Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Sunday 5th October 2014. This is the final sportive of the 2014 Cycling Weekly Sportive Series sponsored by Assos. The Epic and Standard routes take in the famous hills including: Leith Hill, Pitch Hill, White Down, and all routes (including the Short 43 mile), incorporate the Olympic Road Race climb of iconic ‘Box Hill'. Three out of these four hills are in the UK's top 100 cycling climbs that every rider should experience. Three route choices.
Sunday 5th October 2014 – ENTER HERE
Location: Esher, Surrey
Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AL
Registration opens: 7.30am
Start time: 8.00am – 9.00am
On the day entry: – Yes if not sold out.
Now in it’s fourth year, this is a ‘must do’ season finale sportive.
It is quite a challenge, with awesome hills to get the legs pumping and amazing descents to get the heart racing. Taking in the best of the varied landscape of the Surrey Hills and the North Downs.
Starting from the amazing Sandown Park Racecourse, this superb venue boasts all the parking and facilities needed for a top line event, all within reach of major transport links.
There are three courses on offer: Epic at 103 miles, Standard at 70 miles and Short at 43 miles.
The Epic and Standard routes take in the two famous hills of Leith Hill and White Down and all routes take in the iconic Olympic road race ascent of Box Hill. All three factor in the UK’s top 100 Climbs.
Based in the heart of this area of outstanding natural beauty the Epic route flows out of Surrey and into scenic Sussex taking in some of the best of the surrounding countryside, passing through quiet villages and winding country lanes.
After a circuit of the Low Weald of Sussex the topography changes dramatically….Leith Hill and the fearsome White Down await and after a brief spin to get the heart rate back to normal its time for the ascent of the iconic Zig Zags of Box Hill.Catch a quick glance of the superb view from the top and then it’s head down and on to the finish where rewards, refreshments and massages await all who need them.
Following the same epic route away from the venue the Standard route provides a good warm up for the heart and legs before splitting close to Ewhurst. Although shorter it is as equally as challenging as it includes the same lung busting hills as the Epic route, including the iconic Zig Zags of Box Hill. Pause for breath at the top, take in the view and then it’s head down and push on to the finish.
Following the same route as the epic and standard away from the start the short option splits away after the first climb on to the North Downs, followed quickly by the ascent of Crocknorth Hill which gains all the height needed for a cruise across the top of scenic Ranmore before taking in the iconic Zig Zags of Box Hill. Take some time to take in the view from the top and then its head down and push onto the finish.
Although this area is known for its hills, everything is rideable if you have a reasonable level of fitness. A great end of season tester, on very quiet roads, within a stunning area.
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- Event centre facilities and parking
- Mechanical support
- Full route marking
- Rider public liability insurance
- Free energy drink + energy snacks
- Electronic chip timing
- Bike wash facilities
- Web results service
- Emergency support
- On site catering
- Event photography
- Event massage
- Pick-up wagons
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