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Change Gear Cherwell

Cycle Sportive , Bicester – Sunday, 24 Jul 2016

British Cycling Grading

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Following on from the success of the 2015 Sportive the 2016 Cherwell 100mile & 65 mile Sportives are back and with new improved routes.  

The routes roll through the picturesque villages of Oxfordshire , Northamptonshire and Warwickshire on quiet country roads with challenging short hills, a couple of killer hills on the 100miler  , rolling countryside and great views.

The 100 mile route commences in Bicester and takes in the famous Stowe School and Silverstone F1 track in the early stages before passing through the villages around Brackley and heading out to Banbury via the infamous Edge Hill and up and down Avon Dassett , before heading back to Bicester. 

The 65 mile route is a challenging route ideal for those wanting a test but without those killer hills. The course is quiet undulating and follows large sections of the 100mile route passing through the scenic villages heading to Banbury before returning to Bicester. 

There are numerous well stocked feed stations along the way all with toilet facilities and plenty of drinks and home made snacks.

Event Details

Event URN:

391637

Start Date:

Sun, 24th Jul 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bicester Lesiure Centre , Queens Avenue, Bicester , Oxon , OX26 2NR
View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online via British Cycling

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

Following the success of the 2015 Sportive The Change Gear Cherwell Sportive is back and with more challenging routes. The event starts in Bicester in North Oxfordshire and with 2 routes available it offers something for a wide range of riders no matter what ability or age. The routes are a challenging 65 mile route which rolls through beautiful countryside and pictureresque villages with a few tough hills thrown in for good measure . The longer route gives you an opportunity to go 'Over the Edge' on the stiff 100 mile route that goes through four counties. The 100 miler includes great views including Stowe School, Silverstone F1 Track , Sulgrave Manor the Avon Dassett hills and the test that is Edge Hill. 

Both routes have excellent feed stations and toilet facilities along the way , fully signed and mashalled routes. 

The Rides

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Change Gear - Cherwell - Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 07:30 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles 231 200
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 24/07/16 – 07:30
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British Cycling Grading: 231 | Est. Field Size: 200
1 laps / 160km / 99 miles
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Change Gear - Cherwell - Medium Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 08:00 104km / 65 miles 90 ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 24/07/16 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 90
104km / 65 miles
Expressions Members Discount ONLY Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 07:30 0 ---
Entry:
Sun 24/07/16 – 07:30
British Cycling Grading: 0

Event Summary

Event Overview

Following on from the success of the 2015 Sportive the 2016 Cherwell 100mile & 65 mile Sportives are back and with new improved routes.  

The routes roll through the picturesque villages of Oxfordshire , Northamptonshire and Warwickshire on quiet country roads with challenging short hills, a couple of killer hills on the 100miler  , rolling countryside and great views.

The 100 mile route commences in Bicester and takes in the famous Stowe School and Silverstone F1 track in the early stages before passing through the villages around Brackley and heading out to Banbury via the infamous Edge Hill and up and down Avon Dassett , before heading back to Bicester. 

The 65 mile route is a challenging route ideal for those wanting a test but without those killer hills. The course is quiet undulating and follows large sections of the 100mile route passing through the scenic villages heading to Banbury before returning to Bicester. 

There are numerous well stocked feed stations along the way all with toilet facilities and plenty of drinks and home made snacks.

Event Details

Event URN:

391637

Start Date:

Sun, 24th Jul 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Bicester Lesiure Centre , Queens Avenue, Bicester , Oxon , OX26 2NR
View map

Cheques payable to:

enter online via British Cycling

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

About the Event

Info for Riders

Following the success of the 2015 Sportive The Change Gear Cherwell Sportive is back and with more challenging routes. The event starts in Bicester in North Oxfordshire and with 2 routes available it offers something for a wide range of riders no matter what ability or age. The routes are a challenging 65 mile route which rolls through beautiful countryside and pictureresque villages with a few tough hills thrown in for good measure . The longer route gives you an opportunity to go 'Over the Edge' on the stiff 100 mile route that goes through four counties. The 100 miler includes great views including Stowe School, Silverstone F1 Track , Sulgrave Manor the Avon Dassett hills and the test that is Edge Hill. 

Both routes have excellent feed stations and toilet facilities along the way , fully signed and mashalled routes. 

The Rides

3
Change Gear - Cherwell - Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 07:30 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles 231 200
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 24/07/16 – 07:30
3
British Cycling Grading: 231 | Est. Field Size: 200
1 laps / 160km / 99 miles
2
Change Gear - Cherwell - Medium Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 08:00 104km / 65 miles 90 ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 24/07/16 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 90
104km / 65 miles
Expressions Members Discount ONLY Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sun 24/07/16 07:30 0 ---
Entry:
Sun 24/07/16 – 07:30
British Cycling Grading: 0

British Cycling Grading

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British Cycling Grading

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