29th March 2015
The Tour ride is the shortest ride of the Springtime Classic at 35 miles.
Although short in miles, this is still a good test for beginners and those who are coming back to full fitness.
The Tour route avoids the major climbs of the two other longer routes. It has less of the strength sapping pain inducing gradients abundant on the longer routes, but this is not to say that the Tour ride hasn't got a few hills to test your ability.
The route has three main climbs to test the rider climbing ability they are :-
Pillow Mounds Hill
Cob Lane Hill
Ardingly Reservoir Hills
For more information about the hills go to the Riders page, which give information about what the hills are like. Click here
This ride has to make sense for many cyclists who wish to enter the Burgess Hill Springtime cyclosportive to test their fitness amongst other entrants.
The key event points are:-
- Signing on time from 8.00am until 9.15am
- Start time, be at the start for 9.20am to 10am
- Start and finish in Burgess Hill
- One feeding station at Ardingly
- Technical support
- Event timing by SPORTident
- Broom wagon supplied.
- Technical / Mechanical support.
- Emergency medical assistance
- Goody Bag
STANDARDS FOR THE TOUR, RIDE 35 MILES
|Men under 18||2hr 40 min||3hr 10 min||6 hours|
|Women under 18||2hr 45 min||3hr 15 min||6 hours|
|Men 18 - 39||2hr 20 min||2hr 50 min||6 hours|
|Women 18 - 39||2hr 30 min||3hr 00 min||6 hours|
|Men 40 - 49||2hr 40 min||3hr 10 min||6 hours|
|Women 40 - 49||2hr 45 min||3hr 15 min||6 hours|
|Men 50 - 59||2hr 50 min||3hr 20 min||6 hours|
|Women 50 - 59||2hr 55 min||3hr 25 min||6 hours|
|Men 60 & over||3hr 00 min||3hr 30 min||6 hours|
|Women 60 & over||3hr 05 min||3hr 35 min||6 hours|