Event: 23 June 2013
The Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive is a cycling event which starts and finishes in the the heart of Burgess Hill. With three different routes of various mileage entrants can choose a route to suit their present fitness levels. The three routes of the Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive are:
- The Classic Route @ 87 miles
- The Challenge Route @ 60 miles
- The Tour route @ 47 miles
All the routes of the Etape du Sussex start off travelling through the pleasant rolling roads of Ditchling Common and Chailey Common. Although not the hilliest cyclosportive in the SRS Events series of cyclosportives the Etape du Sussex does have a few hills to conquer.
It is fair to say that the Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive, to use a football turn of phrase is a game of two halves. Most of the major hills are in the first half of the route based in the beautiful area of Ashdown Forest which is in the first 25 miles of all the routes on this cyclosportive. On this event riders will be pleased to know that the more gradual ascents in the Ashdown Forest have been chosen with riders rewarded with a fast descent of the infamous Kidds Hill.
The further riders travel on the routes of the Etape du Sussex the flatter the routes get, meaning that some thought will have to go into riding the routes especially on the longest route the Classic if a gold standard award is what’s coveted. Sportident the popular timing company will be electronically timing each entrant. After the event entrants will be able to download a certificate. The certificate will list their time and the achievement standard they met.
Different achievement standard targets will be given for men and women and for different age groups. Feed stations around the routes will give riders a chance to refuel their bodies and prepare for the next part of the ride. Mechanics will be on call should riders have mechanical issues and a broom wagon will be available fo anybody that can’t make it back Sponsors Avelo Images will be arranging free image downloads of photography taken on the event and Riders will also receive a free Race inner tube form Continental Tyres which retails at over £4,50.
All the usual high standards by SRS Events can be expected on this event which has a special town centre start and finish in the heart of Burgess hill shopping area. Free Snack meal after the ride will be available to riders giving riders a chance to socialise after the ride and compare times etc. Various reduced entries are still available along with further reductions for group entries of four or more. Riders who enter the Etape du Sussex Cycloportive will be entitled to 10% off the standard price of future cyclosportives organised by SRS Events in 2013.
It’s not too late to enter but get your entry in as soon as possible. Closing date for entries is the 20 June so click here to enter today!
Go to the SRS events website to find out more. http://www.srs-events.cc