and will instead be moved to April 2022, subject to confirmation.
The 2021 South West Property Sportive offers three different courses.
All three courses start and finish at the Clifton Rugby Club, Patchway, Bristol and share the first 21km. At the 1st split point, the 42km CLASSIC Sportive turns right to make its way back towards the Rugby Club, while the other two courses head towards the Severn Bridge.
All riders must complete the course by 4.00pm
You can find the route maps and GPX files for the three courses below. Please keep in mind that last-minute route changes cannot be considered on these GPS routes.
Approx: 600m of climbing
Feed station at approx: 25km
The main characteristic of our 42km long CLASSIC sportive is the fact that the terrain is mainly flat, with only a few small inclines thrown in for good measure. It weaves itself through quiet country lanes across the planes between the M5 in the east and the Severn Estuary in the west. After parting way with the two longer courses, the CLASSIC sportive turns away from the Severn Bridge and heads across the levels back towards the finish at the Clifton Rugby Club. The CLASSIC sportive is ideal for all those riders who are getting into or back into riding and don’t want to have too many climbs to deal with.
Approx: 900m of climbing
Feed station at approx: 25 and 55km
The DISTANCE Sportive makes its way from the 1st split point towards the Severn Bridge where the 1st feed stop will be waiting. Once refuelled, the riders will make their way across the bridge and past Chepstow before they start the steady climb up towards Devauden. Here the DISTANCE and CENTURY Sportive part ways, with the shorter of the two turning right and down towards the Wye Valley. The climb up to Devauden and the descend towards the Chepstow racecourse are lined with beautiful views across the valleys. After the course passes the Chepstow racecourse it picks up the incoming route to make its way back to the feed station on the other side of the Severn bridge for the 2nd refuelling stop. After leaving the feed station the course quickly re-joins the CLASSIC sportive route which takes the riders across the levels back to the finish at the Clifton Rugby Club.
Approx: 1,500m of climbing
Feed station at approx: 25, 55 and 85km
Similarly to the DISTANCE Sportive, the CENTURY Sportive makes its way from the 1st split point towards the Severn Bridge where the 1st feed stop will be waiting. After a well-deserved stop, the CENTURY riders make their way across the bridge, past Chepstow and head towards the Chepstow racecourse. Right in front of the racecourse, the route bears left to start the undulating climb towards the split point in Devauden. Here the DISTANCE Sportive turns right, while the CENTURY course heads straight on towards Monmouth. After enjoying the beautiful views across the valleys on their way up, before the road descends into Monmouth, the riders turn sharp right towards the 2nd feed station at the halfway point of the course. After some refreshments, the riders start descending towards the Wye Valley, where they join the A466 that takes them alongside the river all the way back to Chepstow. Just after passing the racecourse, the riders will pick up the incoming route and make their way back to the feed station on the other side of the Severn bridge for their 3rd refuelling stop. After leaving the feed station, the course quickly re-joins the CLASSIC sportive route, which takes the riders across the levels back to the finish at the Clifton Rugby Club.