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Last Chance To Join New Closed Circuit Sportive The Thruxton 100

by Nick Gregory

New closed circuit ride the Thruxton 100 ride takes place this weekend (Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 September) and it's not too late to take part. Online registration closes at 9pm on Wednesday 4 September, or you can download a form and register on the day.

The traffic-free event, run by children's charity Action Medical Research at the famous Thruxton Motor Circuit in Hampshire, will allow its riders to focus purely on their cycling, working hard to log a top time. Covering 100 miles is approximately 42 laps and all riders will be timed. 

The event coincides with the charity's 24-hour cycling challenge RIDE24 which sees teams of four and solo riders racing night and day to travel the greatest distance in 24 hours. 

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The Action team promises to spoil riders with access to massage, hot food, sports nutrition from High5, mechanical support and, for those who want to make a weekend of it, on-site camping is available. 

The Thruxton circuit is the fastest race track in the UK and one of the longest. The layout follows the lines of the perimeter road. It's a challenge no matter what mode of transport you choose to lap in. The combination of long sweeping corners and tighter 'complex' and club chicane are unique and reward the brave. 

Less experienced riders should allow up to 10 hours to finish the course. There are three start time options to choose from: 

* Join the RIDE24 racers at the starting line on Saturday 7 September at 2pm for your 100 mile challenge
* For the night-riders, sign up for the very special 10pm start Nocturne ride through the hours of darkness!
* For the early-birds, rock up on Sunday 8 September for a 7am start. 

Funds raised will go to Action Medical Research, a UK-wide charity saving and changing children's lives through medical research. 

Entry to this unique sportive is £50. Free parking is also available.

For more information and to register, visit 

Alternatively, contact Sarah Stevenson on 01273 735788 or


6th September 2013 9:52am wrote:

£50 for going round and round some boring circuit for 100 miles, you would need to pay me £50 at least to do that..
6th September 2013 2:45pm wrote:

only a none cyclist would post a comment like thye above.