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Uni-Varsity Cambridge to Oxford Challenge

Challenge yourself on this event with its historic views, riding from Cambridge to Oxford

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019

Price: £79,

No. of places: 50

Distance: 88 miles, around 4400 ft of elevation

The route is mainly on quite rural roads, and is ideal for riders of different abilities who are looking for the next challenge !

This ride between the rival university cities of Cambridge and Oxford starts in the centre of Cambridge at the famous Expresso Libary and takes you past a number of the spectacular university buildings before heading out of the city and into the countryside.

Our first cafe stop is around the 26 mile point at Moggerhanger Park where you will be provided with great cake and coffee.

Our lunch stop is around 60 miles into the ride in the village of Cublington where you will be provided with sandwiches, snacks and drinks for lunch.

You’ll arrive at the dreaming spires of Oxford after riding a total of 88miles to complete your challenge.

Once you finish the ride you and your bike will then be transported back Cambridge in our luxury coaches.

On the day itinerary

08:30 meet & registration at the Expresso Library, Cambridge city centre.

09:00 start of the ride

10:45 approx, first stop for coffee and cake

13:30 approx, lunch stop for sandwiches, snack and drinks

15:45 approx arrival at Oxford

16:30 approx loading of bikes and riders

17:00 approx transport back to Cambridge

19:30 approx arrival back at Cambridge

What’s Included

  • First aid support
  • Mechanical support
  • Broom wagon
  • Planned and risk assessed route
  • Coffe and cake stop
  • Lunch stop
  • Coach transfer back to Cambridge
  • Training ride before the ride
  • Training plan for those that want one

The route will not be fully sign posted, a riders info pack will be emailed out the week before the ride, this will contain the confirmed routes which are downloadable for GPS devices. For us to provide the best support along the route and to avoid anyone waiting too long at the finish we request that all riders call into our two food stops and wait for all riders to arrive before setting off again, this allows everyone to ride at their own pace but have support close by if needed. As this ride includes a coach transfer back to Cambridge we will require riders to reach the two food stops by a certain time, if you are not going to reach the stops in time our support vehicle will pick you up and take you to the next food stop where you can continue your ride.

12/05/2019

Cambridge

09:00am

£79

Well done to Simon and the team for a great event – a bit of everything, including the wind! Lovely food station. From all at Octagon Cycling Club.

Neil Bowman

The Slepe Morning Sportive’s food stop was excellent, the starting guy was very informative with rules and route information, and the ride was very well signposted – there was no risk of getting lost. The route was good: we didn’t have a lot of car traffic to contend with, which is my preferred way of cycling! I really enjoyed it overall, well done to all the organisers!

Laura

I thought the Slepe Morning Sportive was very well organised. The route marking left no doubt about where to go and it was a decent route and kept us off main roads most of the time. The food stop was excellent, the checking in was easy and the briefing for the start was magnificent. Good job all round!

Philip

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