SPRINGTIME CLASSIC CYCLOSPORTIVE
29th MARCH 2015
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 individual routes click on the the Classic, Challenge & Tour route pages on the right hand side of this webpage.
06/11/14 - 11/03/15 GROUP DISCOUNT £24 each
06/11/14 - 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
GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE @£24 each
All riders taking part get a free Continental 700c Race Inner tube worth £5.99
ALL THE CLASSIC HILLS OF THE AREA
The route sets out on some lovely roads around Sussex travelling over the stunning wooded areas of Ashdown Forest. If you are doing the Classic route at 72 miles the route travels in to parts of Kent and Surrey.
There are notable hilly sections on the routes, with the main hills and descents being :-
Pillow Mounds Hill.
First you have to cross a ford before starting this first real test on the Springtime Classic.
Know locally as the "WALL", it's a sit in the saddle type of hill where you are best saving yourself for the last few metres before giving it your full power.
Photo: Kidds Hill better known locally as "The Wall"
Now renamed the Col du Groombridege only the Classic Route riders tackle this hill. It's recommended that you take it easy on this one, as there is a long way to go.
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 Reservoir Hills
The final set of really testing hills are the Ardingly reservoir hills. After this it's relatively flat back to Burgess Hill.
What goes up
must come down!
The 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 scenic on route travelling 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 another drop of about a mile or more. It's a lovely descent and surrounded by some really picturesque parts of Ashdown Forest. It takes fast riders over 12 minutes 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
29th 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 savoury foods for riders
Mechanics available enroute
All riders are electronically timed and Gold, Silver, or Bronze standards are awarded.
All riders are awarded certificates for their rides which are downloadable from SI Entries
Continental inner tube worth £5.99
Free snack meal to enjoy along with cycling films after the ride.
Massage available at the event.
Broom wagon available
SRS Events sign up desk,
Loyalty Scheme avaiilable with this event giving reduced entry to other events in the SRS Events series.
This cyclosportive event now in it's 8th year 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 upper 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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If you are thinking of entering as a group of 4 or more there's a saving of £6 per person in a group when you enter on-line with SI Entries. See the entry page for details Click here
British Cycling members discount
If you are a British Cycling member there are excellent discounts for members.
The first 100 entrants via British cycling only have to pay £19 which when you add the fact that all riders receive a Continental inner tube worth £5.99 make the entry extraordinary value.
British cycling members who miss the first 100 entrant early bird discount, still get a 20% discount on the Standard price and only pay £24.
Corporate entry available
Treat members or friends of your organisation to a day they will remember, with a corporate entry to this cycling event.
We've put together a great corporate package for your colleagues or clients to enjoy. For more details go to the entry page Click here
Charity block entry
Charity organisation block entry is guaranteed when purchased before the 3rd December.
We will promote your charity's involvement in the event to help you raise funds. For more details contact SRS Events directly Click here
Reduced entry to future events
When you enter the Springtime Classic Cyclosportive via SI Entries you will get a loyalty discount on future events in the 2015 SRS Events Cyclosportives series.
The Springtime Classic Cyclosportive created and organised by SRS Events, manages to achieve high levels of rider participantion.
We manage to get high levels of participants because we do our utmost to make sure everybody gets a great ride.
Below are just some of the comments from the Cyclosport.org site.
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).
More rating here