29th March 2015
The Spring Challenge ride follows the route of the Springtime Classic Cyclosportive but takes a detour to avoid at least one of the hardest hills of the Classic route. This detour reduces the distance of the Springtime Challenge ride to 53 miles (85.8km). This is a sporting course with 1193 meters of climbing that will challenge your fitness and determination.
It's a good event to do to get into condition for future summer cyclosportives. This route is achievable for most club standard cyclists, but needs work as it passes through some tough terrain and some tough climbs such as Pillow Mounds Hill and Kidds Hill which is know locally amongst the cycling fraternity as “The Wall”, there is also the infamous short but steep Cob Lane Hill.
For more information about the hills on route go to the Riders Page, here you will find details on how hard the hills are on the Springtime Classic Cyclosportive Challenge Route. CLICK HERE
With the scenic rolling roads of Ashdown Forest we feel sure you’ll enjoy this ride.
The key event points are:
- Sign on time 7.45 until 8.45am
- Start time, be at the start area for 9.00am
- Start and finish at The London Meeds School.
- 2 feed stations at:- Forest Row Town Hall and Ardingly
- Technical support
- Event timing by SPORTident
- 10 mph average cut off speed broom wagon supplied
- Emergency medical assistance
- Goody bag
STANDARDS FOR THE CHALLENGE RIDE, 53 MILES
|Men Under 18||3h 25 min||3h 55 min||6hours|
|Women Under18||3h 35 min||4h 05 min||6hours|
|Men 18 - 39||3h 20 min||3h 50 min||6hours|
|Women 18-39||3h 25 min||3h 55 min||6hours|
|Men 40 - 49||3h 25 min||3h 55 min||6hours|
|Women 40 - 49||3h 35 min||4h 05 min||6hours|
|Men 50 - 59||3h 35 min||4h 05 min||6hours|
|Women 50- 59||3h 40 min||4h 10 min||6hours|
|Men 60 & over||3h 50 min||4h 20 min||6hours|
|Women 60 & over||3h 55 min||4h 25 min||6hours|