Routes and logistics
RAFA Rides 2023 will take place at an incredible new location – Kendrew Barracks, the grounds of former RAF Cottesmore in the heart of Leicestershire.
Covering distances from 25 to 100 miles and elevation ranges of 1,000 to 6,000ft, there’s an option to suit keen cyclists and novice riders alike.
Sign-up as an individual rider or as part of a team and join us on Saturday 17 June at what was once the home of the iconic Harrier GR9 and Joint Force Harrier.
Take a look at the routes for each distance in more detail and download routes to your devices.
Start/Finish: Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore Rd, Cottesmore, Oakham LE15 7AE
To find the ride venue, please use Google Maps (lat/long 52.7370566, -0.6400596) or What3words ///specifies.speaker.shovels which will take you to where Thistleton Lane and Hooby Lane join. The entrance will be clearly marked with RAF Association flags.
These are allocated based on anticipated MPH of individual participants. Most riders will finish by approximately 15:00-16:00 with the last by 18:00. Please refer to specific distances for approximate start times.