Do one or do both on the same weekend? That’s your challenge.
By comparing your ‘Early’ performance to your ‘Late’ performance must be the litmus test of your end-of-season fitness.
Cycling Weekly gave the Spring Onion 7/10 for toughness, which is no surprise on a course in the Surrey Hills which will have you climbing 4,500 feet in just over 65 miles on the Sunday.
Combine that with the Compact 50 on Saturday and your weekend riding will put 9,500 feet of ascent into your climbing legs and 120 miles towards your STRAVA kudos.
Of course, you do not have to do both. You choose.
Includes the infamous 21% Barhatch climb as well as Leith Hill and the long climb up Tanhurst Lane , and then the final push, finishing off with White Down at 18%.
Head down through the Surrey Hills onto the edges of the rolling South Downs in deepest West Sussex, and then enjoy the return ride to Cobham, so rudely interrupted by the, ahem, slight incline offered by Coombe Down.
Both Sportives start and finish from the European Cycle Events HQ at the Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 2LU
Sign on: 7.45 am onwards
Start: 8.30 onwards
Please note the feed station closes at 11:00
Compact 50 event closes at 14:00
Spring Onion event closes at 14:30
£22.50 per Sportive.
Enter more than one event and get £5 off subsequent UK sportives.
Complete all 4 events within the cut off times and you will WIN 15% off our 2019 Gran Fondo Prosecco. Now that’s a challenge!
02:15:00- 03:00:00 – GOLD
03:00.01-03:30:00 – SILVER
03:30:01 > BRONZE
02:30:00 – 03:15:00 – GOLD
03:15:01 – 04:00:00 – SILVER
04:00:01 > BRONZE
Each Sportive is designed for riders to be self-sufficient on a pre-planned route which is clearly marked by arrows on the tarmac.
Our Sportives are NOT races. We do provide electronic timing chips for our Sportives, but these are purely for an individual rider to measure their own performance.
In the event that we have to cancel a Sportive, we will give as much notice as possible and give those who have entered the following options: full refund; roll-over to the new event date; roll-over to the evet in the following year; move your entry value £s onto another European Cycle Events event.
2 Ripon House Manor Fields Putney London SW15 3NE
+44 7595 023536