The Cycling Weekly South Downs Spring sportive takes place at Plumpton Race Course on Sunday 18th May 2014.
Nestled into the heart of the South Downs, Plumpton Racecourse is a superb venue with amazing views, facilities and a great atmosphere too! As an early season sportive the shorter ride length will ease you into the busy season, however, do not be fooled as this ride has a few hills to give your legs a early season test.
The Route starts by heading East on quiet rolling scenic Sussex lanes, which create the perfect warm up. Now heading North you will encounter more undulating terrain, the climbs now start coming closer together. After the climb up to Waldron, you will be rewarded with the first feed station.
From here, the Epic riders head further North, their destination being Castle Hill, a true test of your winter training, before looping back on some picturesque lanes to join up with the Standard route riders. Isfield is the sight for the second Feed Station where all three routes join up to wind their way back South to the Racecourse where you will receive a quality goody bag and a well deserved medal! Post event refreshments and massages will also be waiting.
A fantastic venue with slightly shorter routes to ease you into the up and coming busy sportive season ahead. Including 3 different routes.
South Down Spring Sportive routes: Epic (£35, 85 miles), Standard (£35, 61 miles), Short (£25, 33 miles)
Location: Plumpton Race Course, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AL
Registration: 7.30am -9.10am
Start time: 8am – 9.30am
What else is included?
Event centre facilities and parking
Full route marking
Rider public liability insurance
Free energy drink + energy snacks
Electronic chip timing
Bike wash facilities
Web results service
SportivePhoto will also be taking rider photos, available to purchase after the event.
Prostate Cancer UK
This year we’ve teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and are giving you the opportunity to raise money on their behalf when you ride this event. Click here to set up your own just giving fund raising page, you can then promote this via your social network. Good Luck!
Watch a film of last year’s South Downs sportive:
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Selection of images from Saturday's Cycling Weekly Dartmoor Demon sportive, by Chris Catchpole
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