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Eden Classic sportive cycling event

Eden Classic sportive cycling event

May 17 2020
Cornwall, South West, UK

The Eden Classic sportive will return in 2018 for a fourth year, after a sell-out year in 2017!

A sportive is a non-competitive mass participation cycle ride. Our Eden Classic has three distances suitable for varying abilities: the short yet challenging 35-miles for novice sportive riders, the mid distance of 62-miles for intermediate riders and the 100-mile route for the experienced sportive rider looking for a challenge.

Next year's Classic will take place on Sunday 13 May 2018.

Riders have the unique opportunity to pedal the length of Eden, past our world-famous biomes before they start their challenging journey.

All riders ascend the steep hairpin bends before cycling along some of the most stunning coastal roads in the country. Riders are invited to stop and refuel in iconic locations such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where friends and family can gather in support before exploring the renowned visitor attraction for free.

Riders' friends and families are entitled to free entry to Eden on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May, and The Lost Garden of Heligan on Sunday 13 May. Just tell the respective ticketing teams the name of the rider you're supporting and the distance they are completing.

About the 2018 routes

All routes make the most of the undulating south coast and all riders pass through picturesque villages and along beautiful coastlines whichever route they choose, going through spots such as Carlyon Bay, Charlestown, Pentewan, Mevagissey and Caerhays Bay.

Entrants get exclusive access to ride though the centre of our site (usually closed to traffic) before reaching the start point opposite the Rainforest Biome. Once riders are released over the timing mat at the start, all face a muscle-stretching climb out of the site and up the hairpin bends before continuing their ride in earnest.

Eden Classic sportive cycling event

Routes: 35, 62 miles, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

Price: £32/£36/£40

What's Included?

pre-cycle breakfast, with muesli, porridge and bananas to fuel your ride ahead
free entry for friends and family to the Eden Project on the weekend of the event
free entry for friends and family to the Lost Gardens of Heligan on the day of the event
delicious food and refreshment at stations along the route at some iconic locations
a well-deserved pasty following the event
a bespoke medal (guaranteed for pre-registered riders only)
timing chip (guaranteed for pre-registered riders only)
Riders also have the opportunity to buy a Primal Eden Classic race cut jersey, available from the online and on-site shop from January. 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG UK
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