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Some of the best cycling action in the south of England can be found on the North and South Downs – and this links the two as the routes combine both Sussex and Surrey to give you a day of frequent mild climbing action and sublime scenery on a carefully selected series of quiet and sheltered rural roads.
Starting just outside Coneyhurst, you’ll cross the River Arun and head south, encountering the first troublesome gradient of the day shortly before you pass through Fittleworth. This, like most of the hills on the whole route of the day, should provide a gentle test for the legs as small ascents such as these crop up little and often.
Entering the South Downs National Park, another small challenge lays in wait just before Upwaltham – followed by another soon after on a twin-peak mini-test. Continuing on a clockwise loop, the next small climb around 10 miles later should be the last of the taxing ascents of the day as you head upwards on the map, this time towards the North Downs.
These moderately hilly surroundings will not pose too much of a threat, making for more of what could be described as a lumpy section of terrain until the finish line. Short and sharp hills will present themselves occasionally but you’re likely to appreciate the rolling roads that stand between you and a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and PowerBar recovery product waiting for you at the finish line.
We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.
Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £5.00 per person vs. entering on the day. Online pre-entry will save you time on the day of the event allowing you to simply pick up your registration pack from the Pre entered registration points. Please note: If an event reaches its capacity we will have to close the event to riders wanting to enter on the day. It is therefore best to pre enter online to avoid disappointment!
On the day entries are available at all our events as long as the event has not sold out prior to the event day. On the day entries are subject to an additional £5.00 per person surcharge. Payment can be made with cash or cheque. You can fill out an entry form when you arrive at the event. One entry form must be completed per person. Wiggle Customers will not be able to receive any loyalty discounts on the day.
Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.
SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!
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Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.