Cotswold Spring Classic sportive, supporting Against Breast Cancer - Easter Monday, 2nd April 2018

A fantastic, if slightly wet (!!)day at Monday's Cotswold Spring Classic sportive, supporting Against Breast Cancer.

After a damp start, the 2018 Cotswold Spring Classic sportive was a great success - with just under 600 riders taking to the roads of the Cotswolds in support of Against Breast Cancer.

Pictures from this years event can now be found on the SportivePhoto website - simply CLICK HERE to be taken through to the Spring Classic album. Rider times are also available by using the 'Rider List' tab above - along with the option to download your event certificate and check out the time it took you to get up the timed climbs on the day!!

The Cotswold Spring Classic returns for it's 10th edition in 2018, bigger and better than ever. We're proud to once again be teaming up with Against Breast Cancer to raise money to support their vital research. Breast Cancer affects so many people's lives, you'd be hard pushed to find someone that hasn't had it inpact on them or their family. Last year saw the launch of our new 4-up Team Time Trial on Easter Sunday, which will be back for 2018 - with an increased capacity to 100 teams. More details will follow shortly, and the entry system for it will go live on Wednesday 15th November (a week after the sportive).

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 eight years, even with a massive 25% increase in capacity in 2016 to 1,000 riders. For 2018 we're sticking to a maximum of 1,000 riders. So don't delay, get your entry in as soon as it opens on Monday morning.

Back for 2018 is our Cotswold Spring Classic supporting Against Breast Cancer cycling jersey - this limited edition jersey can be yours for just £50 when you sign up to the event. These are only available on a pre-order basis, and will be ready at the event HQ for you to collect when you sign on. We won't be ordering additional 'stock' so make sure you order yours when you sign up.

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, and a pretty cool video put together by one rider that really captures what our events are all about...

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)

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Against Breast Cancer funds unique research into breast cancer. With 136 women and 1 man diagnosed with breast cancer every day in the UK, your contribution towards Against Breast Cancer's research is more important than ever. Our research looks at diet and lifestyle, biochemistry and immunology, with the aim of finding vital information to increase survival after diagnosis and ultimately to discover a vaccine against breast cancer.

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU

The sponsorship you raise will make a real difference to our research, and to thank you for your support there will be prizes for the top fundraisers! Request a fundraising pack here:
Tel: 01235 534211
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