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We have a NEW ride for the diary: 

The Mad Hatton | 23rd August 2020

Entries are just £10! (kids are free)

 

We have some exciting plans to bring in a new type of event starting this autumn aimed at the more social side of the Sunday ride!

The concept is simple: a great day out on the bike for all the family, taking in local sights and attractions and supporting local businesses.

There will be a choice of routes of a more leisurely nature than the March or Summer Hare; including our very first GRAVEL route AND the introduction of a FAMILY route! 

We wanted to trial the idea, as soon as restrictions were lifted, and during lockdown rides around Warwickshire we came across the Hatton Arms! A fantastic pub with a fantastic team, fantastic food and drink and, most importantly, a HUGE beer garden! More of a field really! Perfect for the start/finish of a ride around the country lanes. 

As with ALL Mad Hare events from here-on-in we have teamed up the Safe Event Scheme to ensure our events are within current guidelines and ensure the safety of our staff, riders and visitors. Check out the www.safeeventscheme.com website for more info on how we are preparing to bring events back!

A more comprehensive plan of all precautions put in place to keep you safe will be available closer to the event.

Any questions, as always you can email me at ride@madhare.cc or follow the conversation over on Facebook and join the

Mad Hare Cycling Club GROUP  

A new 'social' ride from Mad Hare 

Be the first to test out our new event...

 

Join us in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside (only a short 45min drive from Birmingham) for our inaugural Mad Hatton! 

Bring the family, your friends, even your dog! It's all about being together! In a big enough space to be safe and responsible. 

Entries are VERY LIMITED and only £10 for adults and KIDS ARE FREE!

ROUTES

100km Road/50km Road
Winding through the countryside and taking in not 1, but 2 castles! 
35km Gravel/Road (60/40)
Our first foray into the adventure road discipline, this is perfect to test out your new rugged rides!
15km Family 
Our family route is flat and 99% off-road and away from any cars! Also includes the wonderful Kenilworth Castle!

EAT/ DRINK

The Hatton Arms have everything on hand to keep you fuelled up from breakfast right the way through to the post-ride Bar and BBQ 

 

Breakfast served from 7am

Bar & BBQ served 11am - 5pm 

Please note: Food and drink is NOT included in your entry fee. We are here to support a local independent business and all their staff 

ATTRACTIONS

There's plenty to see both at HQ and around the route. The 100km & 50km road route has the opportunity to see both Kenilworth and Warwick Castle whilst the 35km Gravel and 15km Family route both pass by Kenilworth castle. 

 

Plus, back at HQ the beautiful Hatton Locks are just a stones throw away and country walks to extend you day. 
 

 

CHARITIES & PARTNERS

 

KEY EVENT INFO

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ROUTE OPTIONS

With 4 routes available there's a ride for everyone...

ROUTE OPTION 1: THE 100km ROAD ROUTE

NUMBER OF CASTLES ON ROUTE​: 2 - Kenilworth Castle - Warwick Castle

LENGTH/ELEVATION: 100km/730m

FEED STATIONS:  Breakfast and BBQ at the Hatton Arms.

DESCRIPTION:  As soon as you cross the road from the Hatton Arms it's straight onto quiet roads and through quaint villages north to Kenilworth castle. The route then follows a large part of stage 7 of the 2019 Tour of Britain, including past the Cyclists War Memorial in Meriden, and around the north of Coventry before heading back south to Warwick castle. 

GPX files coming soon...

Date: Sunday 23rd August 2020

HQ Location: The Hatton Arms,  Birmingham Rd, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7JJ

Route Options: 

1. Road Long = 100km

2. Road Short = 50km

3. Gravel = 35k

4. Family = 15k 

Start Time: 7am-11am socially distanced start line. More info on entry form 

Feed stations: N/A due to CV19 restrictions. Please bring your own fuel or take advantage of breakfasts served from 7am and post-ride BBQ from 11am

Number of Entries: Very Limited! Only 150 spaces available!

Food & Drink Options: Breakfast, hot drinks, full bar and post-ride BBQ provided by Hatton Arms (not included in price) 

Timing Chips: No - Strava at the ready!

Broom Wagon: No

Mechanics: Limited at HQ only

Pricing: Only £10 (Children FREE)

GPX Files: Coming soon...

Bring the family: There is a family route available or there are lots of attractions around Hatton to enjoy before lunch at the Hatton Arms

ROUTE OPTION 2: THE 50K ROAD ROUTE

 

NUMBER OF CASTLES: 2 - Kenilworth Castle - Warwick Castle

LENGTH/ELEVATION: 50km/460m

FEED STATIONS: Breakfast and BBQ at the Hatton Arms

DESCRIPTION:  Quiet roads right from the start until the first photo opportunity at Kenilworth Castle. Through the amzing Warwick University campus and on through the counry lanes, past the Lunt Roman Fort and south west to Warwick Castle. It's then just a short hop back to the Hatton Arms for a beer and a burger! 

GPX files coming soon...

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FANCY SOMETHING ROUGHER?

THEN TRY OUR GRAVEL ROUTE

ROUTE OPTION 3: THE GRAVEL ROUTE

 

 

NUMBER OF CASTLES: 1 - Kenilworth Castle 

LENGTH/ELEVATION: 35km/341m

FEED STATIONS: Breakfast and BBQ at the Hatton Arms

DESCRIPTION: The route that started the whole idea for this event. During lockdown I grabbed my gravel bike and went exploring places I never knew existed in 15 years of cycling around the area! I was blown away by the amazing, flat, fun, off-road space. It's around 60% 'gravel, fields, single track and cut throughs' and 40% rolling country roads. But you're more likely to pass more cows than cars!

GPX files coming soon...

HAVING A FAMILY DAY OUT?

THEN TRY OUR FAMILY ROUTE

ROUTE OPTION 4: THE FAMILY ROUTE

 

NUMBER OF CASTLES: 1 - Kenilworth Castle 

LENGTH/ELEVATION: 15km/85m

FEED STATIONS: Breakfast and BBQ at the Hatton Arms

DESCRIPTION: Flat, fast and lots of fun! With only 85m of elevation (most of which is at the start) once you're across the road at the start you won't see another car until you return. Expect gravel, grass, farms, little bridges, gates, turkey farms, horses, and then Kenilwoth Castle! Have a look around before heading off back to HQ the same way you came, which we've found, as a family of 4, a lot easier to explain to the kids! This is a firm fave of my 10 year old son. 

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GPX files coming soon...

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