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No Excuses Midlands

02/03/2019 - Uttoxeter - Sportive

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This rolling early season event is the perfect way to wake up those winter legs, and help support our official charity partner, Alzheimer's Research UK.   

Not only will you travel parts of the historic Staffordshire and Leicester shire countryside, but we'll also take you on a well-rounded tour of the area, with an opportunity to ride happily in the knowledge that your miles will be making a difference.

Starting from Uttoxeter Racecourse, one of Britain's leading national hunt tracks, you'll ride south towards our first landmark of Blithfield Reservoir, with glorious views across the water on a clear day. From here, head eastwards to the towns of Yoxall and Barton-under-Needwood, with its Tudor Grade II-listed church.

Riders following the short route will take a northerly heading towards Needwood forest before returning to the racecourse where the welcome of the finish line awaits. Standard and epic riders continue east, taking in views as you cross the River Trent, Britain's third longest river, before the route meanders south, crossing the River Mease for the first time.

Here, the route splits for the final time, with our standard route turning back northwards towards home, with enough distance spare to welcome the first sights of spring as you trace the fringes of the iconic National Forest on the journey.

Epic riders will continue to travel south as far as Twycross, where they will also turn their attention northwards passing through the National Forest and Needwood Forest on the way home for a well-earned medal and all for a good cause!

Half an Excuse

This price tier is for those who want to secure a place in this sell-out event, but are unsure if they will make it on the day. This entry fee will not be refunded regardless if you turn up on the day or not but at least it's only half the normal fee, so no shows won't lose out as much. Those who do turn up having entered the Half an Excuse routes get to ride an awesome event for half the price. Terms and conditions can be found below.

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Uttoxeter Racecourse
Address Line 2 Wood Lane
Town Uttoxeter
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details

Organiser Details
Name UK Cycling Events
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01425 653372
County Antrim

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