Ordnance Survey
Equalizer Sportive

Sunday 7th February 2016

Colchester

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Ordnance Survey Equalizer

Get your legs pumping in this early-season test – the Ordnance Survey Equalizer will show you Essex’s best cycling roads to kick the New Year off on a high. Your resolution for 2016 was to ride more anyway, right? You may as well start now on this rolling course that will kick-start your core fitness into action.

The largely flat rural roads provide a rolling route to ease you back into weekend mornings in the saddle – but don’t be deceived by this area’s low-lying lands as this sportive packs in more than 2,500ft of climbing action from start to finish of the Epic course.

You’ll start out at the Colchester Community Stadium and head in an anti-clockwise loop through rural Essex. Punchy climbs are always around the corner – at the start of this route, they’ll present themselves every five miles or so. They’re quick to beat but they get the blood pumping – a welcome addition to the route planner in cold weather.

The rocky route profile continues as you pass through Higham, Polstead, Wissington – and then after the course split in Bures. The gradient only really levels out consistently after reaching Henny Street and Middleton – by this point, more than half way around.

And the unpredictable terrain returns when you’ll pass back through Bures to get to the final straight, as you head up and down on the minor hills towards the finish line, where you will be handed a finisher’s medal and well needed PowerBar recovery product.

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Event Details:

Date
Sunday 7th February 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Colchester Football Club
Weston Homes Community Stadium
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5UP
Registration Opens
8:15am
Start Time
8.45am - 9:45am

Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finish medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Tea & coffee at feed stops
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

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Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 60 Miles, , Rating: 4/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 39 Miles, , Rating: 2/10

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ROUTE OPTIONS:

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 7th February 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Colchester Football Club
Weston Homes Community Stadium
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5UP
Registration Opens
8:15am
Start Time
8.45am - 9:45am

Event Includes:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finish medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Tea & coffee at feed stops
  • Retail Opportunities
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