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Cheshire Cat Sportive
24th March 2019
This tough early season sportive, is an iconic challenge, taking on some of the toughest hills Cheshire and Staffordshire have to offer.
Max Gradient: 27.9%
Ride Time: 7- 10 hours
Start Time: 08:00 – 08:30
Saturday 13:00 – 16:30
Sunday 07:00 – 09:30
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The biggest early season classic, the Cheshire Cat Long route! Have you done it before? Have you got a time to beat? A score to settle….
This beast of a route gives you plenty of opportunity to warm up those legs before hitting the climbs, the first of which is the Killer Mile of Mow Cop itself, one of the 100 toughest climbs in the UK, starting from the level crossing at the bottom all the way up to Mow Cop Castle itself. The route continues to undulate through the hills for a further 25 miles, taking in classic local climbs out of Meerbrook and Barlow Hill in Winkle.
If this isn’t enough, there’s still another 63 miles to go if your legs are strong enough to last the distance, rolling through the Cheshire countryside and forested areas of Delamere Forest before finally returning you to the regal surroundings of Queens Park where you will find a post event village, offering a massage for those tortured muscles, hot food and a choice of quality draught beers.
There is no better way to start the tough season ahead.
Enter with Maxxis offer
Ride the Cheshire Cat on the new High Road with MAXXIS!
The High Road is the Maxxis flagship road tyre for elite racers and riders. It features an all new HYPR compound which decreases rolling resistance while increasing wet traction, a K2 breaker beneath the tread for puncture protection and a light and supple 120 TPI casing.
The High Road tyres will be available in the UK in January 2019. Maxxis High Road Package includes 1x entry to selected sportives and 1x pair of High Road 700x25c tyres on a pre-order basis to be delivered in January 2019. Maxxis reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer without prior notice. Save 40 – 50% on a pair of tyres when booked with Cheshire Cat sportive entry.
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Iconic Events Challenge
We are excited to reveal this amazing 3 part medal available only to riders completing all 3 iconic events.