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Wiggle Cotswolds Sportive

02/08/2014 - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Sportive

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This mid-summer Sportive is sure to test your seasons training to date. With its unforgiving, but quintessentially British country side vistas held entirely in the Cotswold District - as Britain's largest Area of outstanding natural beauty, this will be one sportive you won't want to miss out on. 

Leaving from the magnificent Cheltenham racecourse, home of the Cheltenham Festival, and the Gold Cup, it has everything facility you come to expect from the Wiggle Super Series events. 

You will start by heading north in to the shadow of Cleeve hill - the highest point in both the Cotswold hills. You'll enjoy some nice rolling terrain to warm you up before arriving at your first Chocolate box village of the day - Broadway. Shortly after you get your first challenging climb of the day up Snowshill - famous for Snowshill lavender. From Here you'll start to head south enjoying more warm sandstone villages and rolling roads, passing through Naunton, Temple Guiting. Then the serious climbing starts again, with Salter Hill, and Sudeley Hill both coming in quick succession, before heading to the village of Guiting Power.

At least for a while after this the hill easy off slightly, but don't worry there's still plenty of leg burners to come before you finish...As you approach Cheltenham again from the South West, the final sting in the tail is Ham hill. By this point you'll have 90+ miles under your belt so it may hurt a little! But its' worth it - the view from the top is stunning. Immediately looking down over the whole of Cheltenham, beyond to the Malvern Hills and into the Black mountains of Wales.

Once back at the venue you'll be greeted with a finisher T-shirt, Medal, hot drinks, bike wash, optional massages.

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HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Cheltenham Racecourse
Address Line 2 Cheltenham Racecourse
Town Cheltenham
County Gloucestershire
Postcode GL50 4SH
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Name UK Cycling Events
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County Gloucestershire
Postcode GL50 4SH

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