Beyond Somerset Sportive (Saturday)

Next Race: 10/04/2021

BEYOND SOMERSET SPORTIVE

SATURDAY EVENT

A relaxed yet stunning tour around the Somerset levels, this fun ride is about taking your time, enjoying the views and just getting in some early season miles.

Now in its fifth year and again all routes ride the CHEDDAR GORGE CLIMB

Strictly limited to 300 riders come join us for a smile that will last for weeks. #iridebeyond

Starting and finishing at Glastonbury football ground (Abbey moor stadium), we have kept all the good bits of the previous year’s rides, and the ride routes have all been adjusted, to remove a few climbs but to still keep the ride an interesting mix of flat sections, short sharp climbs and off course the bit you want to ride CHEDDAR GORGE

 

BEYOND SOMERSET SPORTIVE:

LONG ROUTE 162 km or 102 Miles

The long route isn't a leg burner, but it will include the iconic climb through Cheddar Gorge, being an early season sportive, its more about testing where you are after your winter training, but it would be wrong not to include the climb, the cut of times are there for the safety of both the riders and the sanity off the staff.

Be under no illusion the long route will still test you, its long with an iconic climb and a few other inclines just in case you haven't worked hard enough.

MEDIUM ROUTE 110 km or 68 Miles

This medium route at 110km is a nice flat (ish) affair other than the Cheddar gorge climb (Its long and steady), the ride could be a quick pace but the event is more about adding another dimension to your training, it’s not necessarily about speed it’s about putting those longer miles into the legs.

There are a few tests during the ride in the shape of some nice climbs that will need some effort.

SHORT ROUTE 63 km or 40 Miles

The Short is an ideal opportunity if you are new to Sportive riding or you just want a nice easy ride, great for a family ride, we are happy for children 14 and Under to attend for FREE, as long as they are accompanied with an paying adult (One adult/one child per entry).

 

PARKING / START / FINISH LOCATION:

GLASTONBURY FOOTBALL CLUB

GODNEY ROAD

GLASTONBURY BA6 9AF

The postcode above should be used to get you close to the event, however as with every location the post code covers a wide area, you should use GLASTONBURY FOOTBALL CLUB, when you are close.

There are signs directing you to the parking location when you are close, please follow these signs.

 

EACH RIDER WILL RECIEVE:

  • A fantastic finisher medal
  • Entry goodies (Distance specific)
  • Timed results
  • Safe bag drop
  • Aid station/s (Route distance will determine how many)
  • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course
  • On course support (Mechanical)
  • Post-race refreshments (Available to purchase)

 

FEED STATIONS:

Each distance has a number of feed stations to keep you energized during the ride, these are top ups only (We do not have energy gels at our feeds).

LONG ROUTE   Including 3 feed stations

MEDIUM ROUTE   Including 2 feed stations

SHORT ROUTE   Including 1 feed station

 

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 300 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 plenty of snacks, water and energy drink (No gels).
  • Online results
  • Finishers medal
  • On site catering (Hot and Cold drinks and food available to purchase)
  • Pick up wagons
  • Massage available (Weather dependant)

 

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:

Parking will be open from 0715

Registration will be from 0730 - 0845

You can start anytime from 0730 – 0900 (THE START WILL CLOSE AT 0915)

There will be a small safety brief on the start line just before the race begins, if you miss the briefing you will not be able to compete.

 

AFTER ENTERING:

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

If you don’t receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the event, so please use an active email address.

 

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

 

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’s any event and any distance.

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

You don’t 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).

Beyond Somerset Sportive (Saturday) Apr 2021

  • 10/04/2021, 07:30

    SATURDAY LONG

    162 Km bike £35.00
  • 10/04/2021, 07:30

    SATURDAY MEDIUM

    110 Km bike £35.00
  • 10/04/2021, 07:30

    SATURDAY SHORT

    63 Km bike £30.00

Location

Directions

EVENT LOCATION : Glastonbury Football Club, Godney Rd, Glastonbury BA6 9AF

Directions from :-

EXETER :-

FOLLOW M5 TO JUNCTION 25, TAKE EXIT 25 ONTO A38, AND THEN SIGNS TO GLASTONBURY AND THE A39.

(1hr 17mins - 62.8miles)

SOUTHAMPTON:-

FOLLOW A36 ONTO A303, AND A372 TO GLASTONBURY
(2hr 05mins - 73.2m)

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