The 2010 details:
The Broken Spoke Sportive is a cycling challenge, raisng funds for The Catholic Hig School, Chester. The event is regsitered and insured with British Cycling and runs through the stunning scenery of Cheshire, Shropshire and north Wales. Participants have 2 routes to choose from: 55 miles and 85 miles both offering a serious challenge and epic scenery. So whats' different about our event? well first of all all proceeds go to our school - we have charitable status. We have also partnered up with British Cycling to offer you a HALF PRICE Ride Membership plus loads of cycling discounts. We have also been joined by Cycle Sport Photos - our official photographers - to provide riders with a an opportunity to buy images of their efforts post event. Click on the logos below for more information.
Our aim is to provide challenging routes with the best support to ensure you have a great day including:
Ample parking for 130 vehicles + 34 acres of field should we need more space - no parking worries
A dining hall seating 196 at any one time - a big HQ for a big event
Showers and changing facilities
Two feed stations for the 'Front' Broken Spoke. Click here - Long route
Stop 1 - tea and cake, Stop 2 - beans on toast - The Short 'Rear' Broken Spoke goes directly to Stop 2. Click here - Short Route (slight change to the original route due to road surface problems - or lack of road surface!)
A pot of pasta on you return back to the HQ together with a free momento
A broom wagon will sweep the course at the end of the day
All the above is included in your entry fee.
The longer route follows a fairly flat spin out from Chester to St Martins for the first stop before crossing the Welsh border and heading in to the hills, crossing to Llangollen, over the Horseshoe Pass then on to Ruthin for the second feed stop. The shorter route is equally challenging and follows a more direct route to the main feed station. At this point both routes will meet up before returning to Chester via the lanes of north Wales. The three main climbs add up to just over 1000 metres. The first main climb from Pontfadog ascends 250mtrs in just 1.6 miles which is an average of just under 10%!
The Broken Spoke - Front 129KM/80Miles departing by 0900hrs. Entry is £15 by post, closing date 16 July or £18 entry on the day.
The Broken Spoke - Rear 81KM/50Miles departing by 1030hrs. Entry is £12 by post, closing date 16 July or £15 entry on the day. HQ opens at 0800hrs
Please send entries to S Gauller, The Catholic High School, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7HS - Please make cheques payable to The Catholic High School.
So it's over to you - Please see the entry forms listed on the page and return to the address listed on the form. Please ensure you read the terms and conditions and gain parental consent if required.
If you need a distraction for your family whilst you're on your bike Chester races are hosting their family day and we are just a 10 minute walk from the race course. http://www.chester-races.co.uk/fixtures
I will look forward to seeing you Sunday 1st August.