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The Great Shakespeare Ride

07/08/2011 - Stratford-upon-Avon - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 89.0% based on 7 reviews

THE GREAT SHAKESPEARE RIDE is a challenging sportive cycling event over a demanding course taking in some of the Cotswolds' and South Warwickshire's most beautiful villages, challenging climbs and rolling terrain. The date this year is Sunday 7th August, starting at The Stratford Manor Hotel approximately 2 miles outside Stratford-upon-Avon and easily accessed from the M40. There will be a 100 mile tough(ish) sportive, incorporating 6 categorised climbs, 100km challenge ride and a 20 mile leisure ride with a picnic stop half way. We are trying to offer something for all standards of cyclist. We can promise a great challenge, stunning scenery on a course that has been designed by local cyclists and extremely high standards of organisation. The ride is being organised to help raise awareness and funds for The Shakespeare Hospice based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

All of the details for the ride are now available on

Details in brief:-

Entry available:-

On line via website

By phone on 01789 266852

By post - please call for an entry form

The following things will be available:-

 Ride for all abilities

Fantastic facility to start & finish

Police assisted start

Easy access by road to the starting point just 2 miles from the M40

Free parking

Changing & Showers

Disposable timing chips

Free refreshments at start and en-route

Quick & easy registration

Entry on the day (£5 extra)

Mechanical support at the start point

Bike hire avaiable call 07711776340 to pre-book. Will deliver to start if required.

A clear way-marked route with day-glo signage and chalk on road for extra support

Route card / (GPX co-ordinates available)

Marshals at all major junctions

Sweep Wagon & emergency contact details

Stunning ride with some challenging climbs

3 refreshments stops plus a top-up stop on the 100 mile route

Picnic stop for the Leisure ride

Photographer en-route

Post ride massage

Medal & Certificate for all finishers

Age restrictions

100 mile

Minimum age 16yrs


Minimum age 14yrs

Leisure ride

Minimum age 10ys accompanied by an adult

Event Website http://www./

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Stratford Manor Hotel
Address Line 2 Warwick Road, Black Hill
Town Stratford-upon-Avon
County Warwickshire
Postcode CV37 0PY
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Showers Showers
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

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