Early bird entry ends soon for Blenheim Palace sportive

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Early Bird Entry for the revitalised Blenheim Palace Sportive ends at 5pm Friday 18 April.

Entry will be available for £30 until that date. Standard entry will revert to £35 after that. VIP entries have sold out.

The Blenheim Palace Sportive has returned after taking 2013 off. It takes place on Sunday 17 August at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

The route follows that of the 2012 event with a handful of minor changes. There will be two distances for riders – 60 miles and 100 miles. The course will not feature any major climbs (the pull out of Charlton Abbots will be felt in the legs) but the profile features very little flat terrain - it rolls for almost the full distance. It is a rouleurs course!

The event starts in the stunning surrounds of Blenheim Palace, one of the UK’s iconic historic homes, and then moves out into the glorious Cotswolds countryside travelling on very quiet back roads. There will be two feed stations, stocked with a wide range of sweet and savoury foods. The sportive will feature waymarked routes/full signage, electronic timing, marshals, mechanical support and everything expected from an event of this size.

There will also be a Family Fun Ride held within the grounds of Blenheim Palace on 17 August. Tickets for this are only available directly from Blenheim Palace. The Family Fun Ride will start at 10.30am when general entry to the Palace opens. Registration will start at 6.00am on the day of the event.