Cotswold Spring Classic Sportive
Monday 17th April 2017
Entry for the 2016 Cotswold Spring Classic is now open and filling
The Cotswold Spring Classic returns in 2017, bigger and better than ever. With three route options – 160km, 100km and 55km through some of the best countryside the Cotswolds have to offer, there's something for everyone. The 55km route gives riders new to the sport, or getting back on the bike after the long winter, the perfect first ride back. And if you're planning on riding either the 100km or 160km events you won’t need to decide on the route you’re taking until you get to the split point on the day.
Each route will be comprehensively signed, with well stocked feed stations out on the route (one for the 55km and 100km routes and two for the 160km route), motorcycle outrider support, medical cover from the Wilts Ambulance Service and mechanical support from Performance Cycles (at the start, each feed station and also in a support car out on the road).
Once back from the ride, riders can expect a finishers medal, a goodie bag (complete with the all-important Easter Egg!!), hot food and showers / changing facilities. Add to this the ample free parking, electronic timing and sign-on goodies, and at just £28.00 per rider it stacks up to a great value day in the saddle!!
The Cotswold Spring Classic has sold out every year for the last six years, we've managed to get some additional parking so for 2016 will be increasing the entry numbers by an extra one hundred to 900 riders - and it's nearly full.
If you’ve not ridden one of our events before, below are just a handful
of comments we’ve had from riders over the last couple of years...
Perfect spring sportive. I have nothing negative to say. Thanks! (James)
The whole event was a joy with proper timing chips, great road signage (the best I've ever had on a sportive), great enthusiam from all those involved in organising the event (the start / finish line team, those at signing on etc.) and a great route (Michael)
Brilliantly organised, great food stop and well marked. (Heather)
Just got home from the ride today. Only my second sportive.. Knocked spots off the first one for organisation and route markings (Paul)
Just like to thank you for an excellent event, well done, as long as it keeps going we'll keep coming. (Tom)
Great organisation and friendly and helpful people everywhere. (Michael C)
It was a great day........fantastically organised!!! Well done. (Dominic K)
I've ridden a dozen or so Sportive's over the last couple of years, and this was definitely the best value and best organised yet. A big thank you to you and the rest of your team for organizing it. Looking forward to the Autumn classic now. (John)
Superb organisation and just brilliantly run. (Loz)
This was a fantastic day - route challenging, well marked and fun. The atmosphere in the feed stations was brilliant and provided a much needed boost, especially on the long route before the fun really kicks in. Pasta at finish much appreciated. I wish all events had this atmosphere. (David)
I'll definitely enrol on any of your events as I think they are the best out there, right down to the pasta!! (Tom)