£7 – £27

RNLI Mayday #ThreeShires Cycle Sportive 2018

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Sandbach Rugby Union Football Club

Bradwall Road

Sandbach

CW11 1RA

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Road cycling

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The RNLI #ThreeShires Cycle Sportive is a fundraising non-competitive cycling event that starts and finishes at Sandbach Rugby Club on Bradwall Road just outside the centre of Sandbach, Cheshire.

This is the third year we have run the event and the routes are tried and tested by local riders and designed around the beautiful country lanes and villages of Cheshire and the surrounding areas. The routes have been carefully planned to accommodate the riding abilities of all participants. The roads selected and quality of surfaces were based on a comprehensive risk assessments and are suitable for group riding purposes, which will cause minimum inconvenience to all other road users. This in turn makes the ride more pleasant for participants, but also limits the impact of the event in the surrounding area. The route and event timings have been designed to ensure that wherever possible, there are low traffic volumes and away from major roads & busy towns.

• Ample & dedicated free parking onsite.
• Male/Female changing facilities (with hot showers)
• £2.50 token which can be redeemed on the day against hot food on sale from the Rugby Club Bistro (Breakfast or post event ~ please note this cannot be exchanged for cash and no change will be given)
• Food & Hot Drinks available to purchase all day
• Licensed bar open following the cycle ride
• Large clubhouse open for spectators
• Outdoor seating area for all to enjoy the day
• Finisher T shirt and medal for all participants


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The RNLI Three Shires Cycle Sportive is a fundraising non-competitive cycling event that starts and finishes at Sandbach Rugby Club on the outskirts of Sandbach town centre.
The event will feature four routes:-

Route 1: The Three Shires 100km Route ~ For experienced riders looking for an early season challenge or intermediate cyclists looking for a challenge, riding through Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Route 2: The Three Shires 35km Intermediate Route ~ For infrequent riders or those returning from a spell out of the saddle.

Route 3: The Three Shires 5km Family & Fun Route ~ A relatively easy, short and fun route for the whole family.

Route 4: The 'Triple Crown Challenge' 140km Family & Fun Route ~ Complete all three routes back to back on the same day! Starting with the 35km loop, followed by the 100km loop and then the 5km loop! A total of 90miles of cycling in all!

Please note that age restrictions apply for this event - please see specific route details below for further information on age restrictions.

Route Details

Route 1: The 100km Three Shires Route

https://www.strava.com/routes/7576947

Route Overview: The 100km ‘#ThreeShires’ route takes participants on a 100km loop through the three shire counties of Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

The route heads right out of the start line at Sandbach Rugby club on an anti-clockwise loop North out of Sandbach, Cheshire towards Middlewich, the route then heads West through Church Minshull, Aston Juxta Mondrum, and South through Acton and Ravensmoor passing Audlem Marina (pit stop) before heading through Audlem and on to Norton in Hales, Shropshire. From there the route returns North East through Hankelow and on East to Wrinehill and Betley in Staffordshire before heading back into Cheshire via Alsager returning to Sandbach.

There are two check points. The first is located at approximately 48km at the Overwater Marina pit stop near Audlem which has a café & toilet facilities.

The second at Alsager Leisure Centre which again, has toilet facilities. First aid facilities will be provided by trained motorcycle marshalls on route and contactable from either event HQ in Sandbach or the pit stops at Overwater marina or Alsager Leisure Centre. 100km Riders can depart as indicated by the Marshalls between 08:30 – 10:30 (20 riders every 5 minutes). The latest start time for the 100km route will be 10:30 and the cut-off times will be 13:30 at the check point at Audlem Marina and 16:30 at the finish.

Route 2: The 35km Intermediate Route

https://www.strava.com/routes/3724773

Route Overview: The ‘#ThreeShires Event’ Intermediate 35km route starts and finishes along much of the same route as the 100km route but cuts a shorter route West to East. Heading on the same anti-clockwise loop North out of Sandbach, Cheshire towards Middlewich, the route then diverges from the 100km route at around the 15km mark and heads East skirting the North East of Crewe towards Winterley and Oakhanger to re-join the 100km route near Alsager before returning to Sandbach. First aid facilities will be provided by trained motorcycle marshalls on route and contactable from either event HQ in Sandbach or the pit stop at Alsager Leisure Centre. 35km Riders can depart as indicated by the Marshalls between 10:30 – 11:15. The latest start time for the 35km route will be 11:15 and the cut-off times will be 16:30 at the finish.

Route 3: The Three Shires 5km Family Fun Route

https://www.strava.com/routes/3724775

Route Overview: The ‘#ThreeShires Event’ 5km family fun route starts from the Rugby club, again heading North towards Middlewich along Bradwall Road, before taking a series of left turns on to Wood Lane, Cookesmere Lane and back onto Bradwall Road returning to the Rugby club.

First aid facilities will be located at the event HQ.

5km Family Fun riders can depart as indicated by the Marshalls between 11:15 – 12:00. The latest start time will be 12.00 and the cut-off times will be 16:30 at the finish.

Route 4: The 'Three Shires Triple Crown' 140km route

Complete all three routes back to back on the same day! Starting with the 35km loop, followed by the 100km loop and then the 5km loop! A total of 90miles of cycling in all! Triple Crown 140km Riders can depart alongside the 100km riders as indicated by the Marshalls between 08:30 – 09:00 (Maximum 20 riders every 5 minutes)

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Ticket sales close on 17 May. After this time you can come along on the day to take part but we will only be able to accept 'cash only' for 'on the day' registrations between 8.00am-9.00am.

Please read our terms and conditions. You will need to agree to these as part of the sign up process.

Thank you for your interest in this RNLI event and we look forward to seeing you soon!




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