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The Burgess Hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive

18/03/2012 - Burgess Hill , Sussex , UK - Sportive

Rating: 95.0% based on 2 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 89.2% based on 44 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 86.580%

Ptol Slattery wrote:

Excellent Ride, really well done... There were 3 bits that had very badly deformed road surface that was marked on paper map as caution, for those I would have special "DANGER" signs, or better still ask the local council to repair the roads??? - Did you see they were marked in white paint on the road as a 40MPH speed limit??? - Yes just before the Ford / little river in the road hairpin???

Otherwise I would prefer bike helmets to be voluntary & at user discretion / choice. There is currently no UK law that insists on bike helmets on very quiet country roads... On a typical 103 mile sportive, I find that I ride alone for about 80 to 90 miles & maybe in a two or a three for maybe 10 miles here & there for 1/2 mile to a mile at a time as everyone has different paces either on flat / uphill or downhill.

Even at the start there are rarely more than 20 riders for more than a few minutes... As you say... It's NOT a race, it's a fun bike ride & i feel that helmets should be voluntary but highly recommneded as opposed to mandatory... This is what the BHF London to Brighton do with 27,000 riders & many other charity events / organised bike rides do the same...

You will probably find that 95% of people will still wear helmets, but personally i cycle about 3,000 to 4,000 miles per year on quiet country lanes & i never wear a bike helmet, or a snowboarding helmet for that matter...

Please can you consider this for future events & i would be more likely to want to enter them, especially in the heat of summer!

Thnaks for organising a great event... I successfully managed The Wall & all other climbs, except for Cob Hill where I regret to have suffered the walk of shame!
Cheers

Best Wishes

Ptol Slattery


Rated Event: 91.020%

wrote:

Superbly well organized event that has improved year on year. Sign on was super efficient, on route signage abundant and clear, great views and testing course. All-in-all superb. SRS events now one of the best sportive organizers in the UK.


Rated Event: 99.900%

wrote:

Excellently organised event !!! - well organised and smoothly run

next time it may be easier if i was not the only idiot on a 73'' fixed wheel !! - but only had to walk up 2/3rds of Cob lane - got up everything else.


Rated Event: 99.900%

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Rated Event: 85.470%

wrote:

Friendly and efficient, what more could you ask for?
Good signage which was taken down very soon after the event not left as an eyesore for days.
If I had a quibble it's queues for loos.
Well done


Rated Event: 96.570%

wrote:

A well organised event over a really beautiful and challenging course. I liked the timing tags around the neck rather than fiddling with putting chips on the bike. The signage was spot on and the feed stops well stocked. Overall a brilliant event, thank you!


Rated Event: 97.680%

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I really enjoyed my ride on the day. It would have nice for someone to fill in the massive pothole just before the bridge at the foot of pull up on Cobb Hill Lane. Felt like I nearly broke my shoulders hitting that.


Rated Event: 95.460%

wrote:

It was a great day, well organised, well marshalled, great food stops and the weather was fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved.


Rated Event: 97.680%

wrote:

Great, really enjoyed it. A bit of a wake -up call after cycling -free winter months.


Rated Event: 97.680%

cordery wrote:


Rated Event: 83.250%

wrote:

very enjoyable. would echo first feed stop comments. Also I would have liked some water when I got back as I had run out. Water was there to buy, but it would be nice to for there to be something for free given the quality of stuff at the feed stops.


Rated Event: 84.360%

wrote:

Great organisation and a fantastic route. Very well signed - the best of all sportives for ease of navigation. Will be doing the other SRS events having done this one. Good work


Rated Event: 83.250%

wrote:

Highly enjoyable event (except the 22% Col de Cobb Lane!), with really good organisation. The first feed stop at 36 miles (halfway) was later than ideal - 10 miles earlier would have been better; showers at the finish would also have been good. These are both merely areas for improvement rather than problems though, and this was one of the best events I've done.


Rated Event: 77.700%

NickT wrote:

Very nice event and well organised, I would do it again. Minor area's of improvement would be:
- more toilets at the start (a 20 minutes queue)
- at the Hever stop - more water and sports drink containers here, I used my own powder as the sports drink was being refilled and then there was a long queue, one of the two water containers was also empty. This meant that my stop was longer than intended as it added to my normal faff time!
- the final run in is a bit urban and car centric, which leaves the wrong last impression of an otherwise very beautiful rural route.


Rated Event: 75.480%

wrote:

Nice event. Well organised and some good improvements on last year. Seems they have listened to changed things for the better.

Pretty nice route. Some good hills for this early in the season. It kept you working hard right the way to the end on some underlating roads.


Rated Event: 91.020%

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Rated Event: 82.140%

wrote:

A good event. As others have said it took a little while to get going (if you're going to the effort of stopping traffic then make it worth while!). Lovely route, well signed, really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why you had to dib at all 3 food stops (regardless of the route you did) and the signs at the second stop were confusing (as I approached the roundabout I saw a sign for straight on and right!). Only other thing was the handout at sign in. Good stuff, but once I've got all my kit together and left the car all I want is my number and chip, not another A4 envelope. Could that have been posted out before?

Still, I don't want to sound like I'm just complaining, I'm a picky person by nature. It was a good ride, great route (very pretty and challenging) and I would recommend it.


Rated Event: 75.480%

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Event excellent, course; some really nice scenery, a good rol out aside from a few sharp climbs out of the blue (LOVELY), was well signed, but somehow some people got lost, cut the course by 5 miles and hence posted false finishing times (FACT). I finished in 4.14 (long course) BUT my mate finished in in approx 10 minutes less less time, but he cut the course (accidently with several other people cos they got lost!) by about 5 miles (cycle computer total distance). When i came in at the end he was already in, and i was like HOW, WHAT THE ECK, and THATS IMPOSIBILE! as he had never passed me since "dropping him" (accidently). Maybey more marshalling at "accidental course cutting points" or more signs for next year. LOL. Aside from that well done to the organisers for course layout and controlling the weather. Oh as other people have said; what was that about the feed station distances, very weird.


Rated Event: 84.360%

wrote:

Cracking ride, non-stop bumpy hills with a couple of testers in there; wouldn't have minded feeding a bit earlier than 40 miles in, but the cake (espec. the lemon cake yum) was great! All helped by great Spring sunshine.
Overall a great event, nice early-season leg-stretcher, will def. keep an eye out for it next year.


Rated Event: 73.260%

wrote:

I'm not sure why it took so long to get going at the beginning and the feed stops were oddly spaced (nothing until 40 and then two more only 10 miles apart) but these were small niggles. Overall it was an excellent event. Nice cake and drink at the stops. Free tea and pasta. SiS bottle and bag. Chip timed. And a lovely course with some nice hills.





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