Rise Above, the official sportive of Mark Cavendish, returns on Sunday 5 August with three new and exciting routes around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds Area of Natural Beauty.This year’s Rise Above sportive starts and finishes at Cheltenham Racecourse, one of the world’s most famous horse racing venues.
Enthusiast - 50km with 697m elevation gain (£45)
Purist – 105km with 1,388m of elevation gain (£45)
Extremist – 153km with 1,845m of elevation gain (£45)
All three routes will tackle the arduous Cleeve Hill, which featured in last year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain race, and features sections that reach a 25 per cent gradient. Riders who sign up for the two longer distances will also test themselves on the energy-sapping Snowshill climb, a three-kilometre ascent that gradually increases in severity. Mark Cavendish will officially start the sportive, setting off participants on their rides and joining them on the route.
Rise Above Routes
Enthusiast - 50kmView More
Purist - 105kmView More
Extremist - 153kmView More