SPRINGTIME CLASSIC CYCLOSPORTIVE
22ND MARCH 2015
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An excellent early season event to test your fitness levels the Burgess Hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive has 3 great routes to choose from.
The Springtime Classic Cyclosportive event has it all. It really is the must do cycling event to test your early season fitness on the bike.
To find out more about the indiviudal routes click on the the Classic, Challanege & Tour route pages on the right hand side of this webpage.
Lucky bird price open to
the first 100 entrants only.
13/08/14 - 01/11/14 LUCKY BIRD PRICE £19
02/11/14 - 01/12/14 EARLY BIRD = £25
02/12/14 - 11/03/15 STANDARD = £30
12/03/15 - 19/03/15 LATE ENTRY PRICE £35
13/08/14 - 19/03/15 CORPORATE PRICE £100
ON THE DAY PRICE £40
ENTER NOW TO GET THE LUCKY BIRD PRICE £19
All riders taking part get a free Continental 700c Race Inner tube worth £5.99
ALL THE CLASSIC HILLS OF THE AREA
This event has it all. It is the must do event to test your early season fitness. The route sets out on some lovely roads around Sussex traveling over the stunning wooded areas of Ashdown Forest. If you are doing the Classic route at 72 miles the route travels in toparts of Kent and Surrey.
There are five notabile hilly sections on the routes with the main hills and descents being :-
Pillow Mounds Hill.
First you have to cross a ford before stating this first real test on the Springtime Classic.
Know locally as the "WALL", it's a sit in the saddle type of hill saving yourself for the last few meters before giving it your full power.
Photo: Kidds Hill better known locally as "The Wall"
Now renamed the Col du Groombridege only the Clasic Route riders tackle this hill. It's recommened that you take it easy on this one as there is a long way to go yet.
Photo: Groombridge Hill now renamed "Col du Groombridge"
Cob Lane Hill
The infamous Cob Lane Hill at 20% gradient this hill is the "Cleat Braker", as many are forced to walk. Save some energy for this hill and you won't walk the walk of shame.
Photo: Cob Lane Hill, Short steep and painful.
Ardingly Reservior Hills
The final set of really testing hills are the Ardingly reservior hills.
What goes up
must come down!
Some testing climbs on the Springtime Classic will test the early fitness of most riders but we think the descents make up for the suffering against gravity.
The two main long descents are :-
Colemans Hatch Road Descent
This descent is probably the most secnic on route traveling through Ashdown Forest it has some great views of the surrounding countryside.
Photo: The views as you descend Colemans Hatch road.
Blackdown Hill Road Descent
This road goes down for 3 miles before an incline and then anohter drop of about a mile or more. It's a lovely descent and surrounded by some lovely parts of Ashdown Forest. It takes fast riders over 12 min to descend. It's a real treat. Use it to take a few swigs from your water bottle.
For more information about these major hills and descents on the Springtime classic Cyclosportive go to the Riders Page. Click here
Once you have signed up for the ride you can use the "Entry Pack" page which gives you all the important information you need to take part in the event.
The Entry Pack page on this website gives information about the event and details of the HQ etc.
CLICK HERE for the Entry Pack Page.
The Entry Pack page will be updated one week before the event to make sure all riders have up to date info. Click here to go to the the Entry Pack Page
Should you still need further information please don't hesitate to contact us.
Springtime Classic Video
22ND March 2015 Details
Fast Signing on in the morning.
Choice of 3 routes, riders can change route they do on the day if they like.
All routes comprehensively marked with arrows
Map and emergency number available to riders when signing on.
Four Feed Stations for the Classic Route 71 miles
All feed stations have toilets
All feed stations have free energy food for riders
All feed stations have free savory foods for riders
Mechanics available on route
All riders are electronically timed and Gold, Silver, or Bronze standards are awarded.
All riders are awarded certificates for their rides which are downlodable from SI Entries
Continental inner tube worth £5.99
Free snack meal to enjoy along with cycling films after the ride.
Massage available at a specially reduced price at the event.
Broom wagon available
SRS Events sign up desk, Reduced entry to other events SRS Events organise
This cyclosportive event always proves to be a good test of early season fitness and determination for most cyclists.
All events are timed using the SPORTident timing system. Click on the links on the right of this page to find out more information on the individual routes.
Video of the 2009 version of this event below.
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The Springtime Classic Cyclosportive created and organised by SRS Events manages to achieve high levels of rider participants not because we have masses of funds for advertising or the financial backing like some events have from big conglomerate companies or international charities.
We manage to get high levels of participants because we do our utmost to make sure everybody gets a great ride. The events are created by a team of people that love cycling and genuinely want everybody to enjoy the events SRS Events creates.
A lot of sweat and some tears goes into making sure things go smoothly for all participants on the day of the event. Which is why it is so appreciated when participants write back to us or blog about our events in a positive way. It means a lot to us to get so much praise and we must be doing something right to have so many riders who keep coming back to ride our events. Below are just some of the comments from the Cyclosport.org site.
That is not to say we are resting on our laurals, we continue to create exciting cycling events and trips abroad. In 2013 we have a few new events for riders to enjoy keep an eye on our website.
SRS Events are masters at putting on sportives. Everything about the organisation of the event was friendly, smooth and professional, as always.
Excellent, well organised extremely enjoyable event. Thanks
Great event, I found myself on my own for an hour so was grateful at how good the signage was!! Looking forward to the Eastbourne Ride!
Awesome event remember it being tuff 3 years ago mental note to self must train harder next time
Great event, helped by the good weather for time of year. Some hard climbs but with great descents. Great route.
can;t really fault it. signing on quick and stress free. great (if hard ) course.certificate with name and time on ten seconds after handing timing chip in was particularly impressive.
As always very well organised and supported, have taken part in 4 events now from this venue and really enjoy the whole experience, look forward to the Rumble in august.
Well run, interesting course ( pity about the potholes ), incredibly efficient timing and a few competitive groups to try and hang onto. Big thank you to all..
Liam N wrote:
LMy first event really only done to accompany my 13 year old son. He completed the challenge to help with his fund raising for a trip to Uganda in October. We really enjoyed the day! a great route and looking forward to doing another.
A fun (but challenging!) and exceptionaly well organised sportive with enthusiastic marshals and support. A huge range of foods at the foodstops. And loos at the food stops too. Well marked and well planned route with lots of lovely country lanes. As soon as you complete the course you get your time and a certificate along with a free hot drink and post ride pasta. Totally recommend this sportive.
Kevin Corrigan wrote:
Extremely enjoyable day. As an event organiser (running) I appreciate the challenges that are presented in respect of running any event. I thought that the organising team did an exceptional job, particularly in respect of the pre event communications and the signage on the day. The route sheets, whilst useful, were not necessary. Minor gripe only would be about the toilets (or lack of at the HQ). However, I appreciate that everything has to achieve a cost balance. Well done to all concerned, I will be entering future events
Excellent, well-organised, professional cyclosportive with a high "feel-good" factor. Testing course with a lot of climbing but very attractive, especially in the fine weather conditions we enjoyed on the day. Would do this again and other sportives organised by SRS events.
Bam nolan wrote:
well run event, good signs and plenty of them... Nice bacon rolls before the start that were only a quid :) good atmosphere at the finish with free hot drinks and rolls and large screen cycling films. Will definitely do more SRS events ( done one previously).
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