Beyond Cotswolds Sportive

Next Race: 13/05/2023

Cheltenham

BEYOND COTSWOLDS SPORTIVE.

Following on from the amazing day in 2022, we are pleased to return to the Cotswolds in 2023.

With sligtly adjusted routes and now a May event,

Simply choose a distance to ride either a short of 69 km (TBC), A medium route of 104 km (64 Miles) or a Long of 163 km (102 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.

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

 

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  • Free parking (Parking is next to the event centre and registration)
  • Toilets (Portable Toilets)
  • Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)

Please bring some change, we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.

 

ROUTES AVAILABLE:

LONG ROUTE

DISTANCE 166 km or 102 Miles Total Elevation 1669m.

The Long route GPS and GPX can be found on the following links

RIDE WITH GPS LINK

STRAVA

 

MEDIUM ROUTE

DISTANCE 104 km or 64 Miles Total Elevation 820m

The Medium route GPS and GPX can be found on the following links

RIDE WITH GPS LINK

STRAVA

 

SHORT ROUTE

DISTANCE 69 km or 42 Miles Total Elevation 504m

The Short route GPS and GPX can be found on the following links

RIDE WITH GPS LINK

STRAVA

 

HOW TO ADD ROUTES TO A DEVICE:

RIDE WITH GPS

GARMIN

KOMOOT

 

ALL ROUTES MAP LINK:

You can view a full map of all the routes by following this link.

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

You can start from 0730 - 0900

The START will close at 0900 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.

 

EACH RIDER WILL RECIEVE:

  • A fantastic finisher medal.
  • Entry goodies (Distance specific).
  • Timed results.
  • Safe bag drop.
  • Aid station.
  • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course.
  • Post-race refreshments (Available to purchase)

 

FEED STATIONS:

We try to have a varied mixed at the feed stations, these will include: -

  • Energy drink
  • Water
  • Bananas
  • Flap jack
  • Crisps
  • Nut bars
  • Soreen
  • Chocolate crepes
  • Cake
  • Jelly-beans or Jelly-babies

 

Plus a few other things that we source as they become available, not everything on the above list will be available at every feed.

Please note we do not supply gels and we cannot guarantee the products do not contain nuts, gluten, or wheat, if you have specific food tolerances you will need to carry your own supplies.

 

FEED STATION LOCATIONS:

Naunton village hall, 36km Long route.

Emley castle village hall, 91km Long route48 km Medium route.

Defford village hall, 117km Long route only.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Whether you are 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 750 riders over all the distances).

 

ALL OF OUR SPORTIVES FEATURE:

  • Facilities and parking
  • On course support, support and mechanic vehicles.
  • Medical support (Inc. on the course)
  • Full route marking (GPS, GPX and TCX files available to download)
  • 3rd party rider public liability insurance
  • Aid stations, inc energy drink and light snacks and nibbles (we do not supply gels)
  • Online results
  • Finisher’s medal
  • On site catering (Hot and Cold drinks and food available to purchase)
  • Pick up wagon

 

AFTER ENTERING:

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

(USE A GENUINE EMAIL ADDRESS)

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. 2 weeks before an event, but everything you need to know is contained within these event pages.

 

Transfers, deferrals, and entrant swaps will close 2 weeks before the event, when the event sells out, we will operate a waiting list.

If a space becomes available, you will be invited via email to enter.

 

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 EVENTS

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY DISTANCE AND ABILITY.

 

Beyond Cotswolds Sportive May 2023

  • 13/05/2023, 07:30

    Long (163 km - 102 Miles)

    £40.00
  • 13/05/2023, 07:30

    Medium route (101km - 64 Miles)

    £40.00
  • 13/05/2023, 07:30

    Short (TBC)

    £40.00

Location

Directions

Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH

Goggle maps link here