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Westerley Summer Sizzler

28/07/2013 - Chalfont St Peter / Chilterns - Sportive

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A tough, hilly route round some of the steeper and bigger hills in the Chilterns.  It's based on one of our regular club training runs, which is called 'the hilly route'!

There are two distances: 120km and 75km

The longer version is based on the famous 'hilly route' devised by our club coach, Tom Newman.  This is one of the harder club runs which we use as a winter training ride.  It is a tough ride with several big hills which are challenging individually but build up to make a demanding ride.  However there is a very pleasant last 20km or so to look forward to, which is mostly downhill.  It is just under 120km in length (72 miles) with almost 1600m (5225ft) of climbing.
The main hills are Winter Hill, Frieth Hill, Bolter End, Bledlow Ridge, Kop Hill, Longdown Hill, Lodge Hill, Hale Wood Hill and The Hale.

Kop Hill is probably the hardest.  For those who don't know it, it's a hill very much in the British tradition, where the road just heads straight up the ridge with no messing around with switchbacks or hairpins.  It's used by vintaqe car clubs for their hill climb competitions (hence the lines across the road you might notice as you pass).  Coming as it does after several other large climbs, there are likely to be some people, especially those with racing gears on, who end up walking parts of it.  

There's also a shorter version of the Sizzler.  This is 75km long and includes several of the big climbs, such as Winter Hill, Freith Hill, Fingest Lane, Bradenham Woods Lane, Hatches Lane and Bottrells Lane).  But, for the mostpart, they tend to be less steep than those on the longer version: some long gradual climbs where you can find a rhythm and maintain a decent speed.   Nevertheless, with 860m /2820ft of ascent, it still offers a challenge.

Entries via our website or on the day if there are still spaces.



Event Website http://www.westerley-cycling.org.uk/reliability-ride-sportive/summer-sizzler

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Scout Hut
Address Line 2 Gravel Hill
Town Chalfont St Peter
County Buckinghamshire
Postcode SL9 9QX
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details



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