Nova Raiders Route 66 Sportive 2018

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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.

  • All routes are fully signposted with marshals and support crew.
  • On course telephone support.
  • GPS routing
  • Maps
  • Water stops at Upton Magna (Route 33 and Route 66: 16 miles) and Wrockwardine (Route 33: 24 miles, Route 66: 58 miles).
  • Feed station at Rushbury Village Hall (Route 66: 39 miles).
  • Mechanical support at the start.
  • Tea and Coffee available at start.
  • Free parking.
  • Mens and ladies toilets available.
  • Food available from the fabulous Camper Hamper.
  • Refreshments available including the Joules Craft Beer Bus licenced bar.
  • "Broom Wagon".
  • Custom Route 66 event medal
  • Photos available from
  • Post-ride massages available from Apollo Sports Injury. All money taken by Apollo Sports Injury for massages on the day will be donated to Myeloma UK.

Come and join us for a fabulous days cycling and socialising in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It promises to be an amazing day!

All proceeds to Myeloma UK

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.



Date & Start Time Event Venue Prices - Postal / Online Entry

Saturday 12th May 2018
9.30 am start
Registration from 08.30 am

Route 66

Newport Showground
The Lodge, Chetwynd Deer Park,
Newport, Shropshire TF10 8EU

Route 66 £17 (£22 entry on the day)
Route 33 £15 (£17 entry on the day)

Route 66

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.

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Route 33

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.)

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How To Enter

We have quick and easy online entry at Entry Central: click here

Alternatively, you can enter offline if you prefer:

Print off an entry form

Print off an consent form for under 18's


The Lodge, Newport Showground, Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 8EU

Comments from some of our 2018 riders

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.

Mark Sheridan

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.

Matt Bramford-Hale

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!

Ollie Aitken

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

David Money

Thank you Nova for a brilliant day with a well organised event. See you next year!

Mark Winston

Thanks for a great, really well organised event. Very enjoyable! Hopefully I'll bring along a load of Moseley Missiles next year

Rob Alexander

Just want to thank everyone for a warm welcome today ... great event... well organised... see you next year for sure... great ride....

Dez Jones

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 sportive’s could learn from this ! - thank you Raiders and everyone that made this such a great event

Fliss Connor

Great ride
Great day
Great event
Very well organised
Cheers NOVA

Bruce Heath

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.

Steve Harris

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

Julie Byrd

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

Sean Sullivan

The Small Print

  1. Please remember that this is not a race and the roads are not closed. The road surface can vary in condition with loose grit and pot holes. You may encounter wide agricultural vehicles on narrow lanes. Never ride more than two abreast and single file on narrow lanes. Be considerate to other road users.
  2. You should carry basic tools, inner tubes and a pump to fix punctures or mechanical problems you may experience. A basic first aid kit is also recommended. Spare inner tubes and basic spares are on sale on the day. There will be mechanical support if needed prior to the start. This support should not be relied on to fix existing problems with your bike, but to help resolve any problems that have occurred on the way to the event.
  3. It is advisable to bring lights and high visibility clothing on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced.
  4. I understand that I participate in these events entirely at my own risk and must rely on my own ability in dealing with hazards and ride in a manner that is safe for myself and others. Riders must abide by the highway code at all times. I agree that no liability whatsoever shall be attached to the organiser, promoting club, and or any official body attached to or in connection to this promotion, in respect of injury, loss or damage suffered by me, however caused. The function of the marshals is only to indicate direction and that riders must decide whether the movement is safe.
  5. A safety approved cycling helmet must be worn. No helmet, no ride.
  6. Under 16's to be accompanied by an Adult.
  7. Follow the Highway code, and please look out for each others safety.


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