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Bostin Chase Sportive

Bostin' Chase Sportive

April 24 2022
Shropshire, West Midlands, UK
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

Following the great success of the inaugeral Bostin’ Chase Sportive last year, and excellent comments on the route that we received from our riders, we have decided to include the event in our 2019 calendar. The Bostin’ Chase Sportive cycling event takes riders on a choice of three fully signposted routes along predominantly country lanes and through the wonderful scenery of Shropshire and Staffordshire with the longer routes getting to experience Cannock Chase forest and Blithfield Reservoir.

All of our Cycling routes begin and finish at Harper Adams University near Newport, Shropshire. It is a wonderful venue with excellent facilities and plenty of parking in a safe secure location allowing you to ride with peace of mind.

All the routes head South, out of the University campus, passing through the quiet villages of Edgmond, riding past the beautiful St Peters Church, and forward through wonderful open countryside towards the first short sharp testing climb of the day, just outside of Lilleshall, and then onwards to climb the highest point on the Bronze route, just before Sheriffhales.  From there the route continues down country lanes passing through farmland  near to the Morrey Meadows National Nature Reserve towards Wheaton Aston then on towards Penkridge for the first feed station of the day. After refreshment the Gold and Silver routes continue East whilst those riding the Bronze route head North and begin their trip back to the University – but do not fear for you will take a different return route to the one you came on! Passing through more charming villages, along country lanes and interesting places, such as the delightful Norbury Junction canal basin, before arriving at the finish line after riding a Bostin’ Chase 70K/40 miles Bronze route.

For those taking part on the Gold and Silver routes for the Bostin’ Chase Sportive cycling event you will continue on from Penkridge and continue East towards Milford Common and the former Royal forest of Cannock Chase.

Our Bostin’ Chase Sportive Silver riders eventually turn right and ride up the short but steep Brocton Bank (used by the Tour of Britain) then on through the Chase, watching out for the resident deer population and other wildlife, before descending downwards and heading back towards Penkridge through more wonderful countryside passing small lakes, streams, and canals. After a well deserved cuppa at the second feed station, you will continue back to HQ following the picturesque Bronze route’s return leg. A route you will remember for years to come!

For those who want to experience a longer route, by riding the Bostin’ Chase Sportive Gold cycling route, you will experience a 120K, 75 mile route which extends yet further East over in to Staffordshire riding through villages and hamlets such Milford Common, the main entrance to Shugborough Hall and its National Trust Park, Tixall, Great Hayward and Hixon. After skirting the edge of the Chase you will then ride straight across the middle of beautiful Blithfield Reservoir, with its ever-present wildfowl and stunning views, before continuing South West towards Rugeley. Then back over some lumps through the middle of Cannock Chase to rejoin the Silver route on its way back to Penkridge and some refreshment, returning to HQ along the Bronze and Silver route.

All three Bostin’ Chase routes are picturesque, challenging in parts but memorable! What better way to spend a Sunday!

Bostin Chase Sportive

Routes: 70, 90, 120km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Start Times / Itinerary

Start time 9am

Finish time 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!

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
Finishing Medals
Downloadable GPS files
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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