• Extremist - 153km Entry
  • Purist - 105km Entry
  • Enthusiast - 50km Entry


Rise Above, the official sportive of Mark Cavendish, will return this summer with three new and exciting routes around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty.

This year's sportive will provide a challenging test for all riders, with three route options available - 50km, 100km and 150km.

Mark Cavendish will once again be the official starter of the sportive, before taking to the roads with the public.

Event details and schedule

The 2018 Rise Above sportive takes place on Sunday 5 August, starting and finishing from Cheltenham race course. Riders can look forward to range of support and services, including mechanics on route, fully stocked feed stations and an exclusive gift bag.


The three circular routes on offer are: 

  • Enthusiast – 50 kilometres with 697m elevation gain
  • Purist – 105km with 1,388m of elevation gain
  • Extremist – 153km with 1,845m of elevation gain


Organised by

Rise Above Sportive

Unit 1 Horizon Business Village, Weybridge

Phone: 07931110298

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