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Starting in the historical city of Bath, the route heads north into the stunning Cotswolds AONB, which as many bikers know, is such a great area to ride. The route has been created with the purpose of linking the many fun descents this area offers.. There are incredibly over TWENTY FIVE significant down hill sections on this route which of course means a lot of uphill too! The 200 MILE route covers the full length of The Cotswolds area there and back. This isn’t a regular ‘there n back’ route though – the return leg is on an entirely different route! Riding through Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcesterhire, Warwickshire and back again, the many highlights will include some of the best biking trails found in England. Not only is the riding superb, the views from The Cotswolds escarpment are fantastic too – especially looking west across The Severn Valley towards The Black Mountains and The Malvern Hills. You will encounter a

CotsDURO is a 100km self-supported no frills road-gravel ride held on the last Saturday of June each year. It is a gentle gateway into the national XDURO trials. The route showcases the wonderful variety of singletrack and doubletrack, highways and byways of the Cotswolds across its rolling countryside and the saw-tooth profile of the Cotswold Edge. #CotsDURO18 will run on Saturday 29 June 2019: • Start: 9am at Stroud Brewery • End: late afternoon for drinks/food back at Stroud Brewery There is no parking at the brewery itself so please park elsewhere or better still take the train/ride. What bike shall I ride? It suits non-UCI compliant >33mm tyres on a gravel/cx bike. Rough bits will be too rough for road bikes. MTBs would be fine but probably a tad overkill. The ride will be run in XDURO format - 5 timed segments comprised of gravel and road. Lots of time for socialising in the non-timed bits.  Rider with the lowest aggregate time over the segments

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