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The Tour of the Weald 2015

29/03/2015 - Staplehurst , Kent - Sportive

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Previous Years Rating: 82.8% based on 7 reviews

We have often been told (by our riders ! ) that the TOTW sounds very ......relaxed , like a quiet little jaunt around the country lanes ??? That maybe we should change the name to something like Murderous Uphill Challenges from Hades ? Or similar ? After all , East Hall Hill , the 1st climb of the day was the old Kent Hill Climb course until a few years ago , if you get up that ok then the 3rd climb , Pixot Hill , is easily the equal of "The Wall" over in Ashdown Forest and has had more than a few riders walking the last 100mts . And thats just two of the six main climbs  , there are other little bits of tarmac out there which rise gradually without you noticing ...at first ! Its not all about climbing though , the scenery changes constantly from woodland to open , from village to pasture ,  our very popular feed station at half-way is allways well stocked with a wide variety of cakes , sweets and other goodies . The final climb up the" Col d'Ulcombe" is 7k in total although the real incline doesnt begin until the last 2k , this is timed from the bottom to the top and the quickest man/lady will each get the Polka Dot Jersey . All riders have chip timing , we have mechanical support out on the route and our signage is specific to our Sportive and has been widely praised for being clear and concise . Having said all that the name stays the same !


Event Website http://www.runningandriding.co.uk

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Staplehurst Village Centre
Address Line 2 High Street
Town Staplehurst
County Kent
Postcode TN12 0Bj
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
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
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Sandie Hawkins
Email Email Hidden
Address Line 1 P.O.Box 479
Town Tonbridge
County Kent
Postcode TN12 0WH






This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/5952