Cambridge Civil War

Description

200km permanent cycling event starting from Cambridge Civil War.

This permanent event can be validated by GPS. This is an option selectable by you during entry. This means that you would submit a ridden tracklog in place of paper proofs of passage.

In June 1645, King Charles I was on the ropes and his Royalist troops were being hounded by the Parliamentarian New Model Army, commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell during the first English Civil War. The war came to a head at the Battle of Naseby, forcing the king into retreat and ultimately to being captured. This route starts in Girton, Cambridge and heads out to Market Harborough and then passes southwards through the area of this key battle where you visit both the Royalist and the Parliamentarian fronts and commemorative monuments.

This is a great all-season 200, especially into a westerly breeze, which will blow you back to the start. The terrain ripples a little to Market Harborough and then you cross six or seven ridges that cross the landscape, which should prove interesting for flatlanders, and the roads are mostly good. There is an alternative route to Oundle that uses quiet main roads rather than lanes to reduce the risk of black ice (ask the organiser). There are plenty of pubs and cafés along the route to break up the ride.

Event Date and Location

Date:
To be created by the rider
Distance:
200 km (200 km) in 14h00
Time:
00:00 to finish by 14:00
Starting from:
Cambridge Civil War
Fee:
Closing Date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
14.3-30 km/h
Climb:
0m
AAA:
0
Category:
PERMANENT
Body:
AUK[P]
Audax Points:
2
Event No:
NWK02

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Nick Wilkinson
Email:
nick@camaudax.uk
Phone:
07500 787785
Website:

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Routesheet:
No Route sheet uploaded
GPS:
No Route GPS file uploaded

Facilities

No facilities indicated.

Start Location

Not Available

Route Map

Cambridge Civil War

Creative
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