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Bigger Location to Meet Demand for Cotswold Edge Sportive

by Nick Gregory

The Cotswold Edge Sportive on 13th October 2013 is moving to a new, bigger event base to meet the surge in demand for the event.

For the last two years, the event has run from the  village of Hawkebury Upton on the southern Edge of the Cotswolds, but after a huge surge in demand for the event in 2012 and in the approach to the 2013 event, organisers Southern Sportive have moved the event to the headquarters of Renishaw PLC near Wootton Under Edge, to cope with the increased numbers.

Cotswold Edge
The Cotswold Edge sportive features some calf-busting climbs

This big corporate site has plenty of space for riders and on site parking to help the Cotswold Edge Sportive grow into its third year. It is only a few miles from the old start point at Hawkesbury too, and best of all, it is right on the event course. So, while you can expect a slightly revised and refreshed route to accommodate the new start point, you can also be confident that all the best bits and character of the course will still be there.

The Cotswold Edge Sportive pits you against the Cotswolds' most fearsome climbs, and gives you some of their most magnificent views. From those heights, it delivers you to the banks of the Severn Estuary on flowing, low lying lanes with an edge of the world feel.

The ride features two well stocked and positioned feed and support stations, one of which is positioned at a local village hall to provide extra facilities an the route. And the feature of Cotswold Edge's past will still feature too; an optional extra 10k loop including the calf-busting 1:5 climb of Kilcott Hill, which will earn a highlight on the event results and the admiration of your peers.

Full event details and booking can be found at

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