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Etape du Sussex
When you enter any of the events in the SRS Events Cyclosportive series you will automatically entered into a draw for a
ORRO OXYGEN BIKE
Hundreds of cyclist in the centre of
get ready for the start of the
Etape du Sussex 2013
The Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive 2015
Event date 14th June 2015
The Etape du Sussex embraces the wonderful countryside of East and West Sussex. The event starts and finishes in the centre of Burgess Hill. A popular event with many riders.
rides the Etape du Sussex
This years event we have Phil Liggett the voice of cycling taking part to raise awareness of the charity he is Patron of which is the 'Helping Rhinos' charity. Check out the great offer form this charity with regards to a full refund of your event entry fee when you raise over £100 for the charity.
There are three stunning routes to choose from to test all abilities. All routes start off relatively flat before heading into the Ashdown Forest area where most of the major hills for all three routes reside.
It's fair to say that the Etape du Sussex is a ride of two halves, with the first half being much hillier than the second half.
The difference in terrain on route means that to set your best time on the Etape du Sussex and get that coveted gold standard, you have to gauge where you personally can make up the most time.
Do you go hard in the first half, climbing the hills as quickly as possible and then hope you can keep the speed in your legs for the rest of the route? Or do you take it slightly easier on the hills in the first half, to be able to put your maximum effort into the flatter roads in the second half back to the finish?
Whatever tactic you choose to get your best time on this Cyclosportive there is no doubt that the roads of the Etape du Sussex in June are absolutely stunning.
Above photo: Riders at the start of this event 2013 in the centre of Burgess Hill.
All riders receive a Continental Race 28 (700c) tube rrp £5.99
Support a charity with this event
Click below to start raising fund for any charity listed with Just Giving.
for more details on how to raise funds for charity
Event Charity Partner
If you raise over £100 for Helping Rhinos before the event we will refund your
entry fee !
Raise over £150 we will refund your entry and you will get a free Saving Rhinos Cycling Jersey and a V.I.P start with Phil Liggett. Go to the entry page to find out more click here
Phil Liggett Mbe
Patron of Helping Rhinos
Excellent offer from the Charity Helping Rhinos
It's in your interest to support this good cause in more ways than one.
When you raise over £100 via Just Giving for Helping Rhinos we will refund your entry.
If you raise over £150 for Helping Rhinos we will give you a full refund of your entry and you will receive a Helping Rhinos Jersey (worth £65) and get VIP start with Phil Liggett !
To start raising funds for Helping Rhinos go to the offical Just Giving Page by clicking on the round Helping Rhinos banner below.
Win an ORRO bike
www.orrobikes.com All entrants taking part in this event will be automatically entered into a draw for a ORRO racing bike.
For more information about ORRO bikes click here.
There are 3 routes on the Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive. For details about the routes see below
The Classic Route 87 miles Click here
The Challenge Route 60 miles Click here
The Tour Route 47 miles Click here
There are no major steep climbs on this cyclosportive but there are plenty of long gradual climbs in the Ashdown Forest area. Most notably is the exaggerated false flat of Lampool Hill, which takes riders to the top of Ashdown Forest for some great views of the Forest and other parts of Sussex.
Descents (caution high speeds)
The Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive has an abundance of VERY fast descents. For example riders descend the infamous Kidds Hill where great care should be taken, as speeds in excess of 40mph can be achieved.
Please descend with great caution on Kidds Hill. The bottom of he hill narrows due to a small bridge over a stream and if a car is coming the other way it can be a bit of a squeeze to get through.
All entrants should be aware that we stipulate that all riders should wear a helmet when taking part in any event in the SRS Events cyclosportives series.
Fast Signing on in the morning.
Choice of 3 routes, riders can change route they do on the day if they like, even on route.
All routes comprehensively marked with arrows
Map and emergency number available to riders when signing on.
Three Feed Stations for the Classic Route 87 miles All feed stations have toilets All feed stations have free energy drink 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 downloadable from SI Entries
Different standard awards given for age groups and men and women.
Reduced price on event photos. Entrants will be given discount code for ordering digital downloads and prints produced by the official photographers Avelo Images.
Free snack meal to enjoy after the ride.
Massage available at a specially reduced price at the event.
Broom wagon available.
SRS Events Loyalty discount to other events for all riders who enter via the on-line SI Entries system.
FREE Continental Race inner tube 700c for every rider that takes part in this event.
FREE Entry into the prize draw for a ORRO Bike
For more info about the ride go to the entry pack page click here
Avelo images are the official photographers at the Etape du Sussex.
All images will be available for purchase either by digital download or via prints sent directly in the post.
On this event all riders will receive a special discount code from avelo images for purchasing photos of this event.
THE ETAPE DU SUSSEX
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