Bostin' Chase Sportive 2021

The Bostin’ Chase Sportive is the first of our series of cycling events for 2021. A very popular event which takes riders on a choice of three fully signposted routes along predominantly country lanes and through the wonderful scenery of Shropshire and Staffordshire with the longer routes getting to experience Cannock Chase forest and Blithfield Reservoir.

All of our Cycling routes begin and finish at Harper Adams University near Newport, Shropshire. It is a wonderful venue with excellent facilities and plenty of parking in a safe secure location allowing you to ride with complete peace of mind.

Gold route - 75 miles / 120km

Silver route - 60 miles / 100km

Bronze route - 40 miles / 70km

All of the routes head South, out of the University campus, passing through the quiet villages of Edgmond, riding past the beautiful St Peters Church, and forward through wonderful open countryside towards the first short sharp testing climb of the day, just outside of Lilleshall, and then onwards to climb the highest point on the Bronze route, just

before Sheriffhales. From there the route continues down country lanes passing through farmland near to the Morrey Meadows National Nature Reserve towards Wheaton Aston then on towards Penkridge for the first feed station of the day. After refreshment the Gold and Silver routes continue East whilst those riding the Bronze route head North and begin their trip back to the University – but do not fear for you will take a different return route to the one you came on! Passing through more charming villages, along country lanes and interesting places, such as the delightful Norbury Junction canal basin, before arriving at the finish line after riding the Bostin’ Chase Bronze route.

For those taking part on the Gold and Silver routes for the Bostin’ Chase Sportive cycling event you will continue on from Penkridge and continue East towards Milford Common and the former Royal forest of Cannock Chase.

Our Bostin’ Chase Sportive Silver riders eventually turn right and ride up the short but steep Brocton Bank (used by the Tour of Britain) then on through the Chase, watching out for the resident deer population and other wildlife, before descending downwards and heading back towards Penkridge through more wonderful countryside passing small lakes, streams, and canals. After a well deserved cuppa at the second feed station, you will continue back to HQ following the picturesque Bronze route’s return leg. A route you will remember for years to come!

For those who want to experience a longer route, by riding the Bostin’ Chase Sportive Gold cycling route, you will experience a route which extends yet further East over in to Staffordshire riding through villages and hamlets such Milford Common, the main entrance to Shugborough Hall and its National Trust Park, Tixall, Great Hayward and Hixon. After skirting the edge of the Chase you will then ride straight across the middle of beautiful Blithfield Reservoir, with its ever-present wildfowl and stunning views, before continuing South West towards Rugeley. Then back over some lumps through the middle of Cannock Chase to rejoin the Silver route on its way back to Penkridge and some refreshment, returning to HQ along the Bronze and Silver route.

All three Bostin’ Chase routes are picturesque, challenging in parts but memorable! What better way to spend a Sunday!

Full event details can be found on the website


Discounts

Multi-Event Discounts:

We are offering you a discount if you come and ride more than one of our great events in the season. There is one great multi-event discount currently on offer:

  • The Bostin' "Grand Tour" Discount - enter all 5 events* and save 15% on your combined entry fee.

(* you can ride any route at each selected event, Gold, Silver or Bronze)

Each rider must book separately to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Multi-Rider Discounts:

We are also offering you a discount if you come and ride with your mates, 'cause we're bostin' sociable!

  • The "Bostin' Club" Discount - aimed at cycling clubs, but open to anyone with plenty of cycling buddies, make up a team of 10+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 15% on your combined entry fees.
  • The "Bostin' Buddies" Discount - make up a team of 5+ riders. Enter all the riders together on the same booking to ride the same route at the same event and save 10% on your combined entry fees.

Each booking must be for the same event and the same route to take advantage of these discounts. Multiple discounts cannot be applied.

Entry Options

Bronze Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Silver Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Gold Route
10% off for teams of 5-9!
15% off for teams of 10 or more!
Select team size or join a team at checkout to calculate discount.
Adult + Child team

Refunds/Transfers/Instalments

We do not issue refunds to riders once an online booking has been made however, for a small additional charge at the time of booking, you can add Booking Protect to your booking and protect your entry fee. 

In addition, up to one week before the event, riders may:

  • transfer their booking to a different route at the same event; or
  • transfer their booking to another Bostin’ Ride event in the same calendar year; or
  • transfer their entry to another person.

A transfer can only be made through the online booking system and a transfer fee of £5 is payable (which will be donated to our chosen charity). If the price paid for an entry is different to the current price of an entry on transfer then the price differential has to be paid.

Transfers

  • You may trade your entry for a Transfer Credit FREE of cost until 21/04/2021.
  • You will have 12 months (from the date of the event) to spend your Transfer Credit. You may also use your Transfer Credit to enter someone else.
  • Click here for more info on Transfers.

You can manage your entries in the section of your Racer Dashboard.

Instalment Plan

  • You may pay in equal instalments up to a either a maximum set by the organizer or monthly up to one month before the event, whichever is less.
  • There is an additional fee of 1% + £0.50 (inc VAT) for each instalment.
  • You are responsible for ensuring payments are made, missing payments may mean removal from the event and loss of any monies paid to date.
  • For more information on instalment plans see here.

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