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Essex Behemoth Sportive

12/07/2014 - Billericay, Essex - Multi-Day

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The Essex Behemoth is a brand-new beast of a ride; in fact, there's nothing like it in the South-East. This is a weekend sportive for the hardest of cyclists, with two serious back-to-back days in the saddle, in territory you've not likely ridden before. Totalling over 380 Kilometres, and just under 3000 metres of climbing, this gruelling event goes through some of the most beautiful villages in Essex such as Finchingfield and Great Thurlow, along wonderful undulating roads virtually devoid of traffic. There are some stings in the Behemoth-tail too, where the organisers have actively sought out the best hills to add to the hurt! 

The event sets off from a great new venue - Barleylands - just outside Billericay. On arrival on the Saturday morning you'll be taken through the fast-track booking-on system, so you're ready to go as early as possible. You'll be directed round the western loop for Day 1 via clear signage and supported with a gpx track, and turn-by-turn instructions if you need them. 

Numerous feedstops will keep you going through 186 Kilometres to the finish, where the organisers will be ready to serve you with a great Italian pasta-feast and on-site entertainment before you settle down in the tented village to rest and prepare for your biggest effort on the Sunday. 

After a hearty continental breakfast made for cyclists, you'll set off again on an even longer, 194km loop - this time to picturesque east Essex, travelling through villages such as Steeple Bumpstead and Stoke-by-Nayland. On arrival back at the finish you'll receive your accumulated time for the whole event. To add to the occasion, photographers en-route will snap you as you pass, to mark your epic feat. 

The ride is supported by on site maintenance facilities taking care of all your bike needs pre/post the ride. Riders are encouraged to stay on-site on the Saturday night to soak up the atmosphere so bring your tent to pitch in the tented village. Alternatively, if you would like to overnight on the Friday night beforehand or the Saturday then a special discounted rate at the nearby Holiday Inn is available. 

The Behemoth is a testing ride for the seasoned cyclist. There are not many occasions where you can do back-to-back sportives, and this really tests your mettle over the second day. Are you one of those cyclists who get stronger or weaker over distance? You're not sure - then take on the Behemoth and find out - it's a monster!

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Barleylands
Address Line 2 Billericay
Town Billericay
County Essex
Postcode Essex
Organiser Details
Name Behemoth
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County Antrim

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