The Rocket
Sportive

Saturday 11th February 2017

West Sussex

The Rocket

The Rocket Sportive starts from the well-equipped Amberley Working Museum, nestled in the heart of the stunning South Downs National Park.

This ride will help you kick of your 2017 cycling season with the perfect early season test, designed to be an ideal cold-weather event with flat roads and warm feed stations throughout that will provide you a hot cuppa to keep spirits high as you chip away at the mile count.

The route itself winds through the low Weald area of relatively flat terrain that runs between the North and South Downs. There are no significant climbs to note, just rolling stunning country side to enjoy as you clock up those early season miles.

Starting out on the outskirts of Amberley, The Rocket will send you on a sprawling anti-clockwise loop through rural West Sussex, passing through West Chiltington, Wisborough Green and Loxwood before reaching the course’s northern tip, sticking to quiet country lanes and avoiding the town of Billingshurst along the way.

Continuing through Plaistow and Kirdford, the route heads back towards the South Downs for a handful of rolling hills before putting in the last few miles to cross the finish line.

You shouldn’t be phased by the hills in this ride, which can be taken as an earlier season ride to ease you into the year – or make the most of the quiet back roads and set a record time if you’ve put in the training over winter.

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Event Details

Event Date
Saturday 11th February 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
ROAD
Venue
Amberley Working Museum
Station Road
Amberley
West Sussex
BN18 9LT
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
7.45am - 9:30am

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
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Tea & coffee at feed stops
  • Retail Opportunities

Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 63 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 8/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 33 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 6/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 16 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Photos

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our by visiting our Results Page

Certificate

Rider times and finisher certificates
for this event are now online.
View yours by visiting
our by visiting our Results Page

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Event Details

Event Date
Saturday 11th February 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
ROAD
Venue
Amberley Working Museum
Station Road
Amberley
West Sussex
BN18 9LT
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
7.45am - 9:30am

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
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher 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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