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Aug
16
Fri
Prudential Ride London
Aug 16 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Prudential Ride London @ London | England | United Kingdom

Prudential RideLondon: the world’s greatest festival of cycling

A true legacy of the 2012 Games

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling. T

While the Mayor and his agencies are the custodians of Prudential RideLondon, the event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), a partnership between London Marathon Events Limited (owners and operators of the London Marathon since 1981) and SweetSpot Group Limited (operators of the Tour of Britain).

LSCP works with Transport for London (TfL) and London & Partners (the Mayor’s official promotional organisation) to coordinate the significant technical requirements for the event and work in partnership with London Boroughs, Surrey County Council The Royal Parks London Legacy Development Corporation and British Cycling , who are each integral to the delivery of the event.

Sep
5
Thu
Sussex Downs Classic @ Plumpton Racecourse
Sep 5 @ 7:40 am – 3:00 pm
Sussex Downs Classic @ Plumpton Racecourse | England | United Kingdom

Returning for its third year, The Sussex Downs Classic Sportive offers a pretty and scenic bike ride around the Sussex countryside. Enjoy the route as it takes you through the winding lanes and small country villages, with a few epic climbs and descents thrown in to test your legs. You won’t be disappointed!

In this late summer season sportive, we take you on a tour of the Sussex Downs, through a plethora of tree-covered lanes, undulating terrain and some wonderful scenery in the Ashdown Forest.

Starting out at Plumpton Racecourse we start by heading northeast on some easy-going country lanes before moving on to the more testing sections of the course, passing through the many well kept villages of the Sussex Downs. Shortly after crossing a series of old railway lines and the River Ouse, we reach our course split point for the day sending our short route riders west for a quicker day in the saddle and a more direct route to our final climb of the day up Ditchling Beacon.

Standard riders at this point will head up to our first notable challenge of the day, a long drawn out climb of around 2 miles, reaching 5% at its steepest. From here we remain in the High Weald AONB for the duration of the standard route and spend most of our day in the glorious Ashdown Forest.

After another series of shorter climbs, we reach the Chuck Hatch climb up the back of Kidds Hill. This climb lasts just short of 2 miles with a 9% gradient at its steepest section, averaging out at 4.5% over the duration. This climb is not to be underestimated. Once defeated, riders are treated to a fast descent down Kidds Hill but will soon be greeted by another unexpected climb immediately up Colemans Hatch Lane.

After this point, riders rejoin the short route and head south to tackle the focal climb of the day up the iconic Ditchling Beacon. Averaging out at 9% but reaching 16% in places, with several false flats and just under a mile of riding this is going to be a tough one. Once at the top you will have a rewarding descent back to the bottom, with only short rider remaining to the finish, for well earned medal!

Sep
29
Sun
Legs of Steel Sportive @ De Vere Horsley Estate
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Legs of Steel Sportive @ De Vere Horsley Estate | East Horsley | England | United Kingdom

Welcome to the 13th edition of the Surrey Legs of Steel!

  • DATE: Sunday, 29th September 2019
  • RACE HEADQUARTERS: De Vere Horsley Estate (East Horsley, KT24 6DT)
  • COURSE: 80km, and hilly!!!

The Surrey Legs of Steel sportive is back for its 13th year! Hosted by Ful-On Tri, it will be held on Sunday 29th September 2019 at the gorgeous Devere East Horsley Estate, where we had great success in 2018.

Both Long course (80km) and Short course (45km) options will again be available and will largely follow the same routes as last year (links to GPX files below).

Dec
20
Fri
Tuff Christmas Night Ride @ The World's End, Patching Arundel Road, Patching,
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuff Christmas Night Ride @ The World's End, Patching Arundel Road, Patching,

Following on from the success of the last two Tuff Christmas Night Rides, the third will be held on Friday 20 December
The start and finish point is the Worlds End in Patching so if you do not want to ride there is the opportunity to join those riding for a drink and a bag of nuts!
The route is the same as last year, a bit of flat with a few climbs – nothing too challenging!
Please make sure you wrap up warm, your bike is well maintained and you have good lights as most of the route is unlit!
In the event of bad weather…….it will just be a drink in the pub!!😜

Route: Patching-Angmering-Rustington-LA-Ford-Yapton-Walberton-Slindon-Madehurst-Whiteways-Arundel-Warningcamp-Patching

 

Feb
4
Tue
King of The Downs Sportive @ Evans Cycles - Crawley
Feb 4 @ 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
King of The Downs Sportive @ Evans Cycles - Crawley

The event has a choice of fully waymarked routes, well stocked feed stations sponsored by High 5 Sports Nutrition, mechanical and sweeper van support if things go wrong, electronic chip timing to record your ride along with a unique event specific finishers medal, goody bag and post ride food waiting for you at the end.

Now a well-established fixture on the sportive calendar our King of The Downs ride returns for another year to challenge riders with a true test of cycling endurance on a 115 mile route taking you through the Surrey hills, North Downs, Ashdown Forest and Kent.

The full 115 mile route consists of two separate loops and 10 featured climbs or for riders who don’t want to take on the full distance we’re also offering two half distance route options each featuring 5 featured climbs.

The west loop (which is ridden first on the 115 mile ride) is probably the easier of the two and contains the first five climbs including Leith Hill, Combe Lane and Box hill whilst the east loop contains the last five climbs including Kidds Hill (aka The Wall), Yorks Hill and Titsey Hill.

Feb
8
Sat
Worthing Winter Warmer Sportive 100K bp @ Dial Post village Hall
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Worthing Winter Warmer Sportive 100K bp @ Dial Post village Hall | Dial Post | England | United Kingdom

Run by our friends at Worthing Excelsior, this is an Audax event and must be entered in advance

The sportive is of 100k distance

 Your entry fee entitles you to:
Tea/coffee and biscuits – available at start from 9am
Food and drink provided en route
Hot soup and roll at finish
ROUTE OUTLINE
Route outline, Adversane, Alfold, Cranleigh, Winterfold Common, Ewhurst, Oakwoodhill, Rusper, Faygate, Newstead Ghyll, Warninglid, Wineham, Partridge Green, Ashurst, Dial Post.
Mar
29
Sun
Burgess Hill Springtime Classic @ Burgess Hill
Mar 29 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Burgess Hill Springtime Classic @ Burgess Hill

2020 sees the 13th edition of the Burgess Hill Springtime Classic, one of Sussex’s most popular early-season sportives and a great chance to test (or build) your fitness ahead of the summer.

Three routes are on offer, Classic (72 miles), Challenge (53 miles) and Tour (35 miles).

As usual, the routes will be comprehensively signposted and feed stations will be on hand to keep you fuelled for the ride: three on the long route, two on the medium distance and one on the short.

Technical and First Aid Support will be provided en-route and a broom wagon will ensure that all riders return!

Electronic timing by Sportident for this event will mean that riders will get their time immediately after finishing and entrants will be able to download a certificate after the event.

With over 800 cyclists taking part each year, don’t miss this popular season starter!

Apr
13
Mon
Surrey Hills Easter Loop @ National Trust Denbies Hillside Car Park, Dorking
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Total distance: 72km – 45 miles
Total climbing: 971m – 3185ft
Duration: 1 day
Start/finish location: National Trust Denbies Hillside Car Park, Ranmore Common Rd, Dorking RH5 6SR
Price: £25
Date: Monday 13th April 2020 (Easter Monday)

This is a fairly challenging route taking in some of the classic Surrey Hills climbs. We’ll start off with a descent into Dorking, then head up and over Leith Hill to warm up your climbing legs. For the next 40km, we’ll be covering the miles on some of Surrey’s best country roads before finishing up with a triple whammy of climbs up Barhatch, Combe Lane and Crocknorth before rolling back to Ranmore Common.

What’s included

  • Professional Ride Leader team
  • Support car with mobile mechanic
  • Roadside lunch (GoBikeGo style)
  • GPX file will be sent out prior to the ride
Apr
18
Sat
New Forest Spring Sportive @ Somerley House, Ringwood
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Forest Spring Sportive @ Somerley House, Ringwood | England | United Kingdom

Discover the beauty of spring in the New Forest. Starting from the grounds of the splendid Somerley House estate, The New Forest Spring Sportive offers three stunning Hampshire routes, catering for all abilities of cyclist. Whilst the short route is perfect for those new to cycling sportives, the epic and standard routes offer the more experienced rider a great early season challenge.

Now in its 11th year, the New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events and has become a welcome start-of-season test for many cyclists.

As you ride and take in the views of the rolling scenery, there will be a number of hills to challenge your legs – plus a test to come near the end – with short and sharp climbs popping up every now and again to keep you on your toes. Beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.

Quickly in and out of Lyndhurst at the halfway point, you’ll soon take on the events major climb of the day, just outside Nomansland. It’s steep, but fairly short, so you should be able to dispose of this quickly and continue on your way. From here, it’s downhill all the way – with one spiky hill exception around Stuckton and the final feed stop – as you roll back around the edges of the Forest, towards Ringwood, and claim your medal at the finish line.

The New Forest Spring runs on both a Saturday and Sunday, due to its popularity, and offers far more than just a ride. When you return from your scenic journey through Hampshire’s finest forest, you can choose from a selection of options in our food village, grab a post-ride pint from the beer tent and chill in the sunshine listening to great tunes from the band.

Apr
19
Sun
New Forest Spring Sportive @ Somerley House, Ringwood
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Forest Spring Sportive @ Somerley House, Ringwood | England | United Kingdom

Discover the beauty of spring in the New Forest. Starting from the grounds of the splendid Somerley House estate, The New Forest Spring Sportive offers three stunning Hampshire routes, catering for all abilities of cyclist. Whilst the short route is perfect for those new to cycling sportives, the epic and standard routes offer the more experienced rider a great early season challenge.

Now in its 11th year, the New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events and has become a welcome start-of-season test for many cyclists.

As you ride and take in the views of the rolling scenery, there will be a number of hills to challenge your legs – plus a test to come near the end – with short and sharp climbs popping up every now and again to keep you on your toes. Beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.

Quickly in and out of Lyndhurst at the halfway point, you’ll soon take on the events major climb of the day, just outside Nomansland. It’s steep, but fairly short, so you should be able to dispose of this quickly and continue on your way. From here, it’s downhill all the way – with one spiky hill exception around Stuckton and the final feed stop – as you roll back around the edges of the Forest, towards Ringwood, and claim your medal at the finish line.

The New Forest Spring runs on both a Saturday and Sunday, due to its popularity, and offers far more than just a ride. When you return from your scenic journey through Hampshire’s finest forest, you can choose from a selection of options in our food village, grab a post-ride pint from the beer tent and chill in the sunshine listening to great tunes from the band.