Malvern Mad-Hatter Sportive – Epic (104 miles), Standard (74 miles), Short (46 miles)
The Cycling Weekly Malvern Sportive is a late summer treat for your sportive calendar.
The route takes you through the 3 counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire, with the Malvern Ridgeway never out of sight. You will tackle the Iconic Malvern Hill, which is a long but gradual climb. Your effort will be rewarded with perfect views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains of Wales. A simply sensational view!
After a great descent, the route weaves it’s way between the Malvern and Cotswolds hills. Don’t worry the route from here is not all hills though – a large part of the route is undulating at best. This area is a fine example of vibrant, patchwork countryside, with quiet roads and lanes providing excellent riding conditions...
The riders will receive a quality goody bag and a well deserved medal! Post event refreshments and massages will also be waiting.
Highlights – The climb up to the top of the Malverns, then the view to the Brecon Beacons, and the Black mountains of Wales from the top!
Location: The Three counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
Start time: 8am - 9.30am
A late summer sportive treat, which promises to produce some spectacular views over the Brecon Beacons, and the Black mountains of Wales.
What else is included?
- Finishing medal
- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical Support
- Full Route Marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Free energy drink + energy snacks
- Electronic chip timing
- Bike wash facilities
- Web results service
- Emergency support
- On site catering
Finish 4 or more of our events within the Cycling Weekly sportive series and receive a personalised trophy to recognise your achievement.
Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions detailed below apply to all entrants participating in the Cycling Weekly Sportive organised and operated by UK Cycling Events in association with IPC Media Limited (the publishers of Cycling Weekly). Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.
1. The participant accepts that the event they are entering is not a race in any format. Results will be published in alphabetical order only and anyone considered to be competing against others, will be stopped from riding and banned from entering future events.
2. The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event centre and during the ride itself. IPC Media Ltd or UK Cycling Events does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
3. Each participant, upon signing the registration form, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their route and distance, then all consequences of this action are theirs.
4. The Event Booking/Registration Form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. Participants under the age of 18 years will be allowed to participate in the event with the consent of their parent or legal guardian who must sign the Event Booking/ Registration Form on behalf of the under age rider. Signing is also an acceptance for the actions and consequences of the underage rider.
5. All riders are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included in your entry fee. In addition UK Cycling Events is covered for civil party liability.
6. It is mandatory that all riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Any rider not wearing a helmet will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry. IPC Media Ltd & UK Cycling Events reserve the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing.
7. The participant confirms that the cycle/bike they are riding for the event and all of their equipment is of a suitable standard and state of trail/road worthiness. In particular, the ability to complete the longest distance, and over rough terrain dependant on the event.
8. During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails or roads. Absence of these signs does not signal there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trail or road is rideable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
9. Any marked route is shown for guidance only and IPC Media Ltd & UK Cycling Events do not insist that you use the route shown. Therefore, if the rider chooses to ride a section, it is entirely their own choice. If they choose a different route to avoid obstacles or sections they decide are beyond their capabilities or for any other reason, they do so entirely at their own risk.
10. You must obey all Highway Code rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the Highway Code, local By laws and laws of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road and off road users.
11. Riders must be considerate to other uses of bridleways, tracks and byways when riding off road. Upon seeing other users, such as horse riders and walkers, riders are required to slow down and pass with care. Where appropriate, riders should stop and wait at the side of the route for other uses such as horse riders to pass safely.
12. Each participant will be fully responsible for any fees or costs incurred or arising from an accident either involving or caused by the rider. This includes, but is not exclusive to, fees from Police, Air Ambulance, Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance service. If the situation arises that you are not capable of making the decision to call the emergency services, the rider agrees that a member of UK Cycling Events or a member of the public may call for them. In this situation, the rider still accepts the costs and consequences of such actions.
13. Each participant hereby grants to IPC Media Limited and UK Cycling Events an exclusive, absolute and irrevocable worldwide assignment in perpetuity in the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant obtained at the event and grants to IPC Media Limited and UK Cycling Events the right to use and publish such content in any and all media. The participant hereby releases IPC Media & UK Cycling Events from any and all liability from such use and promotion. The participant hereby authorises the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage and/or distribution of said photographs/film/video tapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of IPC Media Ltd & UK Cycling Events. The participant specifically waives any right to any compensation they may have for appearing in any of the photographs/film/video/electronic representations and/or sound recordings of the participant at an IPC Media Ltd & UK Cycling Events event.
14. In the event that a participant fails to complete the course for any reason it agrees to return to or call the event centre before the close of the event and report to a member of staff. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.
15. Event entry fees can not be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.