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HotChillee Sportive

25/03/2012 - Dorking, Surrey - Sportive

Rating: 90.5% based on 11 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 74.4%

EdwardMason wrote:

Shame that this website was not updated with the correct distance for the Standard route, bit shortchanged there.

Bit cliquey with all the L2P riders there

Rated Event: 95.6%

Paul Hammond wrote:

Great event

Rated Event: 100.0%

Jason Elswood wrote:

Can we have some more hills next time? :-)

Rated Event: 98.9%

MattKenny wrote:

Friendly and helpful staff, scenic route (I did the standard). Lots of signs so even if you miss one (I did) you'll soon realise. Free energy gels at the food stations was excellent but I echo the comment about savouries. Maybe with a ham sandwich or two I'd have made it up the last hill without pushing. An excellent start to etape training.

Rated Event: 85.6%

MarkBarter wrote:

Very well planned and well run on the day.
Feed stations were very good but a few savouries would have been nice.
A mechanical assistance would have been beneficial at one or two places on the course as I developed a gear selecting problem that I needed a few extra tools to put right.
As with all the Hot Chillie events I have attended so far the participants and staff are so friendly and makes for a very memorable ride everytime we meet.

Rated Event: 94.4%

Chapmake wrote:

See above - also great weather - can understand timing of the event but if weather had been typical March it would have been very tough ! Also as one of the older entrants ( 55) you could have stretched the Gold time out - only because i missed it by 1 min 30 secs ! Seriously would not change it - great course and superb organisation

Rated Event: 81.1%

AntDuthoit wrote:

Tough, demanding and highly enjoyable.Great signing on the course. One or two frustrating things, start time not clear on the web site so I started a bit late but managed to scrape though. I thought their were one or not so friendly people out their too. A few of the right turns were a tad scary. Overall a great course and well run event.

Rated Event: 71.1%

gh74761 wrote:

Cant understand how some people I overtook and left at feed station 1 - suddenly appeared at feed station 2 - 15 minutes ahead of me bright eyed and bushy tailed!!!!!
This was a very hard sportive - over 2.5K of elevation (according to my Garmin). Beautiful ride down to the South but lots of open stretches of fast road between feed station 2 and 3 - little less pleasant.
Some unsporting and unfriendly riders - mainly attached to the CRC groups. These riders appeared new to the sportive scene - and were generally seen walking their c/f bikes up the hills beyond Ranmore.
The climbs - brilliant. Excellent early season training for my etap.

Rated Event: 100.0%

ChrisCleave wrote:

This was an excellent event. Great course taking in the South Downs, which I hadn't ridden in before - the lanes were very quiet & scenic. Organisation was perfect & the people at HQ were cheerful & professional. Best thing of all was the atmosphere out on the road. A very friendly & supportive bunch of riders - the HotChillee ethos of "greet your neighbour before they greet you" seems to apply just as well to sportives as it does to their multi-day events. Hope they run this thing again next year.

Rated Event: 100.0%

SteveWiles wrote:

This was an excellent event in every aspect. Very challenging but very rewarding! A must do for next year.

Rated Event: 94.4%

GarethWilson wrote:

We had a little issue where the route also clashed with the Cranleigh 21 running race. This caused us to lose some time as we turned into c. 500 runners at their start.

We also missed the signs at the switch back for the Epic route, but managed to come across country and get en route but below the first feed stop. Not sure how, as all the other signage was very clear.

Thanks. Great event and beautiful day,

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