Chris Boardman leads out the 2016 CycleFest Sportive

Sunday 8th September 2019

Now in its 6th year, Evesham CycleFest gets better every year, but our aim remains the same – getting more bums on bikes!

This year we have a new HQ at Hampton Ferry, Boat Lane, Evesham WR11 4BP, and route options to suit all riders which showcase the best cycling the Vale of Evesham has to offer.

  • 3 sportive routes – from £20
  • 18 mile leisure ride – from £5
  • Children’s ride – £2 (entry on the day only)

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  • Our 3 sportive events for this year are:

    • Frolic  – 38 miles (62km)
    • Romp – 63 miles (102km)
    • Escapade – 101 miles (164km)

    All the routes take in places that the CycleFest committee love to ride themselves – from the magnificent Salters Lane, chocolate box Snowshill village, the iconic Saintbury Hill, Georgian Pershore, the Capability Brown landscape around Croome, to the ever popular route around Bredon Hill and back into Evesham.

    The routes will be signposted, with fully stocked feed stations, chip timing, mobile mechanical and medical support and returning for a medal and well earned cake at the finish! If you’ve never entered a sportive before, this is a perfect event to try! There’s no pressure to achieve a certain time, just follow the signs and stop at any feed station for free refreshments en route.

    We welcome under 16’s (with an adult) and those using adaptive bikes/trikes/handcycles. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all under 18’s must have signed parental consent.
    Starting and finishing at Hampton Ferry, Boat Lane, Evesham WR11 4BP. Registration from 7am, departing 8am.
    Online entries via StuWeb with prices starting at £20, or on the day entry prices starting at £25.

  • Our 18 mile scenic route is designed for families, beginners, or any cyclist who is a bit rusty and hasn’t ventured onto the roads. Our group-led rides leave from Hampton Ferry at 10am or if you prefer to complete the fully signposted route independently, you may leave between 10am and 12pm.
    Why not make it a family affair and cycle out with your children or grandchildren? Stop half way and have an ice cream in Broadway, enjoy the views and take it as easy as you like. Come back to a round of applause and a medal!
    Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all under 18’s must have signed parental consent.
    Registration and entry on the day opens at 9 am. Prices are £8 in advance/£10 on the day for adults, £5 for under 16’s.

    Enter the Leisure Ride!
  • The very smallest cyclists (stabilisers welcome, but no balance bikes please) can join in the fun at Hampton Ferry with an off road ride along the River Avon returning through the finish race arch to receive a medal.
    This event will have a ride leader, but each child must also be accompanied by an adult (max 4 children per adult).
    Registration and entry on the day opens at 12.00pm with rides leaving Hampton Ferry at 12.30 pm, 1 pm and 1.30 pm. Prices are £2 for each rider.

  • ***New for 2019*** our start/finish HQ will be at Hampton Ferry

    More details coming soon.

  • In 2019 we are delighted to confirm that our charity partner is Evesham Adventure Playground, a local charity, trying to ensure children, young people and families have the space to have fun together in an environment that challenges and inspires the mind and body.

  • We would like to thank the following sponsors

    Coming soon…

  • Subject to change on the day

      7:00 Sportive registration opens
      8:00 Depart of Romp and Escapade Riders
      8:30 Depart of Frolic Riders
      9:00 All sportive riders must have departed
      9:00 Leisure and Children’s ride registration opens
    10:00 Leisure ride departs
    12:30 First Children’s ride
    13:00 Second Children’s ride
    13:30 Third Children’s ride
    18:00 Finish timing closes – all sportive riders must have returned

  • Evesham CycleFest began in 2014 as a fundraiser for the Bell Tower appeal and featuring a sponsored Big Ride to London, CycleFest now raises funds for Cycle Evesham Vale and its chosen charity partner of the year.
    Cycle Evesham Vale was formed in 2015, to promote and advocate for cycling in the Vale of Evesham. Running monthly social cycle rides, Easy Rider groups, working with local, district, county and national government bodies to make cycling a priority, and encouraging cyclotourism in the Vale, CEV is a totally voluntary group with no charges for participation.The aim of CEV is to ‘Get more bums on bikes’ – and CycleFest is just one of the ways we hope to do that. If you’d like to know more, visit our website, facebook or drop us an email – we’re always happy to chat!