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The Southern Sportive

The Southern Sportive

September 10 2017
Petersfield, South East, UK
 

The Southern Sportive is a fantastic 100 mile road challenge event that takes in the best road climbs the South Downs has to offer. And with 112k mid and 71k short options, the event is open to a wide range of riders and abilities.

The hardened Sportive or first time charity rider will find the Southernsportive a great challenge, the classic course takes in some serious hills complimented by rolling back roads and views out along the south coast. All set in one of the prettiest parts of the UK.

The location for the event was carefully chosen to provide one of the best sportive routes in the country. In cycling terms, the South Downs are famous for the epic 100 mile South Downs Way off road ride along its length, while on the road, the best known feature is probably the Ditchling Beacon hill climb on the London to Brighton. But at it's eastern end, the southerly drops from the downs deliver you straight into coastal towns. The best road riding on the South Downs is to be found at the Western end where a wealth of superb riding exists both north and south of the ridge, allowing for a route that bisects the massive rolling chalk downs several times, travelling over the tops on it's way to and from the coast. The result is a flowing route that combines challenges and rewards in equal measure, with a stunning landscape backdrop throughout.

The event base is at Churchers College in Petersfield, which sits right under the northern edge of the Downs and makes a memorable start and finish to the ride. Great road and rail connections to both London and the rest of the UK also help to make this a classic south of England event.

The Southern Sportive

 
Routes: 73, 114, 160 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
 
What's Included?

Comprehensive and clearly marked route
Mechanical assistance
Sweeper wagon and first aid
2 support/ feed stations on Full Route
2 support/ feed stations on Mid Route*
1 support/ feed station on Short Route*
Free energy drink
Free allocation of energy snacks for each rider at support stations and finish.
Electronic timing for all riders
Immediate results for each rider at the finish with Bronze, Silver and Gold standards.
Web results published post event
*on a typical course; may vary

Prize / Race Categories

Bronze, Silver and Gold standards.

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Start Address: Churchers College , Petersfield
 
 
 
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