Cheshire Cat Sportive

Cheshire Cat Sportive
26th March 2017

HQ South Cheshire College,
Crewe, CW2 8AB

Saturday 13:00 – 18:00
Sunday 06:30 – 09:00

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Ride Statistics

Distance: 83.3km

Climbing: 455m

Max Gradient: 9.3%

Ride Time: 3 – 5 hours

Short Start: 09:15 – 10:00

Price: £17.50

The short route is still challenging at 50 miles but suitable for those new to Sportives and a great place to start the season ahead.

Ride Statistics

Distance: 130.0km

Climbing: 1,255m

Max Gradient: 27.9%

Ride Time: 5 – 8 hours

Medium Start: 08:30 – 09:15

Price: £25.00

Not for the faint hearted, this medium routes still takes on the Killer Mile of Mow Cop itself, some classic local hills and quiet county lanes.

Ride Statistics

Distance: 174.3km

Climbing: 1,655m

Max Gradient: 27.9%

Ride Time: 7- 10 hours

Long Start: 08:00 – 08:30

Price: £25.00

This tough early season sportive, is an iconic challenge, taking on some of the toughest hills Cheshire and Staffordshire have to offer.

The iconic Cheshire Cat, one of the first major Sportives in the UK is back with the best of what was originally created, great routes, fantastic feed stations, the classic Mow Cop and the Velo29 twist, a great price!

Setting off from the beautiful Queens Park in Crewe, a fantastic backdrop, you find yourself winding your way out of Crewe to find some quiet roads in the Cheshire countryside, nothing too strenuous a gentle spin around picturesque country lanes.

The short route is perfect for novice riders wanting to start the season with an early season sportive at 51 miles it’s still a challenge but doesn’t face the killer climb up Mow Cop, gently rolling around the quiet lanes of Cheshire.

The medium and long routes take on the challenging killer mile of Mow Cop itself, showing the true grimace of the Cheshire Cat itself! The medium route at 80 miles has all the climbs of the longer 108 mile challenge with the option of saving those tired legs the last 28 miles of Cheshire Countryside and the beautiful Delamere Forest, Cheshire’s largest woodland.

All routes finish back in the Victorian surroundings of Queens park where riders will have a choice of food, beer and a great atmosphere with entertainment for family, friends and supporters, what’s not to love about this early season challenge. Can you take on the Cheshire Cat and win?


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