THE BRIGHTON TO BRIGHTON CYCLOSPORTIVE
08/10/2011 - Brighton - Sportive
The Brighton to Brighton is the ultimate end of season cyclosportive based in the Southeast.
This event starts and finishes on Madeira Drive on Brighton's seafront, the road will be closed to traffic on the day of the event.
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Above Photo: Madeira drive will be closed off to traffic for the Start and finish of the Brighton to Brighton Cyclosportive.
There are four routes to choose from on this cyclosportive :-
THE CLASSIC ROUTE 100 MILES
THE CHALLENGE ROUTE 70 MILES
THE TOUR ROUTE 57 MILES
THE HEART RIDE 32 MILES
The Classic route at 100 miles is demanding route designed to test even the most accomplished Cyclosportive rider. Four Feed stations are positioned on route to help all riders keep their energy levels high.
The Classic route route is very hard and should only be considered by those fit enough to be able to ride 100 miles on a course that has over 4880 feet of really testing climbing.
The route travels through the heart of the Ashdown Forest and the Weald area of Sussex and Kent. Notable climbs of the area are included such as Kidds Hill, and the infamous short but steep Cob Lane hill.
Above Photo: The top of kidds hill where light can be seen at the end of the tunnel " just keep going"
Above Photo: The start of Cob Lane, it just gets a whole lot nastier as you turn the corner.
But that's not all, at the end of the ride things really start to get tough with all routes climbing Ditchling Beacon Hill and then later in Brighton itself the final climb of Coombe Rd and Bear Road. Riders then finally descend Wilson Avenue towards Brighton's Seafront for the finish on Madeira Drive.
Not everybody will be ready or inclined to ride the Classic 100 mile route but there are the three other distances to choose from on the Brighton to Brighton Cyclosportive that should give most people the chance to take part.
The Challenge route is just that a challenge, a 70 miles route with hills such as Cob Lane hill and of course Ditchling Beacon to ascend. Any fairly fit club cyclist who takes up the challenge will have to use every available weapon within their cycling arsenel to conqure this route.
The Tour route at 57 miles is shorter than the above two routes but don't underestimate the mission to get up Ditchling Beacon at the end of this ride, plus the added hills in Brighton Itself. Of course you do have much more time to enjoy this route and you can set a more leisurely pace if gaining a gold standard* for your ride is not your utmost priority. You can potentially afford to loiter around the two excellent feed stations on this route for maybe just that bit longer than other riders, enjoying the ambience of the day and maybe one more cup of tea and a slice of cake before the next few miles.
The Heart Ride which is the shortest route on this cyclosportive is an event most people can have a go at. The Heart Ride is shorter than say the London to Brighton charity bike ride but still has Ditchling Beacon to climb. It is an excellent way take part in the Brighton to Brighton cyclosportive and potentially raise funds for Sussex Heart Charity.
Raise funds for the Sussex Heart Charity
This Cyclosportive is raising funds for the Sussex Heart Charity and although no entrants are required to raise funds for the Sussex Heart Charit any funds raised will be greatly appreciated and are desperately needed.
Riders are encouraged to start their own Fund Raising Page Click Here
Please raise as much as you can to help this charity continue doing all the great work it does.
Since 1987 we have promoted excellence in cardiac related funding on the following: purchasing equipment, funding education and research, promoting resuscitation in the community and supporting the cardiac rehabilitation service for those with heart disease. Over 100,000 members of the public have resuscitation training via Heartguard instructors over the past 20 years. We are funded from donations, legacies and fundraising activities.
To find out more about the Sussex Heart Charity Click here
* As with all SRS Events cyclosportive events riders are electorincally timed and standards are awarded for the time a riders achieves for the route they have completed. Standards and times will be added to the downloadable certifiate that is available after the event.
This Cyclosportive has:-
Fast Signing on in the morning.
Choice of 4 routes, riders can change route they do on the day if they like.
All routes comprehensively marked with arrows
Map and emergency number available to riders when signing on.
Four Feed Stations for the Classic Route 100 miles
All feed stations have toilets
All feed stations have free energy food for riders
All feed stations have SIS energy drink for riders
Mechanics available on route
All riders are electronically timed and Gold, Silver, or Bronze standards are awarded.
Certificates awarded for each rider, downloadable from the website after the event.
Broom wagon available
Sportivephoto Event photographers on course
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