BRIGHTON TO BRIGHTON CYCLOSPORTIVE
25th September 2016
Below is the details for the B2B Cyclosportive.
The HQ For the event is on Hove Lawns on Brighton Seafront.
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. Please help the registration process run as smoothly as possible by signing on and starting in the following time bands:
Classic Riders - Register From 07:45 - 09:00.
Classic Riders - Start from 08:30 - 09:00
Challenge Riders - Register from 08:30 - 09:00. Challenge Riders - Start from 08:45 - 09:30
Tour, Grande and Pequeno Riders - Register from 08:45 - 09:00.
Start from 09:00 - 10:00
DO NOT TRY TO REGISTER EARLY. This will help us to minimise the chance of queues. All riders must return to the Event Centre on Hove Lawns no later than 17:30, as a rough guide classic riders should aim to ride at 13mph and not stop too long at feed stations.
YOU MUST RETURN BY 17.30HRS
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 8am 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 photne number will be on the back of your bike number issued at the signing on desk.
YOU MUST RETURN TO THE HQ TO RETURN YOUR TIMING CHP.
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.
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 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
Hove Lawns is the headquarters for this event.
THERE ARE TOILETS AVAILABLE IN THE MORNING AT THIS HQ
ALL RIDERS MUST FINISH THEIR RIDE AND HAND IN THEIR TIMING CHIP BY 5.30PM
If you feel you can't make it back in that time call 07771928201
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 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
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
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. 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.
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 :-(
You must wear a helmet to ride this event.
click on the route links at the top right of the page to go to details about the individual routes.
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 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 emergency number and 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:-
FEED & TIMING STATIONS
Feed stops for riders are listed below
Shipely Village Hall
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 107 miles – FERNHURST Village hall is where you must register your timing card when riding the Classic route. You can also use your timing card at the other feed stations and get a split time at Shipley, Fernhurst, Kirdford and West Chiltington.
Challenge 87 miles – KIRDFORD Village Hall is where you must register your timing card when you are riding the Challenge Route. You can also use your timing card and get a split time at Shipley, Kirdford and West Chiltington.
Tour 54 miles - SHIPLEY Village hall is where you must register your timing card when you are riding the Tour route. Shipley is the only feed station and timing point for the Tour route. Shipley is roughly the half way point for the Tour route.
TO MAKE THAT EXTRA CLEAR YOU MUST LOG IN YOUR TIMING CHIP AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES
ON THIS ROUTE YOU ONLY HAVE TO LOG IN AT THE START AND THE FINISH
ALL GRANDE RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT ASHURST VILLAGE HALL
ALL TOUR RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT SHIPLEY VILLAGE HALL
ALL CHALLENGE RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT KIRDFORD VILLAGE HALL
ALL CLASSIC RIDERS MUST LOG IN AT FERNHURST VILLAGE HALL
FEED STOP MILEAGE
|FERNHURST VILLAGE HALL||KIRDFORD VILLAGE STORES||WEST CHILTINGTON VILLAGE HALL|
Ashurst Village hall is both the First Feed Station @£18 miles and the last feed station at @17 miles to go to the finish .
Theres 6 potential feed stations on the Classic route/
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.
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 for your Secret Training Goodies.
Certificates can be downloaded from the website after the 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 :-
PO BOX 5198
The official photographers on this Sportive are :-
Avelo Photographers Sports photography agency.
An example of cycling images by Avelo images can be seen in the portfolio of Avelo images
Last years images
Results and Certificates
These can be downloaded via the Sportident website details avaiable on the results page click here