The Autumn Epic, twice voted Britain's Best Cyclo Sportive* is now open for entries!
Taking place on Sun 2 October 2011 this classic route starts in Knighton in the Welsh Marches and will again circuit the majestic dams and reservoirs of the breathtaking Elan Valley. Entering its seventh year, the Epic is an ideal way to round off your season and make great use of that summer fitness!
The Autumn Epic is a European-style cyclosportive, taking you through the superb scenery of the ancient county of Radnorshire. Radnorshire is near perfect cycling territory, with its unspoilt countryside and peaceful roads - you are in for a real treat if this is your first visit. You will be taken you through some truly outstanding scenery, including hills, lakes, valleys and moorland. The ride climbs from the first mile, and highlights include the Elan Valley mountain road, Glascwm and Abbey Cwm Hir climbs.
"In short, a must-do ride!" - Cycling Plus
The full route is 155km and there is a short cut which reduces this to 130km.
. Comprehensively and clearly way-marked route (we will be putting out well in excess of 200 route arrows).
. Detailed route cards as backup (and to study in anticipation)
. Electronic timing
. Individual times available immediately at the event centre. Full results list published online within 24 hours.
. Two lavishly stocked feeding stations on the route
. Broom wagon, mechanics and 1st aid
. Supported by the National Motorcycle Escort Group
. Photos of all riders available for purchase on the web
. Gold, Silver and Bronze standards
. "Goody bottle" – high quality bidon (same type as the popular SIS bottle with the rubber spout)
. A free hot meal at the finish for all riders
. Online entry via EntryCentral.com
* voted by subscribers to www.cyclosport.org
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