Drover's Roads & Vale Tracks.

Description

200km cycling event starting from Tewkesbury. Controls at Wormelow Tump, Usk, Shepherd's Patch and Tewkesbury., plus 3 information controls.

Spend a summer day exploring a mixture of roads and tracks (all public rights of way). The roads undulate, the tracks are on the flat. Dust-off your gravel bike for an adventure to places & vias not often travelled

A new event for 2020. An eclectic mix of rolling roads (one good climb) and nine off-road tracks (all by-passable - though extra distance incured). The controls are well experienced with audax events, hot & cold food & drink available at each. The first stage follows a drovers route west from Tewkesbury. Following a road stretch, you cross numerous river vallies, following quiet lanes to the second control at Usk. after a warm-up, the ride's major climb over Wentwood before dropping down to the Caldicot levels and some off-roading. Following some more roads and paths you cross the M48 Severn Bridge, quickly picking-up lanes and tracks (highlight cyan on map) on the way to The Black Shed at Shepherd's Patch. Continuing on Tow paths, lanes and traffic-free cycle routes you make your way to Gloucester Cathedral. Leaving the City centre on more traffic-free tracks, and lanes following the ancient droving route all the way back to the arrivee at Tewkesbury. A gravel bike would be ideal for the optimal progress, a hard tail MTB (with lockable forks for road) might make for easier track passage, but possibly slower progress when not on tracks. In either case, road tyres rather than out & out off-road rubber would be recommended.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
200 km (200 km) in 13h20
Time:
08:00 to finish by 21:20
Starting from:
Tewkesbury
Fee:
£7.50 (£8.50 when paying with PayPal)
Closing Date:
Sat 13 Jun 2020
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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:
15-25 km/h
Climb:
2240m
AAA:
1.75
Category:
BR
Body:
BlackSheep CC
Audax Points:
2
Event No:
20-201

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Mark Rigby
Email:
blacksheepaudax@gmail.com
Phone:
n/a
Website:

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Routesheet:
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GPS:
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Facilities

Camping near start
Camping near start
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start

Event Weather Information

Start Location

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Route Map

Drover's Roads & Vale Tracks.

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