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Cheshire Cat Sportive
Medium Route
24th March 2019

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: 130.0km

Climbing: 1,255m

Max Gradient: 27.9%

Ride Time: 5 – 8 hours

Start Time: 08:30 – 09:00

Price: £27.50

Saturday 13:00 – 16:30
Sunday 07:00 – 09:30

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This challenging medium route has plenty to offer the more experienced sportive rider. The iconic surroundings of the Victorian Queens Park, gives you the feel of a “Grand Depart” of a major tour event. After a steady ‘roll out’ from Crewe, you find yourself meandering around quiet country lanes of Cheshire, warming your legs up for the first challenge of the day, Mow Cop after just 20 miles. You then find yourself taking on multiple crests climbing onto Biddulph Moor and onto the edge of the Peak District.

After 25 miles of punishing hills we go easy on you, bringing you back into the rolling countryside of Cheshire for a steady spin into Crewe where you will be greeted by an atmospheric event village, offering warm drinks, hot food and a stiff drink for those in need of a pint!

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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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