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Sussex Downs Beach Cruiser

Sussex Downs Beach Cruiser

July 01 2017
West Sussex, South East, UK
 
 
 

A new twist on the classic sportive, the Sussex Downs Beach Cruiser is a sportive with the atmosphere of a summer club run to the beach. Starting from Duncton at the foot of the South Downs, the route winds you up over the mighty Downs ridge, then sweeps through the pick of the twisting country lanes to the south coast, delivering you to the sea front on beautiful Climping Beach.

Once you hit the beach, you can relax, enjoy the sea breeze, and grab a bite and cuppa at the excellent beach-side cafe. Our team will be there too, with a support station that acts as the finish for the Short ride, or your midway checkpoint for the Full Route. That’s it; if you rode the Short Route, your riding is done. All that’s left to do is to enjoy the beach, maybe arrange to meet family or friends to spend a few hours before giving you a lift back to your car or back home.

If you’re riding the Full Route, after your beach stop you’ll get back on the bike to make your way back up country to finish at the event base at Duncton (where you started). In the spirit of the chilled theme of the day, we’re being nice to you though. The route back is a little shorter and more direct than the ride out; nobody wants to have the bulk of their ride in front of them after a cake stop or lunch at the beach! Oh, and yes you will be timed for this ride, but the time you spend at the beach stop won’t be included in your overall time. Just make sure that you check in and out through the timing station and we’ll deduct your beach time from your ride time in the final results. After all, a good day on the bike means only being in a hurry when you want to be, right?

Sussex Downs Beach Cruiser

 
Routes: 55, 90 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Registration - 8:00am to 9:00am

Start Times - Full Course 8:30am to 9:15, Short Course 8:30 to 9:45am
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 - 3:30pm

Event Centre Closes - 4:30pm

Costs

Full Route (90km approx) - Entry fee £25.00

Short Route (55km approx) - Entry fee £18.00

On the day entry will be available for this event. Add £5 to the above prices for on the day entry.

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: Duncton Pavilion, Duncton, West Sussex GU28 0JY
 
 
 
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