Great South West Sportive – Sponsored by Nash & Co

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Nash & Co Solicitors are delighted to be headline sponsors for the Great South West Sportive – a cross-county cycle sportive, passing some of the region’s finest landmarks with stunning coastal roads, challenging Dartmoor ascents and the most beautiful views of the South West.

The Great South West Sportive is organised by EventWest – the same organisation that is responsible for the Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon and the Britain’s Ocean City 10k, so are well experienced in creating highly successful and very popular mass sporting events in the region.

The Sportive has two routes – Standard (73 miles) and Extreme (103 miles), and you can register on the Sportive now – just click here to sign up!

“We are delighted to be sponsoring the Great South West Sportive,” said Nash & Co’s Managing Partner, Jon Loney. “This is going to be a fantastic event in a truly stunning part of the country. Here at Nash & Co we strongly believe in supporting our local community and promoting the importance of healthy and active lifestyles – this event allows us to do just that. We look forward to the Sportive becoming another hugely successful and high-profile event for the City, and are excited to start building a long-term relationship with cyclists across the region.”

The event has some fantastic partners with others soon to be announced. Already involved are Primal, Certini, Burts Chips, Dartmoor Brewery, Keane & Parker, Plymouth Argyle, Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry, Redrok and no less than British Cycling

Event West director, David Williams said: “We are delighted to welcome Nash & Co Solicitors as the main sponsor of our very first Great South West Cycle Sportive. We are excited about this new partnership and the value it will bring not only for both companies but the positive impact the support and sponsorship will deliver for our cyclists.”

The Sportive takes place on Sunday 14th October, and starts and finishes at Home Park – the home of Plymouth Argyle football team. From here, cyclists will cross the iconic Tamar Suspension Bridge into Cornwall, speed through the peaceful and rolling countryside of the Rame Peninsula and take in the beach and ocean views at Whitsand Bay as you head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Gunnislake.  Cross back into Devon taking in an ‘alpine like’ climb through the woods, and drift back down into the ancient town of Tavistock before leading up one of the top 100 climbs in the UK to the highest village on Dartmoor and home to the notorious Victorian prison in Princetown, for deserved refreshments (don’t worry it’s not in the prison).

For those wishing to get a further taste of Dartmoor, the Extreme route takes you through the idyllic Postbridge, skims the top of Haytor (twice the finish of a ‘Tour of Britain’ stage) and pass through the quaint village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.