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Burgess Hill Springtime Classic 3rd March

by Henry Peacock

The 3rd March will see the 5th Burgess Hill Springtime Classic will again host the three testing routes it has become well known for. Regarded by many as the early season "must do" cyclosportive in the southeast, it has already over 500 entrants and with weeks to go numbers will more than likely grow considerably. There is a choice of three routes of 36, 54 and 71 miles to test your early season fitness.


The Sussex Heart Charity receives fiunds raised from the event which is organised by SRS Events and a whole host of volunteers. The routes are tough in places, no mountains but it does look like the routes of old where route planners planners just played dot to dot on a map to link all the local hills together, this results in an exciting roller coaster route through some really picturesque parts of Sussex and Kent. The climbs of note are Pillows Mounds Hill, Kidds Hill, Groombridge and Cobb Lane.

Photographers it seems love the areas with an abundance of gravity they say it produces the best photos, they are right judging by past coverage by Avelo Images of the cyclosportives SRS Events run.

It is the perfect Cyclosportive; the event to do to test your early season fitness. With a great social feel to the whole day it's an event not to missIt makes sense to sign up to this event as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. With years of experience in the creation of cycling events SRS Events has created an event, which truly is a Classic, a cycling challenge par excellence. All three routes of the Springtime Classic have excellent feed stations. As well as the standard energy foods feed stations have a good selection of savoury foods such as sausage rolls should your taste buds be getting bored with sweet things.

Main Feed stations have access to toilets and all offer a safe place to wait. Qualified medics with an ambulance are on route should you need medical attention with Mechanics and a few broom wagons also available. The headquarters of this event is again based at Oakmeeds College in the Centre of Burgess Hill, which has all the amenities a cyclosportive rider might need. There are already over 500 riders entered and as entry levels tend to peak in the weeks just before the event it is advisable to enter soon to avoid disappointment.

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