This ever popular classic event promoted jointly by Winchcombe CC and Cheltenham
& County CC will be held on Sunday 15th April 2007 starting from the picturesque
Cotswold Town of Winchcombe with a mass start of riders at 09-00 hrs.
Not a race, but a hard core Cyclo Sportif in the spirit of the ‘Paris Roubaix
Hell of the North’ Classic.
Last year the event attracted over 1000 riders and as 2007 is the twenty third
year of the event there will be a commemorative medal awarded to all riders
who successfully complete the course.
In 2006 the organisers donated over £3000 to various charities including
Cancer Research and the Air Ambulance.
Supported by Marin. Following the phenomenal success of recent years’
awards, Marin will present a brand new bike to be drawn out of the hat for one
lucky under 18 year old (on or before 15/4/07) who completes the course.
This year, the model of bike changes to a Marin Palisades Trail cross-country
machine, with a lightweight hydro-edge 6061-T6 aluminium alloy frame, 100mm
travel Rock Shox Tora front suspension fork, Truvative crankset, Shimano Deore
drivetrain, WTB Motoraptor tyres and Hayes hydraulic disc brakes front &
Ian Cleverley does one of those poses that you later regret
There will be a 100Km route for the really keen riders and a 50Km route for those
who know how tough the off-road Cotswold Hills can be! The routes will be handed
out in the form of written instructions, on a printed map and will also be available
as a digital Tracklogs GPS route.
The event will use a classic route consisting of tarmac roads and bridleways
including everything from technical rocky single track to rutted possibly muddy
tracks and will offer a challenge to all levels of rider. Refreshments will
be available at approximately half distance and also after the finish of the
All riders MUST wear a Helmet whilst participating in the event. Riders will
be identified by a self adhesive number that will be affixed to the helmet.
A limit of 1000 entrants will be accepted and entries will not be accepted after
31st March 2007. Early entries are therefore recommended.
Entry fees are
Graham’s bike post 2006 event