Richardson's Rumble, come and try cycling Sportive


Sunday 2nd OCTOBER 2016. In support of St Richard's Hospice

Entries have closed online, but entries on the day which have a £5.00 premium that goes the Charity.



Thank you for entering the 8th Tour of Worcester, starting and finishing at Worcester Racecourse.
Please follow the brown metal information signs to the Racecourse in the centre of town and then follow the Cycle event HQ and Car Park signs to take you to the Centre Pavilion for registration.

There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the registration.

Registration will not open before 07.30 and closes at 08.30. Please sign on and collect your ride number, for each route and display your number on the front of your cycle so we can recognise you enroute. For additional Team entries and on the day entry please go to the separate signing on desk.  Free tea and coffee will be available at signing on.

Both rides will start from 08.00 and last rider can leave at 08.45. Riders will be allowed to leave in small groups of 10-15 maximum, so Teams wishing to ride together please organise yourselves to arrive at the starting arch in your group. Please note that start times are subject to change should the weather be foggy, and if so please fit lights to your bikes.

Please follow the GREEN arrows which will be situated at each turn and approximately every 1 or 2 miles, please adhere to the warning signs placed at various points around the route for your safety and to warn oncoming traffic.  There will not be any route cards or maps for this year’s route. GPX files are available on line.

Please register your number at the start with our staff so we know you are on the route.

There will be a FEED stop at the Hundred House car park at Great Witney, and this will visited twice on the long route and once on the shorter ride. There will energy drinks and gels, cake, bananas and a range of savouries.

The feed is at 37miles and 68 miles (long route only) Feed opens at 10 30am.

PLEASE NOTE THE LONG ROUTE WILL CLOSE AT 12.00 AT THIS POINT and riders will not be allowed onto the long route and diverted on to the shorter ride.
The feed stop is also the ROUTE SPLIT so please ensure you set off in the correct direction and right route.

At 67miles there is the famous “Killer Option” of Wynniattes Way a 25% climb well known in the area and a great test for the climbers? It is an option and is only a mile longer to complete it.

We will announce the condition of the climb at registration and if it is ride able. If you do not wish to attempt the climb follow the signs to take you to the feed.

The second feed will close at 2.45PM and riders returning after this time will be directed onto the A443 via Little Witney and onto HOLT to rejoin the route this reduces the distance by 11 miles and avoids only 2 listed climbs.

After your last visit to the feed you will reach a very dangerous descent with a FORD at the bottom on the descent. This will be heavily signed and currently is just ride able and there is a footbridge as our preferred option. PLEASE ADHERE TO THESE WARNING SIGNS Please check the notice board at the start for up to date information on the route condition.

The final miles follow a local cycle route 46 and through a park and onto the Racecourse to avoid the main roads, please take care to check you are on route when arriving back into Worcester. These paths are shared with walkers and other cyclists and bring you past the main racecourse grandstand. You will have to re-cross the racecourse back to the finish.

PLEASE note the finish will close at 5pm.

Please make a note of the emergency telephone number HQ 07955329848 and shown at signing on.

Any riders abandoning the ride for any reason must inform the emergency numbers so we can inform our staff not to start looking for you.

We expect all riders to carry out minor repairs such as punctures themselves.  There is a broom wagon for more terminal breakdowns, please contact the emergency numbers for this or get to the feed point, please note this may take some time for repatriation to the finish.

In the event of an accident if minor (the rider can continue or make their own way back to the start) contact us, if it is deemed more serious please contact the emergency services and inform us of the riders details or ride number.

Please have a safe and enjoyable ride and adhere to the HIGHWAY CODE at all times, we reserve the right to remove riders from the event breaking the rules.

Please be courteous to all road users and fellow cyclists alike.



Final information Final information available 30th Sept 2016
Registration Registration from 07.30 at the Centre Pavilion at Worcester racecourse
Start and Finish Starting and finishing at Worcester racecourse
Free CAR PARKING Free car parking at Worcester racecourse
On-line entries On-line entries available until midnight 28th Sept 2016
Route map Route map available
GPX files GPX files available for download
Long route Long ride £25  – 149km (92 miles) - START TIME: 08.30 to 09.15 
Medium route Short ride £25 – 100km (62 miles) - START TIME: 08.30 to 09.15
Team entry Team entries £20 per person (minimum of 4 riders)
Entries on the day Entries on the day will be available with a £5 premium
fully signed All routes fully signed
fully signed Route warning signs and listed climbs
Electronic timing Timing card system on all routes
prizes We are planning to offer prizes for the most finishers from a team
Feed stops 2 feeds on the long ride and 1 on the short, both at 100 House Hotel
mechanical support Full mechanical support on the route
medical support Full medical support on the route
Broom Wagon for assistance Broom Wagon for assistance


Welcome again to this very popular well established, autumn sportive basically following the route the Tour of Britain used while in the area, some years ago, this has become the basis of this testing late season sportive.

We are pleased to be raising funds for the St Richards Hospice this year and if you wish to raise more through sponsorship please contact for a dedicated form.

Starting and finishing at Worcester racecourse this ride takes in all the great climbs around Worcestershire with a short dip into Shropshire on the 92 miler with the climb of Wynniatts Way “the killer option” as a do or don’t detour. The shorter 62 miler follows the Long route up to the feed point at Gt Witley. Both routes merge again and continue back to Worcester Racecourse.

The HQ is the Centre Pavilion and can be accessed by Severn Terrace just follow the event HQ signage. Please do not try and enter via Grandstand Road.

Free car parking and toilets are adjacent to the start and finish in the racecourse centre pavilion.

This year we are planning to offer prizes for the most finishers from a team on a mileage tally to go to your club, team or charity

For further information email:

Registration opens at 07.30, to collect your timing card and number, and the first riders will start at 08.30 last riders away at 09.15.

There are 2 feeds on the long ride and 1 on the short both at 100 House Hotel, car park at Great Witley supplying Clifbar nutrition and fruit and savouries to help keep up energy reserves.

A fully signed route, mechanical support and a broom wagon will help everyone complete this great day out.

Entries closed online, but entries on the day which have a £5.00 premium that goes the Charity

62 mile
Short Ride
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92 mile
Long Ride
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Entries closed online, but entries on the day which have a £5.00 premium that goes the Charity



Donna Louise Charity

At St Richard’s we aim to give patients the support, care and treatment they need to be as comfortable and as free from distress as possible. We enable people to care for themselves and remain independent for as long as they can including people like Jacky.

More info about St Richards Hospice can be found at:

Once again, from all of us here at St Richard’s, thank you for helping us make a difference in our community

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Short Route

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