Along the Border Sportive

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Along the Border Sportive
Long Route


18 April 2021

Sadly due to uncertainty around crossing into Wales in several points in this new event we’ve decided that the best option is not to run it this year sadly.

You should login to your account with us and action a refund or drop us an email at and we’d be delighted to move you to another event. Please do one of these actions at least 6 days before the event.


Distance: 128.9km
Elevation: 1039m
Ride Time:
Start: 08:30 – 08:45
Price: £25

We post Timing Chips and Rider Numbers to you on the Tuesday before the event.

You must complete a COVID Questionnaire and Book a Start Slot, this will open 5 days before and close 2 days before the event.

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We at Velo29 have been toying with the idea of a sportive ‘along the border’ for a few years now and looked at all the UK borders. We have great associations and fantastic customer support in the North West so decided on a Welsh / English event. Our cycling local links helped us refine the route to bring you this beauty.

The long is predominantly on quiet roads with a pan-flat profile apart from the ‘blip’ of Hope Mountain; the profile lends itself as a fantastic challenge to someone looking to break 100km’s. The route itself crosses the English / Welsh border 17 times and travels as far south as Northwood while taking in some remarkable little villages and the picturesque bridge crossing at Farndon. At only 80miles with 3000ft of climbing, this will be a great event to in September as the autumn approaches and the weather starts to turn.

With every Velo29 you get the best of everything…

  • Registration system (super slick and quick)
  • Routes and route technical signage
  • Feed stations
  • Mechanical Support
  • Medical Support
  • Recovery


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