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The Banks's Round the Wrekin Sportive

May 20 2018
West Midlands, UK

Supported by cycling legend Hugh Porter MBE.

Returning for a second year this Sportive starts at Dudley Kingswinford rugby club and heads out into the Shropshire Hills taking in the Long Mynd, Stiperstones and The Wrekin.

There is a choice of three routes which will challenge all levels of rider from the experienced to the beginner.

Epic Route (101.5 Miles / 160 Km) (+7471ft / -7469 ft)

Starting at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, this route will take you in a North Westerley direction via Bobbington, Claverley ans Worfield, then South through Bridgnorth and Upton Cressett. Heading West and just before the 20 mile point the undulations will start to increase heading through Wall under Heywood towards Church Stretton. From Church Stetton you will encounter some serious hills travelling up The Burway through Bridges and towards The Stiperstones before turning North and heading downhill to the 50 mile point at Snailbeach. You will continue North to Minsterley where you will then head in an Easterley direction towards Dorrington, encountering further undulations on the way. From Dorrington the route becomes less agressive, continuing Easterly through Acton Burnell and Cressage. Just past Cressage the incline will again start to increase, you will head North towards Uppington before heading in a South Easterley direction towards The Wrekin just before the 80 mile point. The last 20 miles of slightly undulated land is where you can pick up the pace through Ironbridge, Coalport, Burnhill Green, Pattingham, Seisdon, Swindon and finally ending at Kingswinford.

Standard Route (64.1 Miles / 102 Km) (+4127 ft / -4123 ft)

Starting at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, this route will take you in an North Westerley direction via Bobbington, Claverley and Worfield, then South through Bridgnorth and Upton Cressett. heading West and just before the 20 mile point the undulations will start to increase heading towards Acton Burnell at the 30 mile point. You will then head North East through Cressage and then downhill for the next 5 miles. The incline will again start to increase, you will head North towards Uppington before heading in a South Easterley direction towards The Wrekin just after the 40 mile point. The last 15 miles of slightly undulated land is where you can pick up the pace through Ironbridge, Coalport, Burnhill Green, Pattingham, Seisdon, Swindon and finally ending at Kingswinford.

Short Route (23.9 Miles / 38 Km) (+1019 ft / -1017 ft)

Starting at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, this slightly undulating route will take you in an North Westerley direction via Bobbington, Claverley, Hopstone, Wyken and Worfield at the 10 mile point. You will then head North to Ackleton where the undulations will start to increase and then East through Kingslow and Pattingham before heading South East. The last two miles is prdominately downhill and where you can pick up the pace towards Seisdon, Swindon and finally ending at Kingswinford.

 
Routes: 24, 65, 102 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Costs

Minimum Age - 16 for the Epic, 13 for the Standard and Short - we can make exceptions for experienced junior riders, get in touch to discuss.

Under 18's must have a parental consent form signed and under 16's must be accompanied by a fully participating parent or guardian. Please read our full T&C's before entering .

Types of bike - drop-handlbar racing bikes, hybrids, touring, bromptons/commuting, mountain, tandems all permitted. Not allowed - trikes, recumbents, unicycles, electric bikes.

All cyclists must wear a cycle helmet on the sportive.

The entry fees are as follows:

Epic Route: Online: (£25.00), Postal: (£26.00) - start time between 8.30am-9am

Standard Route: Online: (£20.00), Postal: (£21.00) - start time between 9am-9.30am

Short Route: Online: (£15.00), Postal: (£16.00) - start time between 9.30am-10am

What's Included?

Event Centre Facilities and Parking
Mechanical Support
Full Route Marking
Course Food Stations
Electronic Chip Timing
Web Results Service
Emergency Support
On Site Catering
Event Photography
Broom Wagon
Medal

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Start Address: Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, Swindon Road, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 0AW
 
 
 
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