The Easter Epic
Event: 20 April 2014
A brand new event comes to Worcestershire this Easter, in the shape of The Easter Epic. At 84 miles, this road sportive isn't the longest in terms of distance, but with over 5000ft of ascent, it certainly offers a challenge to any seasoned riders, and newcomers alike.
Following many of the roads covered in the Tour of Britain's visits to the area, the figure of eight route takes in Lower Broadheath, Malvern, Bromyard and the outskirts of Bewdley and Stourport and features the well-known climbs of The Wyche and Ankerdine Hill as well as several 20% gradients including the fearsome Wynniates Way.
Two fully stocked feed stations will be on offer along the route at roughly 30 and 60 miles.
The event supports St Richard's Hospice, who provide free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. The hospice is based in Worcester, and the event is donating a percentage of all entry fees directly to the charity.
Nutritional support comes from Cult Racing Cycles, long term supporter of Just Ride's events.
Finishers medals, event photography, rider timing, ample parking and refreshments are all on offer at the event base, the excellent Top Barn Activity Centre, which has hosted numerous cycling, running and duathlon events in recent years.
Just Ride are the organisers behind this new event, with over 20 years experience in event management.
For further information visit www.easterepic.co.uk