Sunday Sportive St. George’s Sportive 2014

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EVENT DATE

Sunday 27th April 2014

LOCATION

Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire

EVENT SUMMARY

First run in 2007 the event promises a cracking early season ride, offering a choice of 3 route distances starting from Princes Risborough and taking you into the Chiltern Hills.

ROUTE INFORMATION

A choice of 3 route options are available –

  • Full – 83 miles (135km) with a height gain of 1800m
  • Midi – 68 miles (110km) with a height gain of 1530m
  • Short – 45 miles (74km) with a height gain of 1180m

Make no mistake, this is challenging course. Check out the route stats and the figures may not look too daunting to the seasoned eye, but don’t be fooled. Take another look at that buzzsaw profile. Those climbs just keep on coming! There’s no single route defining monster climb here (although a couple of detours off the ridge will stretch you on the way back up), however, the Chilterns don’t lie down flat for long, so you’ll be climbing and dropping like you’re on a mini mountain stage! 

It’s a stunning area of the countryside though, so the surroundings will help take your mind off the gradients. The Chilterns in Spring a great place to be out on a bike!

The shorter routes will follow much of the same course, so the hilly nature applies to these too, however they will cut out the second descent and climb back up to the main ridge, which will save you some energy. The 80k option works out as a great day ride and a superb introduction to cyclosportive riding”

STANDARDS

  • GOLD – 27.35kph+
  • SILVER – 24.5kph+
  • BRONZE – 22.1kph+

EVENT FACILITIES

  • Choice of waymarked routes
  • Electronic timing
  • Feed Stations
  • Free SIS energy drink
  • Mechanic support
  • Broom wagon
  • On site catering

START LOCATION

Princes Risborough School
Merton Rd
Princes Risborough
HP27 0DT

Map

ENTRY DETAILS

Website entry – Yes (entry webpage)

Entry on the day – Yes, if not sold out

ENTRY PRICES

  • Full Route – £21.00 per rider
  • Mid Route – £20.00 per rider
  • Short Route – £19.00 per rider

ORGANISER’S WEBSITE

Sunday Sportives