The Squires and Spires Cyclosportive takes place through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and passes through many beautiful villages which are steeped in history.
The theme of the Squires and Spires will take riders on a tour past many country houses, including Althorpe House (home of the Spencer family and resting place of Princess Diana) and Cottesbrooke Hall (the inspiration for Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’). The route is littered with ancient churches dating back to the 13th century and passes through numerous villages made famous by the English Civil war.
Northamptonshire is not renowned for its mountains or extreme terrain, but that does not mean it isn’t challenging, especially the final third of the course.
With multiple routes available, you won’t need to worry which one to do – just get entered and then decide on event day when you sign on.
All finishers will receive both a bespoke finishers medal and event specific buff and well stocked feedstations on the course along with a well signed route and emergency route directions with map given at registration.
We are delighted to be working alongside Go Beyond Sport and will be delivering the Shires and Spires Northants Ultra on the Saturday from the same venue – more information here.