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%.
Doors Open from 07:45
Event starts from 08:30
Feed Station closes at 11:45
Ride closes at 15:30
Numbers MUST be collected by 09:00 am
Feed Station is at The Cricketers Arms Pub Wisbrough Green
HQ Address Cobham Village Hall Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LU
Ride numbers will be issued at the sign on and will have the chip stuck to the rear of the number. The number must be placed on the handlebars to ensure detection when crossing the line, do not wrap it around the headtube or put it in your pocket as it may not be detected.
The Garmin file. https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3473352758
There is a rolling mechanic and a mechanic at the start.
Riders who can not complete the course or have a mechanical please see the numbers below – BUT PLEASE STAY ON THE COURSE .
Follow the arrows marked on the tarmac in PINK
Result sheet will be emailed out to you as soon as possible, hopefully the evening of the event.
Advice – Ensure your bike is road worthy – carry at least 3 tubes
Wear a helmet for your own protection no helmet no ride
This is NOT a race, please respect other road users and residents and go by the Highway Code
Parking @ the HQ, if you use the local roads park sensibly ambulances need to get through to the old folks home.
If the event has to be cancelled it will be rescheduled for another date
Once you have collected your number – stay clear of start line because you chip will be trigged as soon as the event has started.
Have a good ride and enjoy the day.
Hot food will be at the finish on your return.
HQ Emergency Number
£22.50 per Sportive.
Enter more than one event and get £5 off subsequent UK sportives.
Entry on the day £25.00 if we have places available
Complete all 3 events within the cut off times and you will get 15% off our 2020 Gran Fondo Prosecco. Now that’s a challenge!
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