From the CFC Website:
CFC’s season opener is a hillyish 63 mile – 102k, a shorter 38 mile – 60k and a flat 21 mile – 33k. All are a chance to test your legs out after the short days and long nights of winter.
The fantastic Meon Vale Leisure Centre will be the event HQ, this new facility is perfectly positioned just south of Stratford upon Avon on the edge of the local Cotswold hills. For directions and location please click here
This event features: Comprehensive route signage, changing rooms, free parking, mechanical support, feed stops, event photos, strava segments plus for a donation, hot drinks and bacon sandwiches.
This is a chance for us to get exposure for our charity and the work we do with children living with cancer that we help every week, up and down the UK. There is no obligation to fundraise for CFC, but if your feel your effort is worth a few pounds in sponsorship then that would be great, £10, £50, £100 whatever you can raise will make a real difference and all fundraisers who raise over £25 will receive a CFC 2020 T-Shirt plus other incentives.
Mad March Hare 29th March 2020 is a good season opening sportive and start/finish is literally down the road in Longbridge. It always sells out well in advance, hence reason for posting. If you fancy it then need to get in fairly soon.
If you’re doing ‘Penny to Paris’ this might be a good one to aim for. It’s a good benchmark for fitness going into the summer although it tends to be quite a hilly course, so not to be taken too lightly.
Cycling Event | Mad March Hare Sportive
Join 1250 riders on this iconic sportive near Birmingham for its 11th edition… £34 entry at the moment
From their website:
13.1 miles of undulating trails around the area of outstanding natural beauty of Cannock Chase. In our view a true trail runners paradise!
The only single lap Half Marathon on Cannock Chase.
Saturday, 4 April 2020 from 09:45-13:30
Tackeroo Camp Site, Penkridge Bank Road,
Nr Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UA
Further Details & Tickets
100% fully off road, we take you along single track trails, fire roads many of which are off the normal beaten track. A true adventure!
Unlike many of the events on Cannock Chase, we work really hard to design a course that really excites us. You can come along and run along the main fire roads anyway of the week. We want to take off the beaten track. This is course that will challenge all but at the same time isn’t too difficult making it suitable for new and long time runners alike.
Check out the 2020 event – https://youtu.be/xmQNcnqs9-M
This is an event for all, yet like all of our other events our main aim is bringing like-minded people together to enjoy a sport we all love… Running. If you want to take it serious then great but if like many just making it round is your challenge then fantastic! We will support you every step of the way
For the first year the entries will be limited to 600 so please enter early to avoid disappointment.
CaniX – After testing CaniX at last years event we’ve decided to make it a category for the 2020 event. CaniX will get a slightly earlier start so they get space to run free.
From the CFC Website:
Welcome to the 9th edition of the Cyclists Fighting Cancer Sportive. Once again we are offering a great day out on the bike up, over and through the Cotswolds.
The four distances are; 130 miles, 100 miles, 62 miles (100k) and 30 miles
The CFC Sportive starts and finishes at the Racecourse in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. The 130 mile ride is a time restricted (11 hour) endurance ride, perfect timing for people going to the L’Etape du Tour, La Marmotte, London to Paris, Dragon ride etc. or for those just looking to push the boundaries.
This event features comprehensive route signage, free parking, mechanical support, feed stations, event photos, chip timing, sports massage, free hot food and medals for all finishers plus a licensed bar.
Stratford Racecourse is a fantastic venue with camping and all the facilities you could need for this kind of event including changing rooms and showers.
We start early, the 130 mile ride starts at 7.30am with a mass start. The 100 and 64 (100k) rides start between 8am and 9.00am on a first come first served basis. The 30 mile ride starts at 10am. Registration for all rides will be open at 1pm until 6pm on Saturday 23rd May and from 6.30am to 10am on ride day 24th May at Event HQ at the centre of course at Stratford Racecourse.
For route details go to the CFC see below
This a chance for us to get exposure for our charity and the work we do children living with cancer that we help every week, up and down the UK. There is no obligation to fundraise for CFC, but if you feel your effort is worth a few pounds in sponsorship then that would be great, £10, £50, £100 whatever you can raise will make a real difference, all fundraisers who raise over £25 will receive a CFC 2020 T-Shirt plus other incentives.