The Easter Epic Sportive
16 Apr 17
Back for a fourth year, The Easter Epic Sportive.
With 2 distances available at 84km and 125km, this road sportive isn't the longest in terms of distance, but with plenty of ascent, it certainly offers a challenge to any seasoned riders, and newcomers alike.
Following many of the roads covered in the Tour of Britain's visits to the area, the figure of eight route takes in Lower Broadheath, Malvern, Colwall, Bromyard and the Abberleys, featuring the wellknown climbs of The Wyche and Ankerdine Hill aswell as several 20% gradients including the fearsome Wynniates Way.
Three fully stocked feed stations will be on offer along the long route (at 35km, 70km and 96km). Riders can start from 08:30 on the day
The event supports St Richard's Hospice, who provide free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. The hospice is based in Worcester, and the event is donating a percentage of all entry fees directly to the charity. £1 from all entry fees will be donated direct to charity. Participants may make additional voluntary contributions as desired on the on-line entry page
Finishers medals, event photography, rider timing, ample parking and refreshments are all on offer at the event base, the excellent University of Worcester Lakeside Campus, which has hosted numerous cycling, running and duathlon events in recent years.
Pulse Pursuits are the organisers behind the event, with over 20 years experience in event management.
Some feedback from previous editions….
“Well done on a brilliantly run event , value for money won't be beaten. The best signage I've witnessed just one thing, can you make it a little bit harder next year. Cycle up some walls maybe!”
“Did it last year, great ride, especially all the climbing”
“This was by far the hardest ride I ever done”
“Thanks for great organisation, really enjoyed the day”
Early bird entry fee until 15th January of £25, then £35 until closing date.
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with cancer and other life- limiting illnesses and supports their families. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.