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2013 Tour of Cotswolds Review - CLICK HERE

Tour of Cotswolds - 20 July 2014

 

Now in it's 3rd hugely succesful year the 2014 Tour of Cotswolds offers 2 beautiful rides through the heart England and Wales’ largest area of outstanding natural beauty

 

The sportive will start from Shipston on Stour and both the 76 mile (EPIC) and 52 mile (CHALLENGE) events will be comprehensively signed posted and full .gpx files will be available for riders to upload to their GPS units should they have them.

 

Both rides will flow from beautiful Cotswold village through rolling countryside lanes to the next beautiful village with some challenging climbs on the way - the 76 mile EPIC ride is a tough challenge and takes in the climbs of Blockley, Stanway, Campden Lane and, home to the 2010 National Hill Climb Championship, Dover's Hill for total climbing of 6155ft.  The 52 mile CHALLENGE route takes in Blockley and Dover's Hill for total climbing of 3927ft, with an option to add an extra 3 miles to your ride and take in the climb of Campden Lane should you choose

 

There will be a very well stocked (and highly recommended) feed station on route plus catering at the HQ, mechanical support will be available prior to the start and 'broom wagon' (courtesy of our event partners Total Fitness Bath) will follow the ride and offer limited mechanical support at the roadside and will ensure all riders get back to the HQ should you incur a non-repairable mechanical.

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