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.

Distance:
209 km   in 13h56
Date:
Saturday 3rd March 2018
Time:
07:30   to finish by 21:26
Starting from:
Tewkesbury
Fee:
£6.00   ( £7.00 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
24 Feb 2018

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Sunrises:
06:53 GMT
Sunsets:
17:50 GMT
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
C,F,G,T,NM,P,100
Organiser:
Mark Rigby
Body:
BlackSheep CC
Entries to:
Mark Rigby
c/o Maggs Day Centre
Deansway
WORCESTER
Sunny Worcestershire
WR1 2JD
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
25000
AAA:
1.75
Total Climb:
2600m [1700m for AAA]
Event No:
18-376
Category:
BR
Email:


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Route
See outline map below.
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