Here are the key route and ride details for the Shakespeare Scenery Cycle Rides (Saturday 30th June, Sunday 1st July).

For both days, our Ride Start and Finish is at Stoneleigh Park, outside the Stoneleigh Park Lodge hotel. For satnav please use CV8 2LG.  Click here for how get to Stoneleigh Park.

Registration and start times are below for each day.

SUPPORTED RIDE

Our  Ride will be fully supported, signposted and accompanied by a very experienced and friendly crew (Chapeau Events) with a backup vehicle, mechanical help and first aiders.

All drinks, snacks and lunch are provided and included in our Event fees. If you have any specific dietary needs, please ensure that these are included on your registration form when you register. Thank you.

Stop-offs will include drinks, snacks and a lunch break at churches, manor houses and castles that we have selected for their fascinating histories and impressive architecture.

The maps below shows you the routes in detail. When you have registered, we will send you an email giving you access to the app so that you can put the details below on your mobile phone, if you wish.

TIMING, DISTANCES AND ROUTE MAPS

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018

Start: 9.30am at Stoneleigh Park
Finish: 3pm to 4.30pm at Stoneleigh Park
Route via: (North from Stoneleigh Park) via Kenilworth and Maxstoke Castles; Churches in Berkeswell, Astley and Monks Kirby
Distance: Approximately 55 miles / 120 kilometres

 

SUNDAY 1ST JULY 2018

Start:  From 8.30am at Stoneleigh Park
Finish: Approximately 5pm to 6pm at Stoneleigh Park
Route: (South from Stoneleigh Park) via Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick; Churches in Stratford-upon-Avon, Radway and Burton Dassett Hills.
Distance: Approximately 70 miles /  kilometres.

 

ROUTES: DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Chapeau Events have designated both the routes on the maps above as a Level 2, Relatively Easy cycle ride, using the criteria below:

Event Difficulty Rating: Due to the many contributory factors it is impossible to be absolutely precise about how difficult a cycle event will be. The main benefit of our “difficulty rating” is to provide you with an overall indicator as a guide from one cycling event against another. When assessing these ratings we consider the following;
  • Number and difficulty of descends/ascents
  • Climate event is taking place
  • Terrain conditions

The majority of participants who take part in these events will not necessarily have done anything like this before. We will also be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice if needed and a full detailed information pack containing training tips will be issued following signed registration. We strongly recommend you train to appropriate levels for your chosen event to ensure maximum enjoyment.

Difficulty Rating Key

  1. Easy – no routes are entirely flat, so expect some minor undulating terrain
  2. Relatively Easy – slightly longer descends/ascents with occasional steeper spurts
  3. Moderate – longer days of saddle time with occasional steep descends/ascents
  4. Average Difficulty – a regular balance of undulating terrain with some difficult descends/ascents
  5. Hard – requires confidence in your descends/ascents ability and physical condition
  6. Challenging – confidence in fitness and technical ability is crucial
  7. Tough – long tough sections testing your ultimate fitness and stamina
  8. Extreme – difficult, very steep and long descends/ascents …a real challenge!

A limited number of spaces are available, so don’t miss out! To find out more about Registration and Event fees, click here.