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Entries Now Open for the 2015 Chiltern 100 - the "Most Challenging Sportive Close to the Capital"

by Nick Gregory

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The Chiltern 100 - "the most challenging sportive close to the capital" - is set to take place on 31 May 2015. The ride, which is organised by Human Race in partnership with the Verulam Cycling Club of St Albans, has opened for general entry with high demand expected following a sell-out event in 2014. 

Human Race added the Chiltern 100 to their sportive portfolio in June of this year. Other events in the Human Race Sportive Series include the Wiggle Dragon Ride, Financial Times London Cycle Sportive and the Wiggle Etape Cymru

The Chiltern 100 offers two route options including the Gran Fondo, which covers 177km of stunning Chilterns scenery as riders challenge themselves with almost 2,700 metres of climbing. The route will not only test the riders' physical strength but also their mental resilience with a gruelling 22 hills across the course. 


The slightly shorter Medio Fondo covers 122km with 1,897 metres of testing climbs, and is an excellent course for anyone building up confidence around the route. 

Those that participate will benefit from ample parking at the venue, an increased number of motorcycle marshals ensuring a safe and enjoyable sportive, feed stations manned by experienced cyclists, mechanical support, results via text and medals handed out at the finish line. 

Chiltern 100 also raises vital funds for its official charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate Cancer UK focus their efforts on supporting men, providing information, funding research into the tests, treatments and causes of the disease, and on leading change to raise awareness and improve care. 

Nick Rusling, CEO of Human Race, said: "The point of difference to the Chiltern 100 is that it offers the most challenging route of any sportive close to London. The event has been developed through the passion and commitment of The Verulam and it is great to be able to work with them on one of the 'must do' sportives in the UK."


Doug Driscoll, Chairman of Verulam Cycling Club of St Albans, said: "We are delighted to have joined with Human Race on the Chiltern 100 again in 2015. The partnership allows us to increase rider capacity in the sportive while ensuring that the riders still have a fantastic time." 

Driscoll continued: "The partnership also helps to raise vital funds for The Verulam, an invaluable resource for grassroots cycling in the St Albans area. The 2014 edition of the ride was fantastic and I have no doubt that it will be even more outstanding in 2015!" 

To register for your spot on the Chiltern 100 Sportive, please visit