29th March 2015
The Classic is the hardest and longest of the three rides on the Burgess Hill Springtime Classic event.
An excellent event to prepare for the cycling season ahead. The route is hard for this time of the year and should only be attempted by experienced cyclists able to ride for four or more hours over hilly terrain.
With a distance of 71 miles (114km) and 1653 metres of climbing, the route will test riders endurance. There are four feed stations on this ride to help riders around the course with the major feed station at Hever half way around this route.
Riders on the Classic route log in their timing chip at Hever and are advised to get as much food down them as possible at this excellent feed station. Hills on route include Pillow Mounds Hill, Kidds Hill,Groombridge hill and the infamous Cobb Lane hill. Riders will also have the chance to relish the many descents this testing course offers. For more info about the hills please go to the Riders Page
The key event points are :-
Signing on time 7.40am until 8.40am
Start time, be at the start area for 8:30 Classic riders must start before 9.30am
Start and finish at London Meed School
4 feed stations at :-
Danehill village Hall, Hever Village Hall, Forest Row community centre & Ardingly Pavillion.
Event timing by SPORTident
10mph average cut off speed broom wagon supplied!
Emergency medical service
STANDARDS FOR THE CLASSIC RIDE 71MIILES
|Men Under 18||4h 35 min||5h 05 min||7 hours|
|Women Under 18||4h 40 min||5h 10 min||7 hours|
|Men 18 - 39||4h 20 min||4h 55 min||7 hours|
|Women 18 - 39||4h 30 min||5h 05min||7 hours|
|Men 40 - 49||4h 35 min||5h 10min||7 hours|
|Women 40 -49||4h 40 min||5h 15min||7 hours|
|Men 50 - 59||4h 40 min||5h 20min||7 hours|
|Women 50 - 59||4h 45 min||5h 25min||7 hours|
|Men 60 & over||4h 55 min||5h 30min||7 hours|
|Women 60 & over||5h 00 min||5h 35min||7 hours|
Nobody gets a prize for doing the fastest ride as the Springtime Classic is a cyclosportive event not a race ! Just finishing is an achievement in itself .
To give you an idea of standards fastest rides achieved on the Classic route:-
Best time in 2008 3h .58.43
Best time in 2009 3h. 50. 21
Best time in 2010 3h. 55. 33
Best Iime in 2011 3h 50 . 27 Slowest 6h 51. 49
You must finish this ride before 4.30pm after this time you will be picked up by the Broom Wagon.