This year's "Route 66 Sportive" is being held on Saturday 12th May 2018. We have two courses available: Route 66 and Route 33.
Start and Finish will be from The Lodge, Newport Showground, Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 8EU
Cycling through the beautiful Shropshire countryside with iconic views of The Wrekin, Long Mynd and the Shropshire plains.
Registration from 8.30 am. Riders start from 9:30 am.
Come and join us for a fabulous days cycling and socialising in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It promises to be an amazing day!
Nova Raiders will be making a donation to Myeloma UK. Michael Jeggo was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a life limiting cancer of the plasma cells in the bone marrow in 2009. He has battled against it for 9 years and his family are convinced that his longevity is due to his intrinsic levels of fitness from cycling for many decades. Michael has promoted many events in Newport, including 4 editions of the National Road Race Championships in the 80's and 90's and in more recent years the Newport Nocturne. See this link for more details.
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Saturday 12th May 2018
Route 66 £17 (£22 entry on the day)
From Newport you head out to High Ercall with the opportunity of your first water stop at Upton Magna (14.75 miles). Carrying on through Atcham and Condover, then crossing the A49 at Dorrington followed by a gentle climb into Picklescott.
Take a minute to enjoy the stunning scenery that Shropshire has to offer as you continue through to Much Wenlock, Sheinton and Cressage, then a chance of another water stop at Wrockwardine.
Continuing your journey back you pass through Admaston and Preston upon the Weald Moors and then your safe return to Newport Showground.
Route 33 follows the same course as Route 66 for the first 14.75 miles, then breaking off at the water stop at Upton Magna, you head towards Walcot and Uppington then linking back into Route 66 at Aston. You have chance of another water stop at Wrockardine (23.5 Miles.)
We have quick and easy online entry at Entry Central: click here
Alternatively, you can enter offline if you prefer:
The Lodge, Newport Showground, Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 8EU
A small selection of the many amazing comments we received following the event on 12th May 2018.
Kudos to all the organisers, Marshalls and helpers of todays Route 66. Many many thanks for the hard work you have already put in.
On behalf of the Newport CC Kids that road the 33 (well 40 with the cafe detour), I would like to thank Nova Raiders for a fabulous event today. The Route 33 was extremely well supported with very friendly volunteers and riders.
On behalf of NSCC's satellite club, 'Breaking Chains', I would like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic team and organisers of yesterday's Route 66 - always a brilliant event! You all made us feel so welcome. Completing this well-organised and challenging ride has given the guys in the club a massive boost of confidence and sense of achievement. Simply getting to the start line of something like this would have been unimaginable a year ago for these guys...never mind completing it with a smile on their face!
The road to recovery from addiction is always going to be tough. By giving us the chance to take part in a truly wonderful local event, surrounded by warm and friendly people in stunning scenery, you have all just made the journey that little bit more manageable. THANK YOU!
Awesome ride yesterday ....route 66 sportive .......must Amit hard day but worth it....... thank you Nova raiders fantastic support all way around and finish....your club is awesome....made my day
Thank you Nova for a brilliant day with a well organised event. See you next year!
Thanks for a great, really well organised event. Very enjoyable! Hopefully I'll bring along a load of Moseley Missiles next year
Just want to thank everyone for a warm welcome today ... great event... well organised... see you next year for sure... great ride....
Fabulous ride out on Route 66 today, great organisation, marshalling, signage, water stations, weather & fab medal - great to have hot food at the end - other sportiveâ€™s could learn from this ! - thank you Raiders and everyone that made this such a great event
Very well organised
Thank you for an absolutely brilliant Sportive. I was not fully prepared for cycling to both Everest and K2 base camps but it was fantastic! The food stations were brilliant and the staff manning them were wonderful. Brilliant route, a lot of Sportives could learn from yours. Thanks!
I've never wished to join a cycling club, however, if you were closer I would without doubt want to.
To all the organisers of Route 66 and volunteers on road junctions and feed stations (you all know who you are) a big big thank you - all the hard work and support keep us all going and all your back room preparation definitely paid off xx
Quick note to offer my congratulations and thanks to all involved in organising what was a great event on Saturday. Really lovely vibe throughout. Looking forward to joining you again next year and, after sampling the beer, have a keen eye on the September event. Best of luck, Sean