The Cotswolds Beast

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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.
Medium Route and Long Route
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8:00am Sun 15th May 2022
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Didmarton, United Kingdom
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Didmarton, Badminton GL9 1DS, UK
Start times
8:00am Sun 15th May 2022
Medium Route:
8:00am |
Long Route:
Here are the distances available for The Cotswolds Beast
1 Loop
1 Loop
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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  • Finisher's Medal
  • Aid stations
  • First Aid
  • Chip-timed results
  • Fully-marked course
  • Race Village
  • Free parking
  • Toilets
Didmarton, Badminton GL9 1DS, UK
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There will be free parking available on-site.
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.
You will be provided with the route GPX file one week before the day of the event.
What kit do I need for The Cotswolds Beast
Please bring the following kit: Two water bottles, basic repair kit (inner tubes, pump etc.), a helmet and a GPS with GPX file on it (not mandatory), and of course your bike.
When does The Cotswolds Beast start?
The Cotswolds Beast starts at 8:00am. Please arrive in plenty of time to register and set up your bike. You will also be emailed by the organiser to confirm your start time with them as you will be setting off in groups of 6.
When will I have access to the GPX files for The Cotswolds Beast races?
You will be emailed the GPX files one week before the event start date.
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