5TH SEPTEMBER 2021
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.
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?
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
One of the best sportives I've done - well organised, excellent signage, really good route
Amazing route, well organised and great feed stations to keep us going. The volunteers were great cheering us up the climbs and encouraging everyone
A gorgeous ride, plenty of food, a great atmosphere - what more could you ask for?
"....an ideal event for a late summer ride"
KEY EVENT INFO
Date: Sunday 6th September 2020
HQ Location: Umberslade Farm Park, Tanworth-in-Arden, B94 5A
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 if you would like to camp. VERY limited pitches available.
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
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.
LOOKING FOR A BIGGER CHALLENGE?
HOW ABOUT 3 EXTRA HILLS?
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.
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 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.
SAFE EVENT SCHEME
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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
My Sport Photo
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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.