Fantastic season opener, well organised and very friendly. Technical rolling route with some steep hills thrown in, def a good challenge.
Dudley even organised the weather for us, bright blue skies 🙂
This event and I have “previous”. I followed a more experienced friend at his pace, stopped for the wonderful feed station and then paid the price. My legs thought, after 30 miles, the spring ride had come to end and refused to work for the rest of the ride. It was a tale of two halves to this sportive that takes in some great lanes and hills. I plan to come back and conquer it properly this year… and get back in time for the pasta, which ran out due to my slow pace.
Really good route, surprisingly quiet in terms of traffic. I felt that it challenged my cycling especially towards the end. Also, very good value.
The Spring Onion has become, for myself and many colleagues, an unmissable event for the early season. Unlike many of the more commercial and industrial sportives finding their way onto the calendar, this event retains the character of a local, club-sponsored event. It is characterised not only by its camaraderie and spirit of healthy competition, but by a thoughtful, scenic course. Owing to the sometimes very poor quality of roads in Surrey and West Sussex, mechanically sound equipment and extra tubes are essential.