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Broughton Castle Sportive

12/07/2015 - Banbury - Sportive

Rating: 94.4% based on 10 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 56.3% based on 3 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

Alex wrote:

My first sportive and was so much fun. Excellently organised. Will definitely be doing this again. Thank you

Rated Event: 98.889%

PaulJackson wrote:

A great event which was well organised. A very enjoyabe day with lots to do and see. Well Done Sportive.

Rated Event: 92.222%

SeanMoriarty wrote:

1st cycling event, I rode the 38 mile circuit, very friendly people and a great ride. Weather could have been better but didn't both any of us we had great fun. Food and a hot drink at the end went down well. Will be back to do it all again this year.

Rated Event: 91.111%

GaryManning wrote:

Great event, some really challenging hills on the Epic route. The start and finish is really well organised and it was well marshalled and had good sign-age.

Rated Event: 84.444%

ChrisYOUNG wrote:

My 1st Sportive event, I rode the 38 mile circuit and found it a challenge but very enjoyable, will be riding this year and very much looking forward to it!!

Rated Event: 100.000%

NicolaManning wrote:

A really well organised Sportive and a really great 37 mile route. Whichford Hill was extremely challenging but a great achievement once at the top! The sausage bap and cup of the tea at the end was extremely welcoming. A great event and I will be entering again in 2015

Rated Event: 93.333%

ChrisNoble wrote:

The big one was challenging, but I knew that from the previous year and the info does say that, it's why I did it and it's a great way to see the Cotswolds. I had two punctures, which affected my time quite a bit, bad luck, but I'll definately be back in 2015 to get my revenge :-D
Want to test yourself? Highly recommend it!

Rated Event: 98.889%

BillOrd wrote:

I rode the Challenge 37 mike route. First ride at this event for me. Excellent organisation and a very friendly atmosphere. Great route signing through scenic countryside. 10/10 from me A good route without being a leg breaker but still enough climbing to live up to the "Challenge" title. Will definitely ride it again.

Rated Event: 88.889%

PhilipBrodey wrote:

I rode the 36 mile route in 2014 and, apart from poor weather, had an excellent day. The route was on quiet roads apart from one short section from Moreton-in-Marsh, and even as a local I was delighted to find several villages that I had never visited before. As an intermediate rider, I found the route to be an enjoyable challenge rather than a trial. There is a long, steep climb out of the village of Whichford in the closing stages of the ride which is quite testing. The included sausage or burger at the finish along with the friendly welcome back came as a nice bonus. I will be riding again in 2015.

Rated Event: 96.667%

NickyXandora wrote:

A really challenging sportive , which is unsurprising as the Cotswolds area is known for its fantastic views and beautiful rolling hills . If you're expecting an easy ride you will be unhappy .. If you want a series of challenges combined with stunning views .. Go for it ! A great event , with cycling things to do afterwards for the whole family .at an amazing Castle ! . And even a very nice quality free burger at the end last year .. Friendly people great day out 😄

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 73.333%

GStaples wrote:

The signage and marshaling was perhaps not as slick and plentiful as other events I've entered, but still adequate. The main problem with the course was that it was described as undulating but it's profile design was excessively hilly. 6,600 ft over 71 miles in 28 degree heat & full sun was excessively tough and a lot were caught out. Some roads took you down a technical descent only to then go back up the same hill via a different road. There was hardly any flat section to make up for the climbs. although admittedly beautiful and scenic. There was also one climb & descent section that was practically a track - such was the extent of potholes and gravel, would have been better to go on a busier, smoother road.

If you want a challenge and are fit enough, then fine, but don't expect to be able to get into much of a rhythm with those hills.

Rated Event: 45.556%

EdWilliams wrote:

The signage was poor and after 14 miles - missed feed station too as signage was bad we had to find our own way back!!

Rated Event: 50.000%

Paul Gardiner wrote:

The day turned out to be disappointing - the course signage was very poor - not big enough poorly positioned - a number of people made comments about getting lost.I was lucky has my fellow rider had a Garmin which kept us on course. 1st Feed station was not ready to receive riders - drinks where not ready. The course was tough

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