6TH SEPTEMBER 2020

Mad Summer Hare 2020 is over for another year!
Thank you to everyone who took part and the collective effort from the staff, venues, contractors and riders to make the Mad Summer Hare thrive in the current Covid world.

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Rider Photos

Re-live the day by checking out the My Sport Photos gallery to find pics of you giving it your all!

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Rider Times and Results

The roll-call of glory. Find out when and where you finished!

 

CELEBRATE YOUR SUMMER LEGS

The iconic Mad Summer Hare Sportive returns on September 6th 2020 at the fabulous Umberslade Farm Park. 

 

Being so late in the Summer season your legs and lungs should be at their strongest so we've set a challenge to test both your physical and mental strength - 1, 2, 3 or 4 hill climbs - you choose how many.

Beware though, these aren't just any hills, they're iconic Cotswold hill climbs that have been tormenting cyclists for decades. Pushing onto the next one is not easy but there's a different shiny medal if you do. 

HOW MANY CLIMBS WILL YOU CONQUER?

RIDE

Ride your way through scenic country roads and quaint Cotswold villages.
 
Take in the views as you challenge your legs with up to 4 iconic climbs.
 
Enjoy the well earned sweeping descents. 

EAT

You won't go hungry on a Mad Hare Sportive! 

 

We've got feed stations on route sponsored by Londis convenience stores to keep you well fuelled.

 

Once you've crossed the finish, end your ride with a well-earned Burger - vegetarian and vegan options available.

DRINK

There's plenty to keep you hydrated on route at the feed stations. 

 

Plus you can grab a beer from our on-site cafe bar for that all important ride debrief.


 

 
 

MSH19 GALLERY

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

One of the best sportives I've done - well organised, excellent signage, really good route

Dave Smith,

Tanworth-in-Arden

Amazing route, well organised and great feed stations to keep us going. The volunteers were great cheering us up the climbs and encouraging everyone 

Karl Pinnegar

Kings Heath

Karl Pinnegar

Kings Heath

A gorgeous ride, plenty of food, a great atmosphere - what more could you ask for?

Tom Palmer,

Solihull

"....an ideal event for a late summer ride"

said here

Read what

MSH18 VIDEO

 
 

KEY EVENT INFO

Date: Sunday 6th September 2020

HQ Location: Umberslade Farm Park, Tanworth-in-Arden, B94 5A

Route Options: 

1. Base Route = 73 miles  with 1 hill climb

2. Full Monty = 102 miles with 4 hill climbs

3. Custom Route = Base Route + additional 1, 2 or 3 hill climbs

*subject to slight changes 

Key Timings: 7am-11am start. Last rider back at 6pm.

Feed stations: 2 Standard (Cropthorne & Meon Vale) and 1 High5 'Ride By' (Willersey)

Number of Entries: Limited due to Covid 19 restrictions!

Food & Drink Options: A lunch bag and snack bag with fruit, water, cakes, cheese cob and High 5 sports nutrition 

Timing Chips: Yes

Broom Wagon: Yes

Professional Photography: Yes

Pricing SOLD OUT

See the Withdrawal policy 

GPX Files Available Friday 4th September

LIKE CAMPING?? Please email ride@madhare.cc if you would like to camp. VERY limited pitches available. 

ROUTE OPTIONS

Due to popular demand we're keeping the same route as previous years for one more time! 

ROUTE OPTION 1: THE BASE ROUTE

NUMBER OF COTSWOLD HILL CLIMBS​: 1 - Dovers Hill

LENGTH: 73 miles

FEED STATIONS:  Cropthorne and Meon Vale

DESCRIPTION:  At 73 miles in length and with 3400 feet of climbing this route should be suitable for all riders with a few summer miles in the legs... MORE 

This is YOUR ride:

If you are feeling strong, confident & can handle an extra loop on the day

- DO IT!

CLICK HERE FOR  5 WEEK TRAINING PLAN

GPX files can be found here

NOT SURE YOU HAVE THE LEGS?

THEN PICK AND CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE

ROUTE OPTION 3: THE CUSTOM ROUTE 

Ride the Base Route and add an extra couple of hills in there if you want - depending on how the legs are feeling. 

SNOWSHILL

SAINTBURY

CAMPDEN

LOOKING FOR A BIGGER CHALLENGE?

HOW ABOUT 3 EXTRA HILLS?

DESCRIPTION: At 102 miles and with nearly 6000 feet of climbing this route is for riders with more miles in their legs who want to give them an end of season challenge....MORE 

This is YOUR ride:

Legs not quite got it on the day?

Don't forget you can customise your ride with:

Route Option 3

ROUTE OPTION 2: THE FULL MONTY

 

NUMBER OF COTSWOLD HILL CLIMBS​: 4 - Snowshill, Saintbury, Dovers, Campden

LENGTH: 103 miles

FEED STATIONS: Cropthorne, Meon Vale and Willersey (High5 'Ride By')

GPX files can be found here

 

CHARITIES & PARTNERS

TIDBURY 1ST SCOUTS

We're very proud to work with 1st Tidbury Green (Wythall) Scout Group who work very hard to make our events so successful. In return we make a generous donation to the Scouts group for every rider to ensure that their good work in the local community can continue.a

LONDIS

All Londis stores are independently owned and run and provide fantastic value and convenience. 

 

With over 1800 Nationwide, there's a Londis close to you whether at home or out on a ride! 

DYNAMIC RIDES

Dynamic Rides is more than your typical cycling shop. As well as quality cycling gear, fantastic servicing, regular club rides they also have a fab cafe. Check 'em out!

The DR team will be on hand on the day to sort out any mechanical problems you might have - you'll be in safe hands. 

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SAFE EVENT SCHEME

The Safe Event Scheme logo is a simple way for people to recognise sporting and cultural events that have been planned, produced and managed safely and responsibly.

Responding to the COVID19 challenge, the Safe Event Scheme promotes responsible event safety compliance

Events accredited by the scheme can demonstrate their commitment to operating responsibly and provide assurance to event visitors, spectators, staff and participants

 

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My Sport Photo

Professional. Affordable. Race Photography.

Using the best technology and skillsets on offer, My Sport Photos will capture any event seamlessly and provide a professional service for both the client and athlete. They use a professional & friendly team of photographers to capture all the action with great attention to detail.

 

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