Congratulations to all the cyclists who completed their distances this year and many thanks to our volunteers who helped make the rides work so smoothly.
Here’s a preview of what to look forward to this Sunday 3rd August: Youtube
3rd August 2014
A cyclo sportive with 3 distances on offer.
Long course: 122k (76 miles) 3 climbs £26
Medium course: 106k (65 miles) 2 climbs £24
Short course: 69k (43miles) 1 climb £20
Starting and finishing at The Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD
3 August 2014 - 08:00 - 9:00 start
Registration, where you sign on, will open at 7am.
Collect your time chip and bike number from registration in the main reception of The Surrey Sports Park.
Lots of free parking at the Surrey Sports Park.
Surrey Sports Park - Guildford is the nearest train station. The Surrey Sports Park is a short bike ride out of town in the Cathedral and hospital direction. When you get near follow the signs.
What to wear
Whatever you feel comfortable in to cycle your preferred distance.
You must wear a HELMET. No Helmet, no ride!
The links to the routes are above. The beginning of the courses are fast and easy rolling. But you should save something in the tank for the end when the climbing starts... The short course will climb once, the medium course twice and the long course three times. The medium and long course will climb the lesser known Tanhurst lane, the steepest way up Leith Hill, which needs to be seen to be believed. All courses will go up Barhatch Lane.
Short course profile
Medium course profile
Long course profile
Electronic chip card timing.
First Aid will be patrolling the course in their response vehicle. The number of the event director will be at registration. Be sure to save it to your phone and make sure you take your phone with you! If in the unlikely event you are involved in an accident, dial 999 if you can. There will also be first aid kits at the feed stations.
Toilet facilities will be available at the start, at each feed station and at the finish. If you do need to go in between feed-stations, please find a discreet spot - i.e. behind a tree, in the bushes, out of sight and away from local resident's driveways, hedges etc.
Manned feed stations will be stocked with homemade cake, GU Energy gels, energy drinks and water.
At the end there will be homemade cake and other refreshments as well as Starbucks in the Surrey Sports Park.
Mobile phone - remember to put our mobile contact details in there just in case you need us!
Road bike shoes
Spare inner tubes
Spare chain links
GU energy gels (collected from registration)