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This is a beautiful and popular 30 or 50 mile circular bike ride starting and finishing in the same location at Cheltenham Racecourse, on the outskirts of Cheltenham. The ride follows a route through some of the most spectacular and unspoilt Cotswold countryside, making this a really special ride for all the family.

How to enter the BHF Cotswolds Bike Ride

  1. 50mi

    Bike 50mi
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  2. 30mi

    Bike 30mi
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BHF Cotswolds Bike Ride routes

We are pleased to confirm that our planned route for this year will remain the same as last year. This will include a climb up Ham Road, which will be closed to traffic, during the early stages of the ride.

Due to the location of our start site, a climb in the early stages of the route is inevitable, however this route ensures it is slightly further into the ride than other alternatives meaning legs will be warmer beforehand, whilst the road closure will ensure a better experience for all.

We'll also have a cheer squad lining the hill for encouragement, and people who wish to walk will be asked to keep left in order to avoid congestion for anyone who wishes to take the challenge via their pedals.

The event will be signed and marshals will be present at key points along the route. First aid support will be present. Free water and toilets will be available at the start/finish location, and there are plenty of cafes and public houses en-route. Luggage storage and changing rooms will not be available.

Event Details

What’s Included
    Training guidance
    Fundraising support
    Mechanical support
    Medical support
    Full route signage and marshalling
    A medal for all finishers
Raceday Logistics

When you arrive, if you signed up online you don't need to check in anywhere, but make sure you attach your participant number to your front.

07:30 - 09:45 Registration is open

Throughout the morning Safety briefing

08:00 - 10:00 Start of 50 mile event

09:00 - 10:00 Start of 30 mile event

17:00 Ride finishes

Kit List


You’ll need a well-maintained, reliable and safe bike for your challenge. There are so many different types of bike at a range of prices so it’s worth going to a specialist bike shop and getting fitted. They’ll be able to advise on which is the right type of bike for you.


There’s no excuse for not wearing a helmet - they’re lightweight, comfortable to wear and cheap.


The type of shoe you’ll need depends on your bike. If you have a road bike which has clip in pedals you’ll need bike shoes with cleats that fit into your pedals.

Water bottles

It’s important to make sure you stay hydrated on the road. Most road bikes will have a holder for two water bottles.

Spare tubes

Carry spare inner tubes on longer rides in case you get a puncture.

BHF Cotswolds Bike Ride weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

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