Sunday 19th July 2020

Now in its 7th year, Evesham CycleFest gets better every year, but our aim remains the same – getting more bums on bikes!

We have route options to suit all riders which showcase the best cycling the Vale of Evesham has to offer.

  • 3 sportive routes – from £20
  • 18 mile leisure ride – from £5
  • Children’s ride – £2 (entry on the day only)

ENTRIES NOW OPEN! Early bird entries available until 31 May



Evesham Sportives

Our 3 sportive events for this year are:

  • Frolic  – 38 miles (62km)
  • Romp – 63 miles (101km)
  • Escapade – 103 miles (166km)

All the routes take in places that the CycleFest committee love to ride themselves – from the magnificent Salters Lane, chocolate box Snowshill village, the iconic Saintbury Hill, Georgian Pershore, the Capability Brown landscape around Croome, to the ever popular route around Bredon Hill and back into Evesham.

The routes will be signposted, with fully stocked feed stations, chip timing, mobile mechanical and medical support and returning for a medal and well earned cake at the finish! If you’ve never entered a sportive before, this is a perfect event to try! There’s no pressure to achieve a certain time, just follow the signs and stop at any feed station for free refreshments en route.

We welcome under 16’s (with an adult) and those using adaptive bikes/trikes/handcycles. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all under 18’s must have signed parental consent.
Starting and finishing at Hampton Ferry, Boat Lane, Evesham WR11 4BP. Registration from 7am, departing 8am.
Online entries via StuWeb with prices starting at £20, or on the day entry prices starting at £26.

Frolic Route

The Frolic offers a 38 mile route through The Vale of Evesham without touching the longer climbs of the Cotswolds but with a few shorter hills to help you earn your finishers medal.
Heading south from Evesham, you’ll visit the quintessential Cotswold village of Broadway before turning north to the feed station at Honeybourne. From here you’ll pass through the pretty villages of Pebworth and Dorsington, then cross the River Avon into Bidford. The road rolls as you make your way west past Abbots Morton then south through the Lenches where you’ll find the final challenge of the day with a few short but sharp climbs. A steadier climb takes you to the outskirts of Evesham and then it’s downhill all the way to the finish where a warm welcome awaits.

One feed station at 15 miles/25 km
Link to Strava Route

Romp Route

This 101km offers plenty of variety with some great, fast roads as well as a few short, sharp climbs to get the legs working.
After a nice easy roll out from Evesham you’ll climb over to Aston Somerville before making your way over to the quintessential Cotswold village of Broadway. With your first feed station on the arrow straight road through Honeybourne you’ll tENTER HERE!hen head towards the River Avon before turning west. The middle section of the ride takes you through The Lenches, famous for their short but punchy climbs after which the road becomes a bit easier as you drop down into the Georgian town of Pershore. Here the second feed station sits in the shadow of the impressive abbey where you grab enough calories to get you through the last part of the ride.
Crossing the Avon once again you’ll then follow the classic cycle route around Bredon Hill through chocolate box villages before the final sprint back into Evesham.
A route that will suit those stepping up a distance from last year without the longer climbs and greater mileage of the Escapade.Two feed stations at 15 & 41 miles (25 & 67km).

Link to Strava Route.

Escapade Route

This 103 mile route takes you along some of the best roads for cycling The Vale of Evesham has to offer, from challenging climbs to fast, straight lanes and through picturesque villages and towns.
After a sedate roll out from Evesham your first climb looms large after Hailes Abbey as you haul yourself up the old Saltway onto the Cotswold Escarpment. You will be rewarded with amazing views back down to the Vale as you follow the ridge before a fast drop down Snowshill into Broadway. Catch your breath and prepare for the next ascent at Saintbury where the Strava King/Queen of the Mountains prize will be contested.
Enjoy the descent back into the Vale and to the first feed station followed by flatter roads across to the River Avon. The middle section of the route takes you through The Lenches, famous for their rolling roads and short but punchy climbs.
You’ll arrive at the second feed station after 62 miles to fuel you up for a beautiful section of the route that takes you through leafy lanes, past Croome Court then into the Georgian town of Pershore for the third and final stop next to the impressive Abbey. Crossing the River Avon once more you’ll then follow a classic route amongst local cyclists skirting round Bredon Hill before the final sprint back into Evesham.
A great day out on two wheels that offers something for experienced riders as well as those attempting this distance for the first time.
Three feed stations at 36, 62 & 80 miles (58, 100 & 128 km)

Link to Strava Route

Strava Challenges

We’ll be offering a prize to the fastest male and female riders on the Saintbury Hill Climb Strava segment.
This climb is included in the Escapade route and it will be clearly signposted so riders of the Romp and Frolic routes can join in if they wish. The extra loop will add 5.4 miles/8.6km and an extra 627ft/191m of climbing.
Simply upload your ride to Strava by Friday 24th July.

Something for the aspiring Peter Sagans as we announce that as well as our hill climb competition there will also be a sprint challenge for you all to have a go at. On a 1 mile stretch as you leave Pebworth try to go as fast as you can then post to Strava by Friday 24th July. All three Sportive distances cover this section so whether you are on the 103 mile Escapade, 100km Romp or the 38 mile Frolic you can give it a blast! There will be prizes awarded for the quickest man and woman of the day.

What's Included

  • Free parking
  • Event village
  • Fully signposted route
  • GPX track
  • Feed stations en-route
  • Sag wagon
  • Event photography (to be confirmed)
  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag and medal
  • Mechanical support
  • First aid
  • Voucher for free refreshments at Raphael’s Restaurant at the finish

Entry Fees

Route Until 31 May 1 May to 30 June From 1 July & On the day
Frolic  – 38 miles (62km) £20 £23 £26
Romp – 63 miles (102km) £25 £28 £31
Escapade – 103 miles (166km) £30 £33 £36

Online entries close 15th July 2020


Leisure Ride

Leisure Ride

Our 18 mile scenic route is designed for families, beginners, or any cyclist who is a bit rusty and hasn’t ventured onto the roads. Our group-led rides leave from Hampton Ferry at 10am,  10:30am & 11am, or if you prefer to complete the fully signposted route independently, you may leave between 10am and 12pm.
Why not make it a family affair and cycle out with your children or grandchildren? Stop half way and have an ice cream in Broadway, enjoy the views and take it as easy as you like. Come back to a round of applause and a medal!
Under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and all under 18’s must have signed parental consent.
Registration and entry on the day opens at 9 am. Prices are £8 in advance/£10 on the day for adults, £5 for under 16’s.

Enter the Leisure Ride!


Link to Strava Route

What's Included

  • Free parking
  • Event village
  • Fully signposted route
  • GPX track
  • Qualified ride leaders
  • Bespoke medal
  • First aid

Entry Fees

Tickets Online On the day
Adults £8 £10
Under 16 £5 £5
Family £20 £25

Online entries close 15th July 2020

Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children.

Children’s Ride

The very smallest cyclists (stabilisers welcome, but no balance bikes please) can join in the fun at Hampton Ferry with an off road ride of approximately 1 mile along the River Avon returning through the finish race arch to receive a medal.
This event will have a ride leader, but each child must also be accompanied by an adult (max 4 children per adult).
Registration and entry on the day opens at 12.00pm with rides leaving Hampton Ferry at 12.30 pm, 1 pm and 1.30 pm. Prices are £2 for each rider.

Event Village

Our start/finish HQ will be at Hampton Ferry


Charity Partner

More details coming soon.


More details coming soon.

Running Order

Subject to change on the day 

  • 7:00 Sportive registration opens
  • 8:00 Depart of Romp and Escapade Riders
  • 8:30 Depart of Frolic Riders
  • 9:00 All sportive riders must have departed
  • 9:00 Leisure and Children’s ride registration opens
  • 10:00 First guided Leisure ride departs
  • 10:30 Second guided Leisure ride departs
  • 11:00 Third guided Leisure ride departs
  • 12:30 First Children’s ride
  • 13:00 Second Children’s ride
  • 13:30 Third Children’s ride
  • 18:00 Finish timing closes – all sportive riders must have returned

About Cycle Evesham Vale

Evesham CycleFest began in 2014 as a fundraiser for the Bell Tower appeal and featuring a sponsored Big Ride to London, CycleFest now raises funds for Cycle Evesham Vale and its chosen charity partner of the year.
Cycle Evesham Vale was formed in 2015, to promote and advocate for cycling in the Vale of Evesham. Running monthly social cycle rides, Easy Rider groups, working with local, district, county and national government bodies to make cycling a priority, and encouraging cyclotourism in the Vale, CEV is a totally voluntary group with no charges for participation.The aim of CEV is to ‘Get more bums on bikes’ – and CycleFest is just one of the ways we hope to do that. If you’d like to know more, visit our website, facebook or drop us an email – we’re always happy to chat!