restrcitions).
  • Pick up wagons
  • Massage available (No massage due to covid restriction).

 

 AFTER ENTERING:

On entering the event you will receive a booking confirmation email.

If you do not receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the event.

Event updates will arrive approx. 1 month before an event, but everything you need to know is contained within these event pages.

Entries, deferals and transfers close the End of March 2021.

 

TRAINING

Kudo coach is an app that builds you a flexible, personalised training plan that makes optimum use of your time to get you to the start line in the best shape possible.

Power and Heart rate based indoor and outdoor workouts.

Regular training advice and guidance backed with elite coaching experience.

Ride anywhere – Kudo coach will sync your ride data with all other cycling platforms.

https://www.kudo.coach

 

FANCY HELPING AT AN EVENT:

We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the team for the day or even a few hours at registration or with parking, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to enter for free, that is any event and any distance.

If you would like more information, please email info@beyondevents.org.uk and someone will be in touch. 

You do not need to help at a Sportive, if you help at any of our events, running, cycling, triathlons you can enter multiple events for free. (Dependent on time given).

 

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER RUNNING EVENTS

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY DISTANCE AND ABILITY.

 

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

CALM exists to change this.

https://www.thecalmzone.net/about-calm/contact-us/

Beyond Events is supporting CALM through our events.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

CALM exists to change this.

 

The positive energy that can be gained through physical energy is a natural fit for us, we will be encouraging entrants to raise funds through the CALM just giving page. #dontbottleitup

 

You can choose a fixed amount at entry to Donate or use the CALM just giving pages

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BeyondEventsCALM

 

https://www.thecalmzone.net/about-calm

Beyond Cotswold Sportive May 2021

  • 01/05/2021, 07:30

    MEDIUM (100 km or 62 Miles)

    £38.50
  • 01/05/2021, 07:30

    SHORT ( 64 km or 40 Miles )

    £38.50

Location

Directions

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH

Goggle maps link here

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