Cheshire Cat Sportive

Velo29 | Primal Europe

Cheshire Cat Sportive
24th March 2019

HQ Queens Park,
Victoria Ave,

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

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Cheshire Cat Jersey

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Purchase a unique Cheshire Cat Jersey direct from Primal Europe. Jerseys will be posted before the event, with limited stock available at the sportive.

Rider Manual

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Ride Statistics

Distance: 83.3km

Climbing: 455m

Max Gradient: 9.3%

Ride Time: 3 – 5 hours

Short Start: 09:00 – 09:30

Price: £20.00

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 – 09:00

Price: £27.50

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: £30.00

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

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Maxxis High Road Tyre offer

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Maxxis Cat tyre 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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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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