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10/03/2013 - Ditchling, East Sussex - Sportive

Rating: 96.3% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 91.9% based on 32 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

DanTweed wrote:

superbly well organised. The chocolate brownies at the feed station were to die for. The signage was faultless. Marshalls were polite and extremely helpful. All round a top notch effort. My time was disgracefully slow but I enjoyed the event immensely and will ride again next year. Most importantly, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Rated Event: 95.556%

ScottTheobold wrote:

This was a superb event and one I'll attend every year from now on. It has a great atmosphere and you feel very well looked after from the moment you turn up to a brilliant post ride recovery hot chocolate, pasta and brownies. The route has something for everyone, some amazing downhills, punchy hills, then a long climb up the Beacon at the end. There was a real buzz around the course, lots of chatty people, very friendly. I couldn't recommend the event enough to people.

Rated Event: 96.667%

PaulNorman1 wrote:

A really good early season test on a well thought out route. Would recommend it.

Rated Event: 98.889%

MattG wrote:

Great event, well signed, friendly staff. Really good food too.

Rated Event: 94.444%

StuartTrevithick wrote:

Overall great event +++

Rated Event: 92.222%

mgbrsl wrote:

This event continues to evolve with improved rider facilities every year and coupled with variable early season weather makes for a great but testing ride.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 76.667%

JonathanHobby wrote:

Very friendly and a great route. A good day out in spite of the weather. A good early season test. I hope to be back next year.

Rated Event: 85.556%


Great event would do again, hopefully in better weather.

Rated Event: 73.333%

RobertTDF wrote:

Well organised. Quality food available from the whole food co-op sponsor Infinity Foods. On a different planet to the white bread, margarine and a slice of processed ham sandwich type of food you sometimes get on other sportives.
Excellent, varied route.

Rated Event: 90.000%

greerp wrote:

Well organised and great route. Reasonable price.

Rated Event: 86.667%

MartinKostolny wrote:

Weather was draining a lot of energy from many riders.

Rated Event: 91.111%

PaulGissing wrote:

First sportive and what a way to start (weather was so cold and wet).
Great day and so well organised from start to finish.
Will be back next year Thank you to all.

Rated Event: 81.111%

tobybull wrote:

OK, it rained hard and the wind blew for the duration of the ride, but that's what you get when you enter a Sportive in the first week of March.

But overall the Puncheur is a great route, rolling and fast with the Ditchling Beacon climb at the end. It was also run by a super friendly and enthusiastic team with a great bowl of pasta at the end.

Only grumble were that the facilities were a little rudimentary though. But that was probably exaggerated by the weather.

Overall, I can't wait to ride it again on a sunny, dry day!

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%


Rated Event: 88.800%


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: 87.690%


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: 93.240%


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.

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