Chavenage Cycle Challenge
Location: Chavenage House, Gloucestershire
Event: 3 August 2014
If a relaxing ride in the Cotwolds, starting from an Elizabethan century mansion is your idea of sportive heaven, then the Chavenage Cycle Challenge, with a choice of agreeable 40 and 80 mile routes might be right up your street.
This is your chance to take part in the Chavenage Cycle Challenge on the 3 August 2014. You will be guided round some historic Roman roads, taking in some of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds.
Not only will it be a route full of amazing views but the event HQ offers the chance of going back in time to a country mansion set in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Chavenage House is steeped in history and provides a perfect start and finish to the Cycle Challenge, a chance to escape into the beautiful surroundings of a Cotswold manor that has remained virtually unchanged for over 400 years.
There will be two routes to choose from (40 and 80 miles) both with well-stocked feed stations in beautiful Cotswold village halls, where you will be able to take shelter, grab a hot beverage and take a call of nature!
The feed stations will be stocked with products supplied by sports nutritionist James Whiting (JW Sports Performance), who will also be able to answer any questions you may have on nutrition.
One of the feed stations will be held at a school to help raise money for a charity that supports an orphanage in Thailand.
There will be no timing offered at this event; this event is all about enjoying the day out and taking in the views with friends. Organisers want riders to enjoy a day out on the bike without the stress of thinking about time. It’s all about having a fun day out - not to say the Cotswolds won’t offer the odd challenge!
After the ride there will be a selection of food and drink in the ballroom and for anyone wishing to take part in a guided tour by one of the family members, this will be offered at half price (£4 instead of the usual price of £8) for anyone who has taken part in the ride.
The guided tour includes the Cromwell's and Ireton's tapestry rooms, the great hall, featuring stained glass windows and the oak room, which has elaborate panelling dating from 1590.
There are women’s specific facilities at both feed stations and female ride leaders will be available if required. There will also be experienced cycle mechanics on-hand before and during the event. Sponsor Veloton bike/coffee shop will provide their unique brand of Australian coffee and delicious homemade cakes.