Mr. Pickwick's March Madness
209km cycling event starting from Tewkesbury. Controls at Bromyard., Hopewell colliery. and Saul., plus 3 information controls. A Spring classic. Tackling the Malverns before breakfast. To & through the Forest of Dean for lunch. And an afternoon in the Severn Vale. Fine views throughout the ride.
This early spring event is proving to be very popular with both riders that wish to keep their points tally ticking-over, and those that are AAA points chasing. The AAA bit comes early in the ride, so there's plenty of time to recover, and make good progress on easy roads/lanes for the finish of the ride. Good quality controls used throughout, all have experience of handling AUK events, hot and cold food available at each control. A few km of off-road sections (either NCRs or SUSTRANS approved, and these can be avoided if wished). Only one major urban complex on the ride, and this is passed-through virtually traffic-free. The finish is at The Royal Hop Pole in Tewkesbury, there's plenty of room to park the bike, and again there's a good selection of food and re-hydration is possible until 11pm. GPS routes and comprehensive event details supplied to all riders on receipt of entry, reasonable all day parking at start, free parking at finish after 17:30 - should you want to move your car after you complete the ride and wait for any lift-sharers.
D This is an updated event - the date has changed!
Change of date
- 06:52 BST
- 19:10 BST
- No Mudguards required
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Camping at or near start
- Toilets at the start
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- GPS files available from organiser
- BlackSheep CC
- Entries to:
- Mark Rigby
c/o Maggs Day Centre
- 15-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- 2300m [2100m for AAA]
- Event No:
The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser:
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