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Sunday 24 Sep 2017 
At Westonbirt School, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG

Have a challenging and scenic day out on your bike
- whilst helping children in Africa get to school!

A non-competitive cycle challenge with a choice of 5 fully signposted courses:

     BORDERING THE SHIRES
     30 miles [48km] - relatively flat and easy going for the casual rider
     
     ESCAPE TO RIVENDELL

     50 miles [80km] - a mixture of flat and rolling hills for intermediate riders

     JOURNEY TO ISENGARD
     70 miles [112km] - a challenge with steep hills, for regular riders
     
     NEARLY INTO MORDOR

     90 miles [145km] - same as the 70 but a bit more of it

     VENTURING INTO MORDOR
     100 miles [160km] - only for intrepid travellers who can face the Ringwraiths of the Mind!     

All riders who complete their chosen challenge, sign in at all the Feed Stations and raise a minimum of £10 for Bikes4Africa will be entered into a Prize Draw. There are also prizes for teams. 

The Cotswolds is well known for its beautiful countryside, gentle wolds, with river valleys, water meadows, beech woods and sleepy limestone villages. A mix of flatlands, rolling hills and sharp escarpments makes this area very special for bike rides such as the 
JOLE RIDER COTSWOLD SPORTIVE. 

The event is centred on Westonbirt School, house and gardens, set in acres of stunning parkland with superb facilities for an event of this type. It is located close to the historic market town of Tetbury, known for its boutique shops, and a town rapidly becoming Gloucestershire's centre of cycling.

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EVENT SUMMARY: Autumn Cotswold Sportive

  DATE AND VENUE:
       Sunday 24 Sep 2017
       Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QG

  
HOW TO ENTER:
       Entry to the event is by British Cycling's online registration system.
       You will need a British Cycling user account which is free to set up.
       Here is a list of frequently asked questions about British Cycling's online
       registration system
      You can also enter on the day
      For details of this click on BOOK NOW below

  FUNDRAISING:
       Fundraising for this event is welcomed but optional.
       Entry fees and funds raised will go to Bikes4Africa

  ORGANISER:
       jole rider in association with 
British Cycling
       
 


WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR RIDES?

THE ROUTES: rated at 92.2%
     A very pleasant and well thought out route
     Revealed the beauty of the Cotswolds
     Unlike many Sportives, avoided busy roads
     Good quiet roads, very little traffic
     Scenic and a decent mix of hills and flat
     The route took me to places I'd never have gone to otherwise


THE SIGNAGE: rated at 93.2%
     Best signed course I've ever been on
     Signage was top notch
     Brilliant to know I can trust the signage on your routes
     GPX files provided added confidence


THE FOOD: rated at 91.6%
     Loved the pie and beans at the end. First class pie!
     Best stocked feed stations ever!
     Free tea and coffee well received
     Really couldn't have been better!
     The best feed stations! Great munchies and lovely volunteers!


OVERALL EXPERIENCE: rated at 95.8%
     I've done a few Sportives - this was very well organised
     Fabulous welcome and assistance from marshalls
     First class; a wonderful, friendly event
     Spot on! Best organised Sportive!
     Excellent. Well organised and friendly
     Friendly staff, good venue


BUT - WE'VE HAD SOME NEGATIVE COMMENTS TOO:
     Hills not spread out enough over the route
     Potholes
     I do question how many people read the 14 page info sheet
 


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