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Sharon Laws Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Cheltenham – Saturday, 07 Jul 2018

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Sharon Laws was an ex-student at the Cotswold School who went on to become a professional cyclist, racing for some of the biggest teams in women’s cycling and riding for GB in the 2008 olympics.

Sharon sadly passed away on December 2017 after losing her fight against cancer. Her fellow GB team cyclists described her as "one of the most beloved riders in the peloton, and her loss was felt deeply. Laws was an incredibly caring, humble and inspirational woman who lived life to the fullest."

Sharon came back to the school during her cancer treatment to give talks on her career in cycling, inspiring many of our students.

As a tribute to Sharon, the school is organising a 43 mile sportive, celebrating the 43 years of her amazing life and the sport she loved so much. The event will be held on 7th July, which would have been her 44th birthday, on the Cotswold country roads she regularly rode on.

Proceeds from the event will be split equally and go to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (https://www.jostrust.org.uk) and a new build sports pavillion that will be dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of young people in our community.

https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/sharonlawssportive/

Event Details

Event URN:

423592

Start Date:

Sat, 7th Jul 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton On The Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

View map

Cheques payable to:

The Cotswold School Academy Trust

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Mandy Tye
01451812970
mtye@thecotswoldschool.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

About the Event

Info for Riders

The ride will have chip timing, all riders that sign up on line will receive a goodies bag, the route will be fully sign posted and there will be a well stocked feeding station for the longer routes.

There will be 3 route options:

The main route will be the 43 miles (70km) through beautiful country roads in the Cotswolds, celebrating the life of Sharon and the roads she regularly rode out on.

There will also be a shorter loop of just over 14 miles so that the event can be enjoyed by families. Any riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants under the age of 18 must submit a consent form completed by their parent / guardian.

For those looking for an extra challenge, there is an option to loop around a section of the 43 mile ride bringing the total length of the ride to 76 miles (122k).

 There will be an event "village" sited at The Cotswold School, with parking available on site. Tribute cycling jerseys designed especially to remember Sharon are now available to buy:

 

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/sharon-laws-sportive-mens-club-cut-short-sleeve-cycling-jersey-2850-p.asp

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/sharon-laws-sportive-womens-club-cut-short-sleeve-cycling-jersey-2859-p.asp

For non-riders, there are plenty of things to do and see in the village of Bourton on the Water, all within walking distance of the school.

The Rides

2
Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 08:00 122km / 76 miles 95 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 95
122km / 76 miles
1
Medium Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 08:00 69km / 43 miles 36 150
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 08:00
1
British Cycling Grading: 36 | Est. Field Size: 150
69km / 43 miles
1
Short Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 10:30 23km / 14 miles 4 ---
Entry: On Day: (£6.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 4
23km / 14 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Sharon Laws was an ex-student at the Cotswold School who went on to become a professional cyclist, racing for some of the biggest teams in women’s cycling and riding for GB in the 2008 olympics.

Sharon sadly passed away on December 2017 after losing her fight against cancer. Her fellow GB team cyclists described her as "one of the most beloved riders in the peloton, and her loss was felt deeply. Laws was an incredibly caring, humble and inspirational woman who lived life to the fullest."

Sharon came back to the school during her cancer treatment to give talks on her career in cycling, inspiring many of our students.

As a tribute to Sharon, the school is organising a 43 mile sportive, celebrating the 43 years of her amazing life and the sport she loved so much. The event will be held on 7th July, which would have been her 44th birthday, on the Cotswold country roads she regularly rode on.

Proceeds from the event will be split equally and go to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (https://www.jostrust.org.uk) and a new build sports pavillion that will be dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of young people in our community.

https://cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/sharonlawssportive/

Event Details

Event URN:

423592

Start Date:

Sat, 7th Jul 2018

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton On The Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

View map

Cheques payable to:

The Cotswold School Academy Trust

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Mandy Tye
01451812970
mtye@thecotswoldschool.co.uk

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

About the Event

Info for Riders

The ride will have chip timing, all riders that sign up on line will receive a goodies bag, the route will be fully sign posted and there will be a well stocked feeding station for the longer routes.

There will be 3 route options:

The main route will be the 43 miles (70km) through beautiful country roads in the Cotswolds, celebrating the life of Sharon and the roads she regularly rode out on.

There will also be a shorter loop of just over 14 miles so that the event can be enjoyed by families. Any riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants under the age of 18 must submit a consent form completed by their parent / guardian.

For those looking for an extra challenge, there is an option to loop around a section of the 43 mile ride bringing the total length of the ride to 76 miles (122k).

 There will be an event "village" sited at The Cotswold School, with parking available on site. Tribute cycling jerseys designed especially to remember Sharon are now available to buy:

 

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/sharon-laws-sportive-mens-club-cut-short-sleeve-cycling-jersey-2850-p.asp

https://www.cycle-clothing.co.uk/sharon-laws-sportive-womens-club-cut-short-sleeve-cycling-jersey-2859-p.asp

For non-riders, there are plenty of things to do and see in the village of Bourton on the Water, all within walking distance of the school.

The Rides

2
Long Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 08:00 122km / 76 miles 95 ---
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 08:00
2
British Cycling Grading: 95
122km / 76 miles
1
Medium Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 08:00 69km / 43 miles 36 150
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 08:00
1
British Cycling Grading: 36 | Est. Field Size: 150
69km / 43 miles
1
Short Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 07/07/18 10:30 23km / 14 miles 4 ---
Entry: On Day: (£6.00)
Sat 07/07/18 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 4
23km / 14 miles

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