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Farcycle FollyFest | Get into sportives
Published: 7 July 2014

The Farcycle FollyFest Sportive (FFS) is back in 2014 in an even better British Cycling graded format.

This gorgeous Cotswold event starts and finishes in the historic market town of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, on August 2. There are three choices of route, ranging from 35 to 111 miles.

Last year’s event was oversubscribed so we have increased the entry limit, especially as we now need to accommodate the epic new 111-mile route that is already proving popular with early entrants.

The FFS’s popularity stems from its friendly atmosphere and attention to detail such as the food and the routes. The latter are chosen from our back yard favourites that we, the Farcycles (pronounced Farcicals), cycle frequently. Of course, we are most fortunate that our back yard takes in the incomparable Costwold scenery, not to mention the hills. Feedback from last year’s event included:

“I have done a lot of sportives over many years and this was the best.”

“Thank you very much for a fantastically well organised event.  Everything about it was brilliant… Here’s to next year.”

“I just wanted to say thanks for organising such a fantastically enjoyable event. It was a great route, challenging enough but with some rewarding vistas of the Cotswolds to marvel at. The whole day was beautifully organised from the route planning and marshalling to the outstanding hospitality. The cakes and lasagne were a real treat.”

 The route options in more detail are:

  • The Gentle Challenge - 35 miles of spectacular rolling Cotswold countryside; just enough to extend those who think cycling should be a relaxing, pleasurable experience,
  • The Full Monty - 70 miles of even more breathtaking countryside with some added challenges for people who cycle regularly,
  • The Epic Cotswold test - 111 miles with some serious bits although, if you can bear to press pause on your competitive streak for the odd minute here and there, the scenery is worth taking a peep.

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