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Cotswold Cyclo – Oxfordshire & Cotswolds spring sportive

March 11, 2018

£29.99
Event Description

SPRING into your 2018 sportive season!

3 stunning routes in the Cotswolds!

Starting from Bloxham, to the North of Oxford, the Cyclo takes you on a beautiful tour of the Cotswolds just as the country blossoms into Spring. All routes take in the legendary Fosse Way and head into the heart of the Cotswolds.

With fast flowing and carefully chosen roads, you’ll get into a great rhythm as you fly round your chosen sportive course.

Entries are open to individuals and teams (everybody gets an individual result and gold/silver/bronze standard, all team members will also receive the combined team time and combined team standard of gold/silver or bronze).

Which Cyclo will you choose?

  • Langste – 143 km / 1,600 m (£29.99)
  • Midden – 102 km / 1,218 m (£29.99)
  • Kort       – 64 km / 641 m (£25.99)

HQ – Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Barford Rd, Bloxham, Oxon, OX15 4FF

Features:

  • Finisher’s gift
  • massage
  • liability insurance
  • pre-ordered meal after event  – full details available soon!
  • separate start groups for each distance
  • colour coded bike number plaques – lime green for 143 km, sky blue for 102 km and white for 64 km, so you know who’s in your group
  • rider briefing
  • support vehicles
  • broom wagon
  • route signing
  • feed stations (3 for 143 and 102 km; 2 for 65 km)
  • GPX files – please click on the gpx icon in each of the route detail tabs shown at the top of the page to link to Strava for detailed route info and to download the gpx files in the right format for your device
  • Photographs
  • Timing – gold, silver, bronze standards for both solo riders and teams of 4 (by age group and gender)
  • Riders will start in groups (by distance) following a briefing from 08:30

Online entries will remain open until Wednesday the 7th March at 23:59 to give you as much time as possible to enter and prevent the need to enter on the day itself. It will however be possible to enter at the event HQ on the sunday morning with cash only and subject to higher entry fees of £39.99 for the 102 and 143 km and £35.99 for the 64 km. Please be aware entries are limited, so don’t leave your entry until the last minute, or you may be disappointed!

(As with most events, the online entry system imposes a small admin fee to process your entry).

Should you have any queries, please call Andrew Thompson on 07801930443, or email andrew.thompson@hammersport.co.uk. If you wish to make contact on Saturday the 10th, then please call or text Andrew on the number above, as he’ll be on the road all day signing the route.

Entry on the line is possible at event HQ on the Sunday morning from 07:30 (subject to the additional fees stated above)

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Start times

Start times and briefings

143 km riders start as a single group at 08:30 following briefing

102 km riders start as a single group at 08:45

64 km riders start as a single group at 09:00

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Teams

Teams

Teams of 4 or 5 (can be all male, all female or mixed, with 4 riders to count) are invited to enter the event at the website listed below using team identification titles as follows. The results will then show the solo and team performances and create a unique perspective!

On the day, teams just have to ride the course as quickly as possible in the same context as aiming for a ‘Gold’ time standard.

This is a very popular format on the continent and is signature of our events. We, at Hammer Sports, very much hope that you are able to join us for what will be a memorable day.

(You don’t need to be an officially registered team or club. If you fancy creating a team with 4 or 5 friends, then simply choose a name and fill in the relevant box within the entry questions).

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Langste 143 km, 1600 m details

The Langste 143 km heads NW from Bloxham, crossing the legendary Fosse Way and into the heart of the Cotswolds.

With fast flowing, carefully chosen roads and spectacular views, you’ll get into a great rhythm as you fly West to Chipping Campden. No sportive in the Cotswolds would be complete without climbing the beautiful Castle Hill from Winchecombe, and the Langste doesn’t disappoint, ticking off the climb with its 20% ramps as you pass Sudeley Castle. From the top you head for Bourton-on-the-Hill before passing Chastleton House, which has been used in numerous films. The it’s just the run for the finish!

The route will take you on a spectacular tour of the Cotswolds and with far more descending than climbing in the final 16 km, you’re sure to finish with a smile on your face!

Please click on the ‘gpx’ icon below to go to strava, where you’ll be able to use an interactive map of the route and download the gpx files.

Route

 

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Timing Standards

MALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  6:00  5:27  5:43  6:00  6:22  6:45  24:00
SILVER  6:59  6:15  6:37  6:59  7:23  7:47  27:56
FEMALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  6:16  5:37  5:55  6:16  6:37  6:59  25:04
SILVER  7:15  6:42  6:55  7:15  7:37  7:59  29:00

 

**Club/Team time standard (gold/silver/bronze) is for teams of 4 or 5, with the first 4 riders to count. The teams can be all male, all female, or mixed and are classed as a single category.

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Midden 102 km, 1218 m details

The Midden 102 km heads NW from Bloxham, crossing the legendary Fosse Way and into the heart of the Cotswolds.

With fast flowing and carefully chosen roads and spectacular views, you’ll get into a great rhythm as you fly West to Chipping Campden, before starting the homeward journey via Bourton-on-the-Hill. On the way, you’ll pass the historic Chastleton House, which has been used in numerous films. The it’s just the run for the finish!

The route will take you on a spectacular tour of the Cotswolds and with far more descending than climbing in the final 16 km, you’re sure to finish with a smile on your face!

Please click on the ‘gpx’ icon below to go to strava, where you’ll be able to use an interactive map of the route and download the gpx files.

Route

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Timing Standards

MALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  4:23  3:59  4:10  4:23  4:36  4:52  17:32
SILVER  5:05  4:36  4:50  5:05  5:21  5:45  20:20
FEMALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  4:36  4:07  4:21  4:36  4:49  5:04  18:24
SILVER  5:19  4:43  5:00  5:19  5:39  6:01  21:16

**Club/Team time standard (gold/silver/bronze) is for teams of 4 or 5, with the first 4 riders to count. The teams can be all male, all female, or mixed and are classed as a single category.

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Kort 64 km, 641 m details

Heading NW from the start at Bloxham, you climb en route to Winderton to take in spectacular views, before enjoying a long descent en route to the Fosse Way. Here, you’ll turn SE and head for home via Long Compton and Whichford.

By the 48 km mark, the climbs are mostly done and you’ll make the most of fast flowing roads on the way to the finish.

Please click on the ‘gpx’ icon below to go to strava, where you’ll be able to use an interactive map of the route and download the gpx files.

Route

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Timing Standards

MALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  2:44  2:28 2:36 2:44  2:53  3:04  10:56
SILVER  3:11  2:50 3:00  3:11  3:24  3:38  12:44
FEMALE <18 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+ CLUB/TEAM**
GOLD  2:50  2:33  2:42  2:50  3:00  3:11  11:20
SILVER  3:19  2:57 3:07  3:19  3:32 3:48  13:16

**Club/Team time standard (gold/silver/bronze) is for teams of 4 or 5, with the first 4 riders to count. The teams can be all male, all female, or mixed and are classed as a single category.

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Results

Results for individuals, teams and gold/silver/bronze timing standards will be online by Tuesday the 13th March

Hammer Bike Category

Details

Date:
March 11, 2018
Cost:
£29.99
Event Category:

Organizer

Hammer Sport
Phone:
+44 (0)7801930443
Email:
andrew.thompson@hammersport.co.uk

Venue

Bloxham, Oxfordshire
Bartford Road
Bloxham, Oxfordshire OX15 4EF United Kingdom
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Phone:
07801930443
Website:
http://www.bloxhammill.com/contact-us/how-to-find-us/