The Cotswolds Century Sportive

September 4, 2021

Long Route

Distance : 161km

Elevation : 1,686m

Difficulty :

Medium Route

Distance : 101km

Elevation : 732m

Difficulty :

September 4, 2021 : £39

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4th Sep 2021
Medium Route £39 £39 Book Now
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Ride Introduction

A ride of contrasting terrain with rolling terrain to suit the rouleurs at the start of the ride followed by some challenging climbs on the long route to suit the grimpeurs as we return via the Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Heading out east from the start at Didmarton you’ll pass through picturesque Cotswolds villages on quiet country lanes looping past the edge of Cotswold Water Park before we turn back and start to head for the hills. The 100km route returns back to the finish before reaching the bigger climbs but for riders on the 100 mile route there’s plenty of challenge towards the end of the ride including a 3km climb out of Wotton-Under-Edge followed by the shorter but steeper Stouts Hill often used for local cycling club hill climb events.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 161km 1,686m 3/5
Medium Route 101km 732m 1/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 40km

Mechanic

Support at start & on route

Sign-Posted Route

Fully signed route & GPX file

Timing Chips

Timing chips and Strava segments

Ride Marshalls

Supporting you on the ride

After Party

Food & drink at the finish village

The Cotswolds Century Sportive

A ride of contrasting terrain with rolling terrain to suit the rouleurs at the start of the ride followed by some challenging climbs on the long route to suit the grimpeurs as we return via the Cotswold Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Heading out east from the start at Didmarton you’ll pass through picturesque Cotswolds villages on quiet country lanes looping past the edge of Cotswold Water Park before we turn back and start to head for the hills. The 100km route returns back to the finish before reaching the bigger climbs but for riders on the 100 mile route there’s plenty of challenge towards the end of the ride including a 3km climb out of Wotton-Under-Edge followed by the shorter but steeper Stouts Hill often used for local cycling club hill climb events.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 8am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Location : Didmarton

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Post ride beers & food available
  • Finishers medal

Route Notes

Select Route:

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food available

Finishers medal

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules