Preview: Hell of the West CX Sportive

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Date: 30th September 2012
Venue: Parke Estate, Dartmoor UK

Dust off your ‘cross bikes! The KinesisUK 'Hell of the West' Cyclo-X Sportive will show that there’s a lot more to Dartmoor than epic views and ponies. We get the latest on the exciting CX sportive. 

Badged as a Cyclo-X Sportive the Hell of the West is also open to riders on 26ers, 29ers and maybe even the odd 650b. It's a 'ride what you've got' 100km epic that should be etched on riders' brains for a lifetime.

KinesisUK will be bringing their new Kinesis CX bikes, and the Kinesis Morvelo Project team aim to set some fast Strava segment times. The National Trust are hosting the event from the lovely Parke Estate in Devon whilst PacificHealth are providing Accelerade and R4 sport drinks to give riders a much needed boost during and after the event.

Event organiser SpikePR’s Simon Young said, “We’ve got a truly memorable course that is not only scenic, but varied and challenging”. “If you want a fast time you’ll have to really work hard for it!” Backed up with with some great prizes for entrants and finishers alike it’s shaping up to become the new classic Dartmoor event"

The 'need to know'

Date: Sunday 30th September

Start / Finish: Parke Estate, Nr Bovey Tracey in Devon

The start will be a neutralized mass start so leave yourself time to get registered and ready to ride.

Feed: There’ll be feed stations at half way (approx 50km) with water, energy drink and light food but you need to be prepared for a long day in the saddle.

Tech: Don’t ride without tools, tubes and some food. We’ll get a tech wagon out on course and a broom wagon to cater for bike deaths but assume self sufficiency and you’ll be covered.

Estimated route times: Gold: <6 Hours, Silver: <7.5 hours, Bronze: <9 hours.

How do you enter: Entry available on British Cycling Entry fee : £27

Age restrictions: Minimum 16 years (parental consent required at registration)

Sign on: Available on Saturday 30th from 15:00 until 18:00 or on the day from 07:00 until 08:30.

For more details and to enter online go here