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 3 feed stations on route sponsored by Londis convenience stores to keep you well fueled.

 

Once you've crossed the finish, end your ride with a well-earned Burger (It's ok - your muscles need it!)

DRINK

There's plenty to keep you hydrated on route at the 3 feed stations. 

 

Plus you can grab a beer from the Wainwright real ale beer tent for that all important ride debrief.

 

Wainwright beer tastes good any time. After a big ride... wow!


 

 

CHARITIES & PARTNERS

 
 

Karl Pinnegar

Kings Heath

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

said here

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ROUTE OPTIONS

Please Note: This is the 2019 route.

Any updates to MSH20 will be announced December 

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!

Complete this route and you will earn the white medal.

CLICK HERE FOR  5 WEEK TRAINING PLAN

GPX files can be found here

NOT SURE YOU'VE GOT THE LEGS

THEN PICK AND CHOOSE YOUR ROUTE

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

Complete the Full Monty route and you will earn the

Black medal.

GPX files can be found here

GPX files can be found here

 

CHARITIES & PARTNERS