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03/03/2013 - Burgess Hill Sussex, UK - Sportive

Rating: 87.5% based on 8 reviews - Rate this Event Now

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 86.7%

Dragoon Guard wrote:

Very professionally organised. Massage available too!

Rated Event: 84.4%

WayneJones wrote:

Great ride with some challenging hills. Excellent start to the season. Organisation, food and timing were great. Would definitely recommend this ride to anyone.

Rated Event: 96.7%

PhilPage wrote:

First time for this event for my wife and I and we were thoroughly impressed with the organisation, signage (apart from one slight off route detour) and the overall feel for the event, also enjoyed the camaraderie with little/no bike snobbery.

Rated Event: 98.9%

DavidBaldery wrote:

I took part in the 72 mile Classic route - very tough and some decent hills to overcome including Pillow Mounds, Kidds Hill, Groombridge Hill and my favourite (only because I managed it without taking the walk of shame) Cobb Lane Hill, in fact hills right the way through the route even after Cobb Lane when you think you are safe they just keep coming. Not a great deal of traffic on the route at this time of year either which is always good. Event organisation was very good with friendly informative staff, however it is a pain that you have to remove your cycle shoes (and waterproof shoe covers) to sign on, and even more so to get your free food and drink at the end of the event, just a slight niggle. The feed stations around the course were amazing, I stopped off at two - both of which had hot sausage rolls, cakes, sweets, bananas, gels and a whole host of other energy filled snacks and drinks to keep you going. At the second stop I was even made a warming cup of coffee (I needed a caffeine kick!). Overall a great event and as the Ashdown Forest is on my doorstep it is very likely I will sign up again next year,. Keep up the good work!

Rated Event: 85.6%

mgbrsl wrote:

A tough, well organised and friendly event

Rated Event: 83.3%

ChrisBurrows wrote:

A great day for my first sportive. I learned a lot - including how easy it is to get cramp. A bit too hilly though. Very well organised and I have booked my next sportive already.

Rated Event: 66.7%

LotteJackson wrote:

Food was pretty poor compared to other sportives I've been on. I expected something more than biscuits and cakes at the main feed stop and a roll and crisps and water at the end. Also being vegetarian there was nothing savoury at all at the feed point. The first water stop was too soon. Apart from that lovely route and well organised.

Rated Event: 97.8%

KeithMcRae wrote:

What a lovely day out, I had to switch to the shorter route on course as my speed was not going to get me round the middle route anywhere near the cut off time.

Only one issue I had with the course, although it was VERY well sign posted with a "cyclist's slow" sign, was the ford running across the road at the bottom of a very fast decent (Pillows Mound?). I know a couple of people caught out.

Other than that, very enjoyable course. The Cob was the only place I had to push, but I was riding the recumbent.

I will be back next year.

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