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PUNCHEUR Sportive

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

Previous Years Event Ratings

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: 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!


Rated Event: 91.020%

wrote:

Really top event for a first effort. Pity about the behaviour of motorists on Ditchling Beacon, one of whom brought down a rider in front of me through poor driving. A great day out on the bike with good weather and excellent spirit from all the riders. Many thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this a success.


Rated Event: 97.680%

wrote:

My first sportive and what an introduction! Signing on was a bit of a scrum, but apart from that it was all absolutely brilliant. Really enjoyed the day (even though I spent it being passed like I was standing still - which actually I wasn't very often!) and was frustrated that I missed my target time, but will be back next year, having trained more over the winter and trying even harder!


Rated Event: 99.900%

Mitre wrote:

What a fantastic route, it had everything, hills, flat, minimum traffic, beautiful countryside and the finale on Ditchling beacon. Wow. an incredible day on the bike. The times were set just about right, all achievable but you did have to work for it. Looking forward to next year already.


Rated Event: 91.020%

wrote:

Terrific sportive - one of the best in the UK (and I've done lots of them from the Tour du Caledonia to the Southern Sportive ). Well organised and a truly fantastic route with a bit of everything thrown in. Only one sign was missing (i.e. one at the foot of Ditchling Beacon stating "cycling event in progress - consider alternative route"). I say this because I think some car drivers were impatient and irritable about being inconvenienced for a few minutes.

Feeding stationwas not only well-placed but also well stocked (Catford Cycling Club could learn a lot from the organisers and sponsors of thei event).

Verdict - I don't think it gets better than this. Well done organisers - I can't wait for next year!


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

Great Course and event. But what made the difference was the way we were looked after at the finish.The catering and goodwill were exemplary.
And another thing the Swiss Rolls at the feed stop were inspired,I haven't seen a chocolate Swiss Roll for many years so it was like falling in love again( it will never last).





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