Activities

  • Cotswold Monster 100 - Individual Age group/open
  • Cotswold Classic 50 - Individual Age group/open
  • Cotswold Tour 20 - Individual Age group/open
  • Family Fun - 5 Miles - Individual Age group/open

Description

 

 

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Now in it's sixth year, the Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive 2018 is based in the grounds of Broughton Castle, near Banbury. With the various sportive routes winding their way through the north Cotswold Hills this event offers a challenge for every level of cyclist. There are four sportive routes available on the day, from a family fun ride to a Monster 100 mile lung and leg tester. Further details are below.

The event is organised by Banbury Cherwell Rotary Club.

Sportive Route Details:

  • 'Family Fun' ride of 10km / 5.5 miles  no need to register online as entry is payable on the day. A flat(ish) family freindly route around the quiet road and track immediately surrounding the castle.
  • 'Cotswold Tour 20' 32km / 20 miles through undulating North Oxfordshire ironstone countryside - the course winds its way through the villages of Shutford, and Epwell. There are no really big hills on this route we promise, but by the nature of the terrain it will be a challenge if you've not done much cycling before. There will be one feed-station on the route at approximately half distance. The Ironstone 20 might suit people who are new to sportive cycling or a medium ability but who still want a good cycling challenge. 
  • 'Cotswold Classic 50' of 80km / 50miles. This route has been designed to incorporate several classic hill climbs including Nebsworth Lane climb near Illmington, before looping through Moreton in Marsh for the feed-station located at Cotswold Cycles shop. This route is designed for the more regular cyclist who is accustomed to riding more challenging and hilly terrain. There will be 1 feed-station on this route at mile 30. The route is a testing ride and you should expect it to take somewhere between 3 and 5 hours.
  • 'Costwold  Monster 100' - 160km / 100 Mile.   This sportive route will be one of the most challenging rides that you will complete all year. The 'figure of eight' course takes in several classic climbs of the area including Nebsworth Lane, Snowshill and Butlers Lane but is also full of smaller notoriously leg sapping Cotswold lumps and bumps which the area is famous for in the cycling world. Feed stations will be located at mile 30, mile 55 and mile 80. This one really is for the serious cyclist. It's recommended that you train for this ride in order to complete the distance. Timing - for the best 5 hours, for the indefatigable 8 - 10 hours. Riders on the Costwold Monster 100 will be required to start between 7am and 8am. 

 

Costswold Tour 20, Cotswold Classic 50, and Cotswold Monster 100 routes will have full electronic chip timing.... so lets see what time you can do! 

Riders who have completed the 100, 50 and 20 mile routes will be entitled to a food voucher.

Event includes.

•    Mechanical support

•    Medical support

•    Free car park at start/finish venue

•    Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route

•    Well-stocked feed stations

•    Electronic chip timing

•    Finishers medal

Food, drinks and childrens entertainment in castle grounds. 

Full route maps and downloadable .gpx files for GPS devices can be found on the event website:

http://www.broughtoncastlesportive.co.uk 

Look forward to seeing you on July 8th 2018

 

 

 

Event details and schedule

Start Times - 

- Cotswold  Monster 100   07.00 - 07.30

- Cotswold Classic    50     09.00 - 09.30

- Cotswold Tour       20     10.00 - 12.00

- Family Fun            5       11.00 - 14.00

 

Ample free parking

 

 

Organised by

Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell

The Old Forge, Main Street, Wroxton

Phone: 01295 730288

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