Cheshire Cat Sportive

Velo29 Events

Cheshire Cat Sportive
Long Route

24 March 2024

HQ – Crewe Alexander FC Crewe CW2 6EB

Parking

Medium and Long Riders: Please park at the Football Club – CW2 6EB

Short Riders: Please park at The University of Buckingham, Crewe Campus – CW15DU.

Stats

Distance: 104mi (167.5km)
Elevation: 5844ft (1781m)
Ride Time: 7- 10 hours
Start Time: 07:30 – 08:00
Feed 1: Horton 27mi (43.5km)
Feed 2: Goostray 55.1mi (88.7km)
Feed 3: Cuddington 74.7mi (120.2km)
Price: £37.50

In the week before the event from 10am Tuesday until 18:00 Thursday we need you to complete a Pre-Event Questionnaire and book a time slot. ESSENTIAL please.

Please collect rider packs from the HQ on your way to the start line.

 

No entries on the day.

Entries close on Sunday night 1 week before the event.

For any questions relating to Pre-Event Questionnaire or Time Slot Booking email depart@velo29.com

One of the biggest UK sportives, 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 Crewe Alexandra Football Club where you will find a post-event FREE beer and buy yourself a BBQ Beast Burger!

Entry

Entry is now open for the 2023 Cheshire Cat Sportive!!

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