Ride the Trafalgar Way - 200 Series - Thunderer (Exeter - London)
15/07/2017 - South West/South (Exeter - London) - Sportive
Weeks to go until event: less than 12 weeks
A legendary route, steeped in history...
In October 1805 the Battle of Trafalgar took place, following which news of the British Navy victory, as well as the death of Admiral Lord Nelson needed to be sent to the Admiralty, London. Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière was handed despatches and ordered to deliver them to the Admiralty as soon as possible. When his ship landed just off the coast of Falmouth, so would begin his epic 37 hour journey post chaise (via a horse drawn coach) to London. Over 200 years later riders will closely follow that journey, but on their bikes! All of our rides are named after ships that were at The Battle of Trafalgar.
Ride the Trafalgar Way is an A-B route, divided into three series; 100 Series, 200 Series, 300 Series. Start locations are Falmouth, Exeter, Salisbury. For those riding the whole route, a 24 hour challenge. New for 2017 is our Circular Series starting and finishing in Falmouth.
· 100 Series (Britannia, Conqueror, Victory Night Ride)
· 200 Series (Defiance, Thunderer)
· 300 Series (Colossus)
· Circular Series (Pickle, Sting)
200 Series - Thunderer (Exeter to London)
Solo Endurance Ride on open roads, including riding at night following the same designated route as Conqueror and Victory. The ride is c198.8 miles long and riders are required to complete the route within 19 hours including any stationary time (Aid Stations, mechanicals etc) or c15 - 30minutes at each Aid Station or longer with fewer stops should be considered. Serious consideration should be given to a ride strategy and have a plan B due to a mechanical, fatigue, the weather conditions or other factors. Riders will pass through the cities, towns and villages of Honiton, Axminster - passing along a road renamed 'The Trafalgar Way' in 2005, then onwards to Bridport cycling along the Jurassic Coast, Dorchester and Blandford Forum before arriving at the midway point in the cathedral city of Salisbury. From here it's then onto Andover, Whitchurch, Overton, Basingstoke, Hartney Wintney, Camberley, Staines upon Thames Chiswick, Knightsbridge before finishing in the historic Ripley Courtyard at Admiralty House.
Tiered Pricing Structure - Thunderer
· Super Early Bird - Until 30th November 2016 £80.00
· Early Bird - Until 31st December 2016 £86.00
· Standard - Until 31st March 2017 £92.00
· Late Entry - Until 16th June 2017 £98.00
· No entries will be taken on the day