31st July

Sunday 31st July 2022

Returning from its successful 2021 debut, entries for the 2022 Wotton Lions Ride Over the Edge are now open.

We’ve worked hard to ensure that the great feedback you gave us from the inaugural 2021 event is reflected in this years cycling bonanza. You asked and you got:

  • A longer route for the more ambitious
  • Improved identification of the control points
  • Additional signage along the routes
  • More opportunities to take on nutrition
  • Free Event photographs
  • Quieter roads

Yep, we ticked those boxes and kept what you loved best:

  • Three fabulous routes in the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds
  • Staggered starts and finish in the historic market town of Wotton Under Edge
  • Recovery vehicles to get you back to the start line if you get into trouble
  • End to end and split timings via our on-course control points
  • Ample free parking in the town with secure storage so you can enjoy and perhaps celebrate your riding achievement, whilst we take care of your bike. 

To top it all, you’ll be riding in the knowledge that every penny we raise will be directly used to support brain tumour research and our community. 

The routes: All routes are circular, bringing you back to your start point, where you can log the last control point. You’ll have a choice of:

  • 150k route with a total elevation of 1429m. 
  • 100k route with a total elevation of 1066m. 
  • 50k route with a total elevation of 600m. 

The on-course control points on each route will be highlighted in the course GPX file and will have manned refreshments. Our control points utilize QR code scanning to your smartphone to ensure the process is speedy and accurate.

Each rider will receive:

  • A unique race buff to ward off neck chills on those cooler days
  • Timed results
  • Free parking at the event HQ
  • On course support for mechanical failures
  • Full route GPS, GPX and TCX files, including highlighted Control Stations
  • Refreshments at the Control Points
  • Secure cycle storage
  • A very satisfying feeling that your hard work is going to benefit the community and brain tumour research!

Finally, last year a number of riders asked that we provide a facility so that they could raise money for our charitable cause. We listened and have created a fundraising page that can be found on the entry page.

If you’re interested in taking part in this highly rated Cotswold event then follow the link below. We look forward to seeing you on the 31st July!

Entry:  £20 “Early bird” until May 31st then £25

It is important that you enter your email address correctly on the entry page, as all race packs will be delivered via email.

By taking part your must have satisfied yourself that you are fit and capable of riding your chosen route.

We would be hugely grateful if you decide to fundraise on our behalf to celebrate the event. If you could see your way to helping us in this way then please share our QR code.

You can share this QR code with friends to support your RIDE OVER THE EDGE

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=MA4R8JTK9XQJN