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Bostin; Bridge Sportive

Bostin' Bridge Sportive

July 22 2018
Shropshire, West Midlands, UK

The Bostin' Bridge Sportive 2018, formerly known as the Newport Cyclo Sportive, will again start from Harper Adams University, at Newport, Shropshire, and will take riders on a choice of three fully signposted routes along predominantly country lanes and through the picturesque scenery of Shropshire with the longer routes getting up-close-and-personal with the famous Wrekin hill and riding along the banks of the River Severn and through historic Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and past the iconic "Iron Bridge".

All three of the Bostin' Bridge Sportive routes follow the same exit out of the University campus, through Edgmond and out into Newport town before heading North into the Shropshire countryside. Riding through country lanes, past farms and through hamlets the route reaches the pretty village of Cheswardine, and the highest spot on the Bronze route, before descending to the first feed station at Stoke on Tern. Shortly, after the feed station the Bronze and Silver routes turn South. The Bronze route remains fairly flat, as it heads for home through Ollerton, Great Bolas and back to Edgmond and the finish line. The Silver route turns away after Great Bolas and heads West to rejoin the Gold route a little after passing the creamery at Crudgington.

The Gold route continues after the first feed station to the pretty market town of Wem before turning South and riding past the ceremonial helicopter at the main gates of RAF Shawbury,

The Gold and Silver routes continue South riding towards the big block of stone in the distance, The Wrekin, crossing its height at its saddle, some 255m,  before coasting down to a new feed station for this event at Little Wenlock. After suitable refreshments, the routes drop down a new section of route to historic Coalbrookdale, on the banks of the River Severn, where the industrial revolution started in the 1700's and the iconic World Heritage Site "Iron Bridge" stands today. The routes pass the Bridge and continue along the river before climbing out of the Severn Gorge at Coalport. After an undulating section of country lanes the routes rejoin with the Bronze route just before Edgmond and the finish line.  

The Bostin' Bridge Sportive - what better way to see world renowned historic sites and get some fresh air! 

Bostin; Bridge Sportive

 
Routes: 120, 100, 50K
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Start 9am

Finish 6pm

What's Included?

Event HQ facilities, toilets and free car parking
Free tea/coffee at Registration
All routes fully signposted
Event information pack (emailed 3 days before event)
GPS/GPX route files
Free tea, coffee, water, cakes, bananas, etc at all feed station(s)
On-course photography (subject to availability/rider numbers)
Emergency support includes first aid, rider's emergency telephone number and support vehicles to return you and your bike to the Event HQ in the event of mechanical failure
Commemorative medal to all finishers
Free hot food and tea/coffee at the finish
A great sense of achievement and a Bostin' smile!

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
 
Features
Finishing Medals
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
 
 
 
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