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Severn Bridge Sportive... The Routes

The event will offer riders the choice of a 60 mile route or a 102 mile route through some of the best countryside the area has to offer - and you won't need to decide on the route you're taking until you get to the split point on the day!  Please note routes are subject to change to accommodate the closure of the Severn Bridge motorway. 

Download the Route

The .gpx files of the routes for the 60 mile and 102 mile Severn Bridge Sportive are now available to download! Please click on the link here for 60 mile route and here for the 102 mile route

Route Signage

The route will be clearly and comprehensively marked, with direction arrows at each turning and road junction. We will make sure that you are in no doubt as to where you should be heading so, if there is a long time between turnings, we'll put up some confirmation arrows to give you some reassurance that you haven't missed a turn. However, in the unlikely event that you take a wrong turn at any point or if signs have been dislodged, we will give each rider a route card as a fallback, which will also include emergency contact information.

Route Summary

For 2016 the route reverts back to the original route used for the first editions of the event. The ride will start and finish at Castle Combe Circuit with the route taking riders down the Cotswold escarpment to the North of Bath and Bristol before taking in the Classic Severn Bridge crossing.Sportive (copyright Phil O'Connor)

For 2016 The half-way point for the short ride and the first stop for the longer route uses The HQ for the Severn Bridge Half marathon on the outskirts of Chepstow close to the Severn Bridge crossing.

The long route then climbs through Wentwood used for the UCI Ladies World Cup race in 2005 prior to dropping into Usk and Raglan then tackling the steep Star Hill before dropping back to the original feed stop for more refreshment. The long route then joins the short route home climbing back up onto the Cotswold Edge using the feared Hawkesbury Upton Climb before dropping back to Castle Combe Circuit via Badminton.