Beyond Somerset Sportive
A relaxed yet stunning tour around the Somerset levels, this fun ride is about taking your time, enjoying the views, and just getting in some early season miles. Now in its fourth year, a new event location for 2020, and a route revamp, give both the Long and Medium rides the Cheddar gorge climb, as well as making the Medium a 100km ride. Short route distance tbc.
Join us for a smile that will last for weeks, we sell out every year and the event is building to be a great addition to our sportive portfolio.
Every finisher receives a medal
Feed/aid stations en route
Mechanical support on all routes
Yeovil College, Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset BA21 4DR
By car: Use Satnav BA21 4DR. The College is located 6k from the A303, with direct links to Bristol (40m) and Taunton (30m). The College has two entrances - on the A37 off Ilchester Road, or the main entrance on the A359 off Mudford Road.
Trains travel regularly from Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction
There are bus routes into Yeovil from various locations; 'Getting to the College' details the buses available which all travel to Yeovil College
There is a network of cycle paths leading to Yeovil College
There is parking at the College - charges may apply.
The Short route is ideal if you are new to Sportive, or you just want a nice easy ride, and it's also great for a family ride. Children 14 and under go free, as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult (One adult/one child per entry). 1 aid station.
The Medium route at just over 100k is a flat (ish) affair other than the Cheddar Gorge climb (long and steady). There are a few tests during the ride in the shape of some nice climbs that will need some effort. 2 aid stations.
The Long route isn't a leg burner, but it will include the iconic climb through Cheddar Gorge. There will be a cut off time for the safety of the riders and the sanity of the staff. 3 Aid stations.