Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Tour of the Potteries cycle sportive
Sunday 25th June 2017 - 104KM | 44KM
Start/Finish: Hanley, Stoke on Trent
The Tour of the Potteries sportive sponsored by international automotive and bicycle lubrication manufacturer FUCHS Silkolene, is a multi distance event taking in the best of the Peak District from Stoke on Trent in aid of the local charity the Donna Louise Trust.
Based at the company’s headquarters in Hanley, there will be two routes of varying distances; 104kms & 44kms out towards and into the Peak District taking in lots of famous landmarks and climbs to cater for all abilities of cyclist from elite to new sportive riders wanting a challenge.
The long route heads out towards Leek and up through Thorncliffe and towards Flash where the feed will enable everyone to top up their energy levels.
The route then goes over the Roches and onto Gun hill before turning south and meeting up with the short ride back to Fuchs HQ at Hanley
The short ride turns at Cheddleton and returns via Longsdon and re-joins the long route at Lask Edge
Long route – 104km (64 miles)
Short route – 44km (27 miles)
There will also be a free family ride on a virtually traffic free route close to the town named the Knotty after the old railway system of the Potteries, with 2 routes to help novices
All routes offer something for all abilities and a challenge to raise money for the charity.
Join some of the UK’s top motorsport stars riding the event as well as their back up teams who will be bringing their race vehicles and support trucks to show to the public at the Hanley Factory.
Enter and bring the family for a friendly day out in the heart of the Potteries.
|Early bird entry gift for the first 200 riders|
|Registration at FUCHS’s UK headquarters in Hanley ST1 5HU|
|Start and Finish at FUCHS’s UK headquarters in Hanley ST1 5HU|
|Free car parking|
|On-line entries available|
|GPX files available for download|
|Sponsorship forms downloadable on line|
|Long ride £29 – 104km (64 miles)|
|Short ride £19 – 44km (27 miles)|
|The 2 ride distance Knotty ride is free but donations on the day to the Donna Louise Trust are most welcome|
|On the Day entries Long Route £35.00, Short Route £25.00|
|All routes fully signed|
|Timing on all routes|
|One Feed Stop on the Long Route plus an extra drinks stop and One Feed stop on the Short Route|
|Full mechanical support on the route|
|Full medical support on the route|
|FUCHS Silkolene Goody Bag for ALL entrants|
|Finisher’s medal on completion|
|Downloadable finishers certificate available after results are released online|
|Ride Captains for support on the short and family rides|
|Broom Wagon for assistance|
|Local food outlets open close by|