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BRIGHTON TO BRIGHTON CYCLOSPORTIVE

Event date 28th September 2014

 

 

HQ

 

The HQ For the event is on Hove Lawns on Brighton Seafront.

HOVE LAWNS HQ

 

HOVE PROMENADE

KINGSWAY

HOVE

BRIGHTON

BN32FR

 

CLICK HERE

 

 

ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

 

You have to sign on in the morning to pick up your map and bike number and timing chip. This event has proved very popular in the past so please help the registration process run as smoothly as possible by signing on and starting in the following time bands:

 

Classic Riders - Register From 07:40

Classic Riders - Start from 08:30

 

Challenge Riders - Register from 08.00

Challenge Riders - Start from 08:40

 

Tour Riders - Register from 08.10

Tour Riders - Start from 08.50

 

Heart Riders - Redister from 08.20

Heart Riders - Start from 09.00

 

Please DO NOT TRY TO REGISTER EARLY. This will help us to minimise the chance of queues.

 

 

ENTRY ON THE DAY IS AVAILABLE

 

Entry on the day is available. To enter go to the on the day entry sign on desk which will be at the HQ near the start on Hove Lawns.

 

ON THE DAY ENTRY IS £40

 

Cash only  no credit cards or cheques accepted

 

 

YOU MUST RETURN BY 17.30PM

IF IT LOOKS LIKE YOU AREN'T GOING TO MAKE IT BACK BEORE 17.30HRS THE BROOM WAGON WILL PICK YOU UP.

 

Classic riders who start at 8.30am should aim to ride a minimum average speed of 13 mph and not stop at the checking in feed stations for more than 15min.

 

Riding at 13 mph average should get you back to Brighton before the cut off time of 17.30hrs

 

Broom Wagon supplied for those that can't make it back in time, although please be aware that this is the last vehicle on the circuit and does take some time to get around. If you are feeling really weak give the event emergency number a call 07771928201 this phone number will be on the back of your bike number issued at the signing on desk.

 

PARKING IN BRIGHTON

 

Brighton has costly parking in the resident parking zones but if you park outside the Parking Zones most places are free. We suggest that you park your car outside the parking zones see map below.

 

Click on the map below to go to the Brighton Council website.

When you are on the council website enlarge the council's map to get a better idea where the parking zones are.

We recommend parking in the Preston Park or Withdean area.

 

PARKING MAP

 

TRAVEL BY TRAIN

Please check that there is a service for trains to Brighton on the Sunday before attempting to travel by train with your bike. Although many entrants use the train from places like London to ride our events there are the usual train track maintenance procedures carried out on Weekends especially this time of year.

 

This maintenacnce can lead to passengers having to use the bus for some or all of their journey. This might prove to be a non starter if your lugging your bike around with you.

 

ENGINEERING WORK CLICK HERE

MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE

 

You can use the National Rail Enquiries website to plan your trip.

 

Useful Contact Numbers:-

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50 TrainTracker™: 0871 200 49 50

TrainTracker™ Text - text station name to: 8 49 50 National Rail Enquiries from overseas (Please note: International rates apply): +44(0)20 7278 5240 National Rail Enquiries Textphone (for customers with hearing impairments): 0845 60 50 600

Welsh language: 0845 60 40 500

 

HEADQUARTES MAP

Hove Lawns is the headquarters for this event. THERE ARE TOILETS AVAILABLE IN THE MORNING AT THIS HQ

 


View Larger Map

 

TIMING CHIPS

 

You must hand in your timing chip after the ride if for any reason you abandon the event. Timing chips should be returned by 5.30pm at the HQ.

If you feel you can't make it back in that time call 07771928201.

 

 

BAGGAGE AREA

There will be a safe area for baggage, where you can leave bags and belongings before the ride. Although we do our utmost to keep your luggage and personal belongings safe, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. Any belongings left in cars on the seafront should be done discretely and obviously it is best to make sure nothing of value is in sight of potential theives.

 

 

WEATHER AND YOUR KIT

 

Click here for a 5 day weather forecast for Brighton

 

On many of our events we have had very changeable conditions. Check the weather forecast above but don't depend on it bring everything in your kit bag Just incase the conditions change from leaving home to starting the cyclosportive. Remember just because it's sunny and dry when you start doesn't always mean it will be sunny and dry all the way around ! Come prepared.

 

 

SAFETY OF EVERYBODY

 

HORSE SIGN

 

Remember you must follow the rules of the road when you take part in this cyclosportive. THIS IS NOT A RACE !

Please take extra precautions when in the vicinity of other road users and especially be aware of horses and their riders.

 

Care and attention to how you are riding is important for your safety as well as others.

 

Please follow the highway code and especially take extra care when approaching horses on the road.

 

Cyclists and horse riders should have a healthy respect for each other. We both are often abused by motorists wanting to pass quickly and taking dangerous risks. So, what is the safe way to pass horses if you're on your bike?

 

The British Horse society

offer this advice to cyclists: -

 

Horses are creatures of fright and flight and sudden movement or noise can cause problems for all concerned.

 

Because cycles are generally quiet, they may not be noticed by either the rider of the horse until they are very close. Try to attract the the horse rider(s) attention by making verbal contact before you reach them (I normally shout "rider behind"). This advice is particularly important when coming up behind horses.

 

Look out for the riders' signals and heed any request to slow down or stop.

 

For the safety of all involved, please be patient and wait for the rider to sort out any riding issues your presence might have raised.

 

Riders may be attempting to get off the road into a safe place, in order to let you pass - given the chance to do this by adjusting your speed and keeping a safe distance.

 

If possible, ask the horse rider if it is safe to pass, before attempting to do so.

 

Pass the horse(s) wide and slow. Horse riders may need to ride two abreast for safety, when escorting a young, or inexperienced horse or rider, give them a chance to sort themselves out. Don't be annoyed if a horse rider doesn't appear to be acknowledging your kindness and consideration. They do appreciate your help but may be concentrating on controlling their horse.

 

Bikes and horses are valuable. With a little courtesy and consideration all around, there is room on the road for everyone.

 

Please remember when taking part in this or any cyclosportive that they are not races. There are no prizes for setting a fast time. These events are just personal challenges to finish and enjoy the day cycling with friends and other like minded cyclists. Make the most of the views and make sure you are courteous to all other road users even if they aren't at times as courteous to you.

 

YOUR BIKES AND TOOLS

It is a good idea to check your bike a few days before the event to give yourself time to repair anything should you find something broken or not working properly.

There is nothing worse than traveling to an event to find that your bike isn't working properly.

 

Check your tyres, for wear and go over your bike tightening up everything . New tyres are always a good idea when your doing a sportive, although you should ride them a few times just to bed them in.

 

Also be aware that it is getting close to the end of the season and that narrow 10 speed chain on your bike might well need changing along with the sprockets. On this event last year we had lots of people breaking chains not because there power output was so high their chains couldn't take the strain but because the chains were stretched and should have been replace a long time ago. If you are not sure if your chain needs replacing take your bike down to a good bike shop they should be able to give you advice.

 

For advice about chains click here

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET TO BRING A TOOL BAG with you which fits on your bike.

Make sure your tool bag has at least two inner tubes, tyre levers, a chain link extractor and spare fixing link. A multi tool which has all the allen keys sizes that your bike needs is also essential. If you have room in the bag a puncture repair kit that might also be an option atlhough many repalce that puncture repair kit with a 3rd inner tube. Check out this great video by Quick Release TV.

 

 

Note although you may well get away with one inner tube you are advised to carry more than one inner tube for this cyclosportive.

 

 

 

Those with Garmins etc make sure you charged your bike computer up the day before, don't be tempted to charge in over night only to find that it hasn't charged properly :-(

 

 

 

 

HELMET

You must wear a helmet to ride this event.

 

NO WATER AT THE START

Unlike our other events based at Burgess Hill the Brighton event does NOT have water at the start of the event at the HQ. We suggest you come with full bottles to the start of this event.

 

 

EVENT EMERGENCY

PHONE NUMBER

On the day of the event when signing on you will receive a start pack that will consist of things like maps and route details etc. Also in the start pack you will receive a bike number that goes on the handle bars of your bike. On the back of the number is an emergency Event Phone Number to be used if your bike has mechanical problems or you have an accident.

 

Obviously if you or a friend are involved in a serious accident then 999 should be called, but we do have our own ambulances on the circuit and if you feel the accident doesn't condone calling 999 you can call the Event Phone Number with your location and our Ambulance crew will get to you as quick as they can. You might want to put the emergency number in your phone now, the number is:-

07771928201

 

 

 

FEED & TIMING STATIONS

 

Feed stops for riders are listed below

 

 

In order to confirm the route you have completed, it is essential that you STOP and REGISTER your electronic timing card at the location underlined below for your route, as this will prove that you have completed the particular route.

 

If you don’t do this, it may be assumed that you have completed a different route and we may not be able to show you correctly on your course: -

 

 

CLASSIC RIDERS

ALL CLASSIC RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT FERNHURST VILLAGE HALL

 

 

CHALLENGE RIDERS

ALL CHALLENGE RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT WEST KIRDFORD VILLAGE STORES

 

TOUR RIDERS

ALL TOUR RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT SHIPLEY VILLAGE HALL

 

HEART RIDERS GRANDE

ALL GRANDE RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT PARTRIDGE GREEN PAVILION

 

HEART RIDERS PEQUENO

THERE IS NO STOP FOR THIS SHORT ROUTE

 

FEED STOP MILEAGE

ACCURATE TO +/- 1 MILE

ROUTES

PARTRIDGE

GREEN

SHIPLEY

FERN

HURST

KIRDFORD

WEST

CHIL

TINGTON

PARTRIDGE

GRREN

CLASSIC

ROUTE

107

MIILES

16

MILES

24

MILES

56

MILES

FEED

STOP

*

68

MILES

79

MILES

92

MILES

CHALLENGE

ROUTE

87

MILES

16

MIILES

24

MILES

N/A

46

MILES

FEED

STOP

*

58

MILES

72

MILES

TOUR

ROUTE

54

MILES

16

MILES

24

MILES

FEED

STOP

*

N/A

N/A

N/A

39

MILES

GRANDE

ROUTE

31

MILES

16

MILES

FEED

STOP

*

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PEQUENO

20

MILES

NO

STOPS

         

After the last feed station at Partridge Green there is rougly 15 miles to go.

 

* Rider must log at this feed stop.

 

 

ROUTES & STANDARDS

 

So you want to work out what sort of time you need to do to get a gold level certificate ?

 

Standards are listed in the route info for each ride.

 

Classic Route click here

 

Challenge Route click here

 

Tour Route click here

 

Grande Route  click here

 

Pequeno Route click here

 

GPX FILES VIA

BIKE ROUTE TOASTER

 

Classic route click here

 

Challenge route click here

 

Tour route click here

 

Grande route click here

 

Pequeno route click here

 

 

 

MAPS

 

If you have signed up to Ride with gps you can download maps to your garmin device.

 

To view the full map with more details click on the "view full map" in the top left of each map.

 

 

Classic Route

 

 

 

 

 

Challenge Route

 

 

 

 

Tour Route

 

 

 

 

 

HEART ROUTE "Grande"

 

 

 

 

HEART ROUTE "Pequeno"

 

On the day you can change your mind which route you want to do. You can even change your mind when you are actually on the route.  The places where you log in tells us where which route you did.

 

 

 

BACK FROM THE RIDE

When you return from your ride log your timing chip in with the SPORTident Official, who will give your time for your ride. Make sure you take your number off your bike and hand this number in at the finishing desk.

 

 

FREE MASSAGE

 

Free massage will be available at the HQ from mid day to 5pm. Obviously this is going to be popular so it is subject to availability. Basically if you see the sport masseuses are free it's your turn.  Enjoy!

 

Totally recommend this to

recover faster from your ride.

 

TIMING CHIP & DNF

 

All timing chips should be returned to Sportident when returning to the HQ.

 

IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DO NOT FINISH (dnf) AND DON'T RETURN TO THE HQ. YOU MUST PHONE THIS NUMBER TO INFORM US THAT YOU HAVE ABANDONED THE EVENT. 07771028201

 

PLEASE DO THIS IMMEDIATELY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT

 

Timing chips not returned on the day should be sent to :-

 

SRS EVENTS

PO BOX 5198

BRIGHTON

BN50 9XB

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

The official photographers on this Sportive are :- Avelo Images Photographers Sports photography agency. We thank them for their great photography of this and other events we run.  They really are the best photographers we've had shooting on our events.

 

Avelo images

 

On this event avelo images will have one photographer based permanently on Devils Dyke. Other avelo images photographers will be roaming around the HQ area taking great shots.

avelo map

 

 

RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES

 

These can be downloaded via the Sportident website details avaiable on the results page click here