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Southern Sportive

Henley Highwayman

September 16 2017
Henley On Thames, South East, UK

The Highwayman Sportive is an epic ride into the Chiltern Hills! Starting and finishing in the market place in centre of Henley, right outside the town hall, there are full mid and sprint options of 182, 120 and 62km to test your legs. These were the badlands back in the days of the Highwaymen, who hid out in these hills to rob the unwary, but there will be no hiding place on event day! The Chilterns climb, drop and weave unrelentingly; every minute against the clock will be hard earned!

This is not an out and out suffer-fest though, there is plenty to enjoy here too. The ride will be run to a sportive format, on open roads through some of the most beautiful English countryside! It's a grand challenge with a magnificent backdrop! Plus you get full on the road support, with multiple support and feed stations, roving mechanical support vehicles and all the atmosphere of the town centre start and finish (the full route also features a twin loop format that includes a town centre pass through where the crowds will spur you on for your second circuit!).

The Reigate Rouleur

Routes: 62, 120, 182 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Start Times / Itinerary

Registration - 6:30am to 7:45am

Start Times - Full Course 7:30am to 8:15, Mid Course 8:00 to 8:45, Short Course 8:30 to 9:30am
Start times are not pre allocated: join any start within your time band.

Broom Wagon departs - 9:45am
Broom Wagon may remove some signage behind the field. It will not overtake last riders.

Catering Closes - 4:00pm


Full Route (182km) - Entry fee £35.00

Mid Route (120km) - Entry fee £30.00

Short Route (62km) - Entry fee £25.00

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
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Start Address: Henley On Thames
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