Event URN:
308531
Start date:
Sun, 22nd Jun 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Venue:
Oakmeeds Community College
Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EA
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Event website:
http://www.srs-events.cc/event5/event-details.htm
Event organiser:
Mr Rupert Rivett
PO Box 5198
Brighton
BN50 9XB
07771 928201
srs.events@ntlworld.com
Info for Riders:
The Etape du Sussex embraces the wonderful countryside of East and West Sussex. The event starts and finishes in the centre of Burgess Hill.

There are three stunning routes to choose from to test all abilities. All routes start off relatively flat before heading into the Ashdown Forest area where most of the major hills for all three routes reside.
It's fair to say that the Etape du Sussex is a ride of two halves, with the first half being much hillier than the second half. This difference in terrain on route means that to set your best time on the Etape du Susse and get that coverted gold standard, you have to gauge where you personally can make up the most time. Do you go fast in the first half, climbing the hills as quickly as possible and then hope you can keep the speed in your legs for the rest of the route. Or do you take it slightly easier on the hills in the first half, to be able to put your maximum effort into the flatter roads in the second half back to the finish ?
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
22 Jun 14 08:00 CLASSIC ROUTE 87 MILES --- --- 140km / 87m
22 Jun 14 08:30 CHALLENGE ROUTE 60 MILES --- --- 96km / 60m
22 Jun 14 09:00 TOUR ROUTE 47 MILES --- --- 76km / 47m

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The Etape du Sussex embraces the wonderful countryside of East and West Sussex. The event starts and finishes in the centre of Burgess Hill. 

 

There are three stunning routes to choose from to test all abilities. All routes start off relatively flat before heading into the Ashdown Forest area where most of the major hills for all three routes reside. 

It's fair to say that the Etape du Sussex is a ride of two halves, with the first half being much hillier than the second half. This difference in terrain on route means that to set your best time on the Etape du Susse and get that coverted gold standard, you have to gauge where you personally can make up the most time.  Do you go fast in the first half, climbing the hills as quickly as possible and then hope you can keep the speed in your legs for the rest of the route. Or do you take it slightly easier on the hills in the first half, to be able to put your maximum effort into the flatter roads in the second half back to the finish ?

A popular cyclosportive event that starts in the centre of the Burgess Hill where British cycling members can get a discount on entry via the British cycling on-line entry page. 

Event Location:

Station Road,
Burgess Hill,
West Sussex,
RH15 9EA

Ride: CLASSIC ROUTE 87 MILES

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Online entry closed 10 months 7 days 2 hours 13 minutes 10 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
22 Jun 14 08:00 140km / 87m --- ---

Ride: CHALLENGE ROUTE 60 MILES

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Online entry closed 10 months 7 days 2 hours 13 minutes 10 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
22 Jun 14 08:30 96km / 60m --- ---

Ride: TOUR ROUTE 47 MILES

Online entry closed 10 months 7 days 2 hours 13 minutes 10 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
22 Jun 14 09:00 76km / 47m --- ---

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