The Cotswolds Beast

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About
Create unforgettable memories in this fantastic ride along the best back roads of the England. Choose between the 161k or 101k route, riding over glorious rolling terrain within the rural Cotswolds. Come along for the punchy climbs, stunning views and a bespoke finisher's medal.
Participants
Long Route, and Medium Route
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Calendar
Sun, 15 May 2022
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Didmarton, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Scenery

Based on location

Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Didmarton, Badminton GL9 1DS, UK
Start times
Sun, 15 May 2022
Medium Route:
8:00am |
Long Route:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Cotswolds Beast
Medium Route
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101km
Route
1 Loop
£45.00
Long Route
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161km
Route
1 Loop
£45.00
Route information
Long Route
This 161k route consists of rolling terrain and challenging climbs, with riders looking to gain up to 1686m of elevation.
Starting at Didmarton, riders will head east, passing through the picturesque Cotswolds villages on the quiet country lanes, looping past the edge of Cotswold Water Park.
There will be a challenging 3k climb out of Wotton-Under-Edge followed by the shorter but steeper Stouts Hill.
Medium Route
Starting in Didmarton, the medium route follows the first 99k of the long route over rolling terrain in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The route takes riders along the quiet back-roads, gaining up to 732m of elevation, making this route suitable to riders of all abilities.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Aid stations
  • First Aid
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully-marked course
  • Race Village
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
Train
How to get there
Didmarton, Badminton GL9 1DS, UK
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Parking
There will be free parking available on-site.
Event day logistics
08:00 - 10:00 Both races start
14:00 97k cut-off for Long Route
18:00 Race village closes
Start Times
Riders will start in groups of 6, you will be emailed a start time list where you can select a start time between 08:00 and 10:00. If you have signed up with a friend, make sure to request to start together.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Cut-off Time
Riders for the Long Route must be through the 97k route split point by 2pm in order to continue on with the race.
Aid Stations
The aid stations are located every 30 to 40k and will be fully packed with fruit, cakes, water, and sports gels.
Race Village
At the race village, there will be coffee, cake, and lots of food trucks to try.
GPX
You will be provided with the route GPX file one week before the day of the event.
Backpack
What to bring
  • Helmet
  • Two water bottles
  • Basic repair kit
  • GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory)
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