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PUNCHEUR Sportive 2014

02/03/2014 - Ditchling, East Sussex - Sportive

Rating: 94.9% based on 7 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 92.6% based on 38 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 87.690%

wrote:

Great event - minor quibbles 1) that feed stop could have done with something savoury and 2) the turn signs were too small to read from any distance (a couple of warning signs leading up to sharp turns after fast, flat sections might also have been good). But those are minor quibbles...


Rated Event: 98.790%

mikepeacock wrote:

A really good early season ride that lived up to high expectations. I will certainly do the Puncheur again. I particlarly liked the use of TWITTER and the extremely quick availability of the results.


Rated Event: 97.680%

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Rated Event: 88.800%

wrote:

Very smoothly operated. Excellent course, but don't be fooled by the description....this is still hilly! Medal times mark this out as a more 'serious' event, but don't be put off as it is very sociable and friendly.


Rated Event: 97.680%

wrote:

Tough early season route with a sting in the tail at Ditchling Beacon. Excellent organisation and very freindly team on the day. Route is well designed to avoid traffic issues.


Rated Event: 93.240%

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Rated Event: 95.460%

jamespiggot wrote:

Great event, really enjoyed it!


Rated Event: 95.460%

baggies2354 wrote:

Loved the ride, the easterly made it a struggle at times but the route was great, iIf only the Beacon could be closed for the morning. Organisation and friendliness of everyone was spot on and would love to try again next year.


Rated Event: 85.470%

cordery wrote:


Rated Event: 95.460%

John Wakeman wrote:

Great organisation before and during the event, friendly and helpful team. Just one comment re the signage - orange/black doesn't always work for red-green colour blind people like me, especially in the bright sunlight (I know that's not guaranteed!) - blue/white or yellow/white yellow/black would be much more visible. Hope to be back next year and improve from bronze to silver (at least)!


Rated Event: 88.800%

Don Menzies wrote:

Great event. Fair climbs particularly finishing at the top of the Beacon. Great food at end - Pasta and cakes. V friendly staff. Highly redcommended. Will definitely ride again


Rated Event: 99.900%

tim211162 wrote:

Really enjoyed Puncheur at the weekend, great idea having Infinity Food available at the start (it was cold and porridge went down well). Good flowing course just as described by the organisers and as challenging as you wanted it to be. Liked the post ride food available and general friendliness of everyone involved from timing chip guy at the top of the beacon to the people signing us on at the start - thanks to all - would def recommend, although next time please not so cold!


Rated Event: 98.790%

wrote:

Superbly run event, small friendly and a challenge this early in the year. Can't be faulted. Ditchling Beacon at the end is a real sting in the tail. Love it.


Rated Event: 94.350%

nigelleggatt wrote:

First time at the Puncheur. Great little event. Fab organisation and pre-event comms. Great idea to link up with local cafe to provide healthy food at the start, the feed station and the end. Freezing cold day, but great event all the same. I'll be back next year.


Rated Event: 81.030%

wrote:

Very well organised and the best feed station I've ever stopped at, I didn't want to leave!!


Rated Event: 93.240%

wrote:

Excellent event - well signed and the feed stops were well stocked. Will be back next year!


Rated Event: 96.570%

wrote:

Had a great time, well organised and a good route


Rated Event: 97.680%

Mark Harding wrote:

Great event. I wasnt sure why the event was named the Puncheur, but now I do. The profile looked flat but the rolling climbs had a real punch. Lewis, his family and friends put on a great event. I had a great day out!


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

This was my first Sportive ever!. It took me well over 5 hours but i'm hooked.


Rated Event: 98.790%

wrote:

Great event - bit of a queue for the loo but after that it was pretty much perfect!





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