Date of event 25th May 2014
Firstly thank you for entering the 1066 cyclosportive.
This event is helping raise awareness for the Sussex Heart Charity, have a look at their website for details of the great work they do. CLICK HERE
Any donations to the charity will be greatly appreciated.
So below are a few details about attending the ride.
The two main things are make sure you bring your Helmet and make sure you come prepared for all weather conditions, have a tool kit and spare inner tubes.
Also be aware that you are talking part in this event at your own risk and that you agree to rely on your own ability in dealing with all hazards, and that you will ride in a manner which is safe to yourself and others.
Watch out for pot holes and make sure you warn other riders you are with of any hazards on the road.
Don't start too fast.
The main tip that can be given on the 1066 cyclosportive is to be very careful with regrads to going too hard at the begining. The route starts off relatively easy. But then starts to get harder as it goes along. No massive hills on the 1066 but the continued small hills on this event can sap the energy from your legs.
You will want to save some energy for Cob Lane hill close to the end of the ride.
Remember cyclosportives are not races, so don't take risks !
Take some time to look around and enjoy the ride.
This Events HQ is at The Oakmeeds College, for a map click on the address below:-
There some parking for riders at the HQ, but when that fills up there is plenty of other areas of free parking only five minutes away in the local car parks.
As far as we know there is free parking on Sundays at the Following Car Parks,
The Martlets Place Shopping Centre MAP
The Mc Donalds Car Park MAP
Please check that your car is parked legally as we can't be responsible for cars parked illegally.
Have consideration for Local citizens and use the free car parks rather than parking outside of peoples homes.
Please check that there is a service for trains to Burgess Hill on the Sunday before attempting to travel by train with your bike.
Although many entrants have in the past come by train from places like London to ride in our events there are the usual train track maintenance proceedures carried out on Sundays.
This can lead to passengers having to use the a 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 webste 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
Signing on starts at 7.50am Finishes 9.30am
Please make sure you have a form of identification with you before attempting to signing on.
When signing on you will receive:-
one number for your bike
Map and Route description
SPORTident timing chip
Please make sure you return your timing chip after your ride.
Riders over 16 but under 18 need to have a Parental Consent form signed and can ride on their own.
Riders 16 and under must have a Parental Consent form signed and have a parent or guardian cycling with them on the ride at all times.
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.
Riders can start any time from 8.00am and and 9.30am or even as late as 10am if you are doing the Kermesse ride but Classic Riders are encourage to start at 8.00am .
To cut down on queues and as a rough guide only.
CLASSIC RIDERS .............QUEUE AT START AT 8.00AM
CHALLENGE RIDERS..... QUEUE AT STARTAT 8.15AM
TOUR RIDERS...................QUEUE AT START AT 8.30AM
KERMESSE RIDERS .......QUEUE AT START AT 8.45AM
The routes can be downloaded on to Garmin devices. Don't worry if you don't have a Garmin device as there are plenty of arrows marking the route.
THE 1066 CYCLOSPORTIVE
All routes go anti clock wise
FEED AND TIMING STATIONS
All Feed stations are based in Village Halls which offer toilets and a place to shelter from potential bad weather.
Hot Drinks and cake will be available inside the Feed Station for those who wish to stay a while and stop for a cup of tea and cake at the feed station.
For those in more of a hurry SIS Energy drink and Bananas, etc, will be available outside each Feed station for a fast service.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP AT EACH FEED STATION IF YOU DON'T WANT TOO.
BUT IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE GIVEN A SPLIT TIME FOR YOUR STOPS.
Depending on which ride you are doing you do have to stop at one specific feed station to log in your timing chip. They are as follows:-
MUST LOG IN THEIR TIMING CHIP AT MOUNTFIELD VILLAGE HALL
MUST LOG IN THEIR TIMING CHIP AT MAYFIELD VILLAGE HALL
MUST LOG IN THEIR AT FOREST ROW COMMUNITY CENTRE
The First Feed Station for all except the Kermesse Route is the Chiddingly Primary School.
The Kermesse Ride has no Feed station but food and refreshment will be awaiting riders of the Kermesse ride at the HQ.
BACK FROM THE RIDE
When you return from your ride log your timing chip in with the SPORTident Official .
Take your number off your bike and hand this number in for your Free Food Token.
While enjoying your free food you will also have the chance to socialise with others at the event.