Biking Belles Sportives at Goodwood Motorcircuit

Cycle Sportive , Chichester – Sunday, 31 Aug 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

311675

Start Date:

Sun, 31st Aug 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, Claypit Lane, Westerton, Chichester, PO18 0PX
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Event promoted by:

Biking Belles Chichester Ladies (website)

Event Website:

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Biking Belles Grand Prix

Event Overview

The Biking Belles Grand Prix

at the Goodwood Motor Circuit, West Sussex

Sunday August 31, 2014

'an important cycling event for women and an important fundraising event for women's charities'

This will be a fantastic event and the first of its kind at Goodwood.

The Chichester based ladies cycling club, The Biking Belles have joined forces with British Cycling who bring with them years of experience.

Entries will be accepted on the day but the cost will increase by £5 per entry.

The event opens at 8am with three sportives (35, 50 and 70 miles), all competitiors will do one lap of the Goodwood circuit and then leave to complete their sportives in the surrounding Sussex area.

Following their departure, the circuit will open at about 10am to the general public (women only) to cycle around and receive training from British Cycling.

As from 1pm we have the Elite National Womens Racing  - the highlight of the day and we are hoping for top women cyclists to enter. The first race will be the Lady March Grand Prix.

Early bird entries are now being accepted online at the British Cycling website: www.britishcyling.org.uk

We’re selling retail space at the circuit and are hoping local businesses will get involved and support this local event.

 The event is supporting Boot Out Breast Cancer - www.bootoutbreastcancer.org.uk. A great little charity run by a team of enthusiastic women raising funds for much needed equipment in the treatment of breast cancer

The sportives departure times are as follows:

70m route - 8am - 8.30am

50 m route - 8.30am - 9am

35m route - 9am - 9.30am

There will be a sportive briefing at 7.30am at the sportive registration desk.

For further details please contact:

Val Harper

Event Organiser

Mobile: 07824 605317

Email: val@bikingbelles.co.uk

Web: www.bikingbelles.co.uk

 



 

 

Info for Riders

Three sportives on offer: 35, 50 or 70 miles starting off by doing one lap of the motor circuit and then off around the lanes from Goodwood over to Compton areas.


The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
31/08/14 08:00 The Biking Belles Challenge - 112 km 112km / 70 miles
31/08/14 08:00 The Flying Belles - 80 km 80km / 50 miles
31/08/14 08:00 The Starting Belles - 56 km 56km / 35 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride The Biking Belles Challenge
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 31/08/14 08:00 0 laps / 112km / 70m 100
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Ride The Biking Belles Challenge
Sun 31/08/14 - 08:00
112km / 70 miles
Est. Field Size: 100
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Ride The Flying Belles
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 31/08/14 08:00 0 laps / 80km / 50m 100
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Ride The Flying Belles
Sun 31/08/14 - 08:00
80km / 50 miles
Est. Field Size: 100
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Ride The Starting Belles
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 31/08/14 08:00 0 laps / 56km / 35m 200
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£25.00)
Ride The Starting Belles
Sun 31/08/14 - 08:00
56km / 35 miles
Est. Field Size: 200
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£25.00)

50m sportive risk assessment (inc part of the 70m sportive also)

Posted 29/08/2014 - Val Harper

50m and 70m Grand Prix sportives – Risk Assessment – 2014

To note: the 50m and 70m routes are together until they reach 27m which is in South Harting. Here they part company.

2.4m is the distance of the circuit, depart the circuit as follows:

 

Start your clock at 0 miles at exit of the motor circuit.

  1. Turn left at exit of motor circuit 
  2. .22m straight across the roundabout. Signs just before the roundabout and at the roundabout and after
  3. 2.1m turn right – x2 signs at the turning (50&70)
  4. 3.7m at crossroads put reminder signs to go straight on (50&70)
  5. Midway along this road put reminder signs (50&70)
  6. 5.9m at T junction turn left signs for 50 & 70. We also need the large ‘Cycle Event Signs’ put as motorists approach from the left / Halnaker direction
  7. 7.8m x2 signs on the bus stop sign (50 & 70)
  8. 10.1m on the school sign x2 signs (50 & 70)
  9. 10.9m a reminder sign along the Duncton straight, before the main left hand turning and a stake at the turning (50&70)
  10. 12.4m left turn – x2 signs here
  11. 13.2m signs on the 30 mile speed limit sign (50&70)
  12. 13.6m straight on signs as a reminder (50&70)
  13. 13.9m right turn on the main big post at the 70mph sign (50&70)
  14. 14.3m reminder right arrow nr post box (50&70)
  15. 15.7m at X roads turn left on the b/w post and on the post at turning (50&70)
  16. 17.5m at X roads turn left. X2 signs on the letter box (50&70)
  17. 17.8m reminder signs on the ‘Canine Partners’ sign (50&70)
  18. 18.1m a Slow Down sign just before the narrow bridge 
  19. 18.2m a ‘Caution Cyclists’ sign in the oncoming direction no point 18 (above)
  20. 18.6m turn left at the T junction (50&70). X2 signs on a stake on the green sign at the junction
  21. Also ‘Caution Cyclists’ sign on the road approaching this junction from Midhurst
  22. 19.5m turn right onto Bell Lane and at the Bell Inn – x2 signs (50&70). We need a Marshall here.
  23. Along this lane put ‘5 miles to the Feed Station’ sign
  24. X2 signs just before this turning also (50&70)
  25. 19.8m ‘ Caution – loose stones’ sign
  26. 20.8m reminder signs (50&70)
  27. ‘Food station 5 miles’ sign along here
  28. 21.6m – there are stables / farms in this area. Please mention the sportive to them to be aware.
  29. 22.3m on the b/w post x2 reminder signs
  30. 27.2m – stables here. Please mention the sportive to them so they are aware
  31. 23.5m turn left (to Elsted). Signs on stakes (50&70). One set before and one after
  32. 24.4m turn left. X2 signs on the b/w post (50&70)
  33. 24.6m on the 70mph main sign put x2 reminder signs (50&70)
  34. Coming from Elsted and before reaching South Harting is the food station in a lay-by (photo attached). Place a Food Station here in the lay-by
  35. 25.7m on the 30mph limit sign x2 reminder signs (50&70)
  36. Straight on to South Harting village
  37. 26.6m BOTH SPORTIVES NOW SPLIT. 
  38. Follows is the remainder of the 50m sportive route ONLY…….
  39. 27.1m a reminder sign 
  40. 28m - In South Harting village left turn towards Uppark (B2146). Do NOT take the left hand fork towards Chilgrove (B2141)
  41. Right arrow sign on the central post at the two forks
  42. 29m – a straight on reminder sign
  43. Carry along this road for approx. 2 miles
  44. As you approach the Littlegreen school on your left prepare to turn right. A right turn sign is needed at approx. 29.7m on the post box and the b/w post.
  45. HERE THE 50M ROUTE JOINS THE 35M ROUTE ALL THE WAY TO WESTBOURNE FEED STATION AND FOXBURY LANE HOME AT 40m.
  46. 50m route at 40m distance goes across Common Road – Caution Cyclists sign in both directions along this main road.
  47. Cross over the road and then immediately left – left sign needed here which is the B2147
  48. At 41m turn right – and up Hares Lane which is the B2146. A right hand turn sign is needed at this junction
  49. Carry on along this road until the T junction in Funtingdon. Here turn left – a sign is needed here plus a large Cyclists beware sign coming from the right hand direction
  50. Carry along this road and take the left hand turning along Downs Road. Signs here
  51. At 43m a reminder sign and again at 44m
  52. 44.7m the riders bear left up an incline – warning signs approaching this turning and a left hand sign at the junction
  53. 46.1m is the T junction opposite the church. Warning Cyclist signs in both directions here and a right hand turn sign plus a Marshal to be located here
  54. 46.3m take the left hand fork. Sign at the turning
  55. 46.6m take the right hand turning – sign here and carry on along New Road until the roundabout. Approaching the roundabout a right hand sign
  56. Turn right at the roundabout – signs needed
  57. Carry on back to the main Goodwood entrance, turning left to the finish line which is near the sportive registration 
  58. ENDS
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70m sportive Risk Assessment

Posted 29/08/2014 - Val Harper

50m and 70m Grand Prix sportives – Risk Assessment – 2014

To note: the 50m and 70m routes are together until they reach 27m which is in South Harting. Here they part company.

2.4m is the distance of the circuit, depart the circuit as follows:

 

Start your clock at 0 miles at exit of the motor circuit.

  1. Turn left at exit of motor circuit 
  2. .22m straight across the roundabout. Signs just before the roundabout and at the roundabout and after
  3. 2.1m turn right – x2 signs at the turning (50&70)
  4. 3.7m at crossroads put reminder signs to go straight on (50&70)
  5. Midway along this road put reminder signs (50&70)
  6. 5.9m at T junction turn left signs for 50 & 70. We also need the large ‘Cycle Event Signs’ put as motorists approach from the left / Halnaker direction
  7. 7.8m x2 signs on the bus stop sign (50 & 70)
  8. 10.1m on the school sign x2 signs (50 & 70)
  9. 10.9m a reminder sign along the Duncton straight, before the main left hand turning and a stake at the turning (50&70)
  10. 12.4m left turn – x2 signs here
  11. 13.2m signs on the 30 mile speed limit sign (50&70)
  12. 13.6m straight on signs as a reminder (50&70)
  13. 13.9m right turn on the main big post at the 70mph sign (50&70)
  14. 14.3m reminder right arrow nr post box (50&70)
  15. 15.7m at X roads turn left on the b/w post and on the post at turning (50&70)
  16. 17.5m at X roads turn left. X2 signs on the letter box (50&70)
  17. 17.8m reminder signs on the ‘Canine Partners’ sign (50&70)
  18. 18.1m a Slow Down sign just before the narrow bridge 
  19. 18.2m a ‘Caution Cyclists’ sign in the oncoming direction no point 18 (above)
  20. 18.6m turn left at the T junction (50&70). X2 signs on a stake on the green sign at the junction
  21. Also ‘Caution Cyclists’ sign on the road approaching this junction from Midhurst
  22. 19.5m turn right onto Bell Lane and at the Bell Inn – x2 signs (50&70). We need a Marshall here.
  23. Along this lane put ‘5 miles to the Feed Station’ sign
  24. X2 signs just before this turning also (50&70)
  25. 19.8m ‘ Caution – loose stones’ sign
  26. 20.8m reminder signs (50&70)
  27. ‘Food station 5 miles’ sign along here
  28. 21.6m – there are stables / farms in this area. Please mention the sportive to them to be aware.
  29. 22.3m on the b/w post x2 reminder signs
  30. 27.2m – stables here. Please mention the sportive to them so they are aware
  31. 23.5m turn left (to Elsted). Signs on stakes (50&70). One set before and one after
  32. 24.4m turn left. X2 signs on the b/w post (50&70)
  33. 24.6m on the 70mph main sign put x2 reminder signs (50&70)
  34. Coming from Elsted and before reaching South Harting is the food station in a lay-by (photo attached). Place a Food Station here in the lay-by
  35. 25.7m on the 30mph limit sign x2 reminder signs (50&70)
  36. Straight on to South Harting village
  37. 26.6m BOTH SPORTIVES NOW SPLIT. 
  38. Follows the 70m route…
  39. From South Harting take the B2146 to Petersfield – reminder sign at 27m
  40. Keep on this road for approx. 3 miles – reminder signs along this route x2
  41. At the T junction place Cyclists Beware large signs coming from the Petersfield / right hand direction plus a left arrow opp the junction.
  42. 30m turn left on to The Causeway B2070 and carry on until the roundabout. 
  43. Take the first exit at the roundabout. Directional arrows before and at the roundabout and at the left hand turning
  44. This left hand turning is called Greenway Lane
  45. Carry on along this lane until the right hand turning at Kiln Lane. Take this turning. Directional signs before and at this turning.
  46. Kiln Lane is steep until 32.5m. Carry on along this lane (crossing over the S Downs Way en route). Kiln Lane changes to New Barn Lane once you cross S Downs Way. Continue along and place Reminder signs along the way
  47. New Barn Lane is long and winding
  48. At approx. 35m begin to prepare for a sharp right hand turn and uphill. Prior to this right hand turn place the yellow warning signs along the lane to drop down a gear.
  49. At this right turning junction place a right hand turning arrow prior to the turning and at the turning. Warning Cyclists large sign along this road – South Lane,in both directions warning the drivers.
  50. 36m keep on South Lane (do not take the right hand fork which is Chalton Lane), bear left still on South Lane. Directional signs here.
  51. Continue along South Lane until you reach Finchdean.
  52. Pass the pub in Finchdean, you will now start seeing 35m and 50m signs please add your 70m signs to where you see these signs – all the way to the feed station in Westbourne.
  53. From the feed station attach the 70m signs where the 35 and 50m signs are and follow them until you reach the T junction at the top of Foxbury lane (B2147).
  54. At the T junction there will be large Caution Cyclists signs in both directions – pls check they are still visible.
  55. At the T junction place a right turning sign and then a left hand turn sign. You are still on the B2147 heading towards Compton.
  56. As you pass 45m and the Church of St Peter on your left the road changes to B2146.
  57. Directional / reminder signs needed along this road.
  58. Keep on this road and carry on all the way to Compton village
  59. Once you pass the turning to the village shop take the next right hand turning. Right hand signs approaching and at the turning. Signs on pegs at the village green also (these may be removed by locals!)
  60. Carry on along this lane. In some places there are loose stones, signs needed.
  61. The lane is called Long Lane
  62. Reminder signs needed
  63. At the T junction take a right turning. Signs needed as you approach the T junction and at the T junction 
  64. Carry on for approx. 1m and you come to East marden village.
  65. At the central island put a directional sign to keep to the left. Slightly uphill road.
  66. Carry on for approx. 1m until you come to the T junction – you are joining the Chilgrove road.
  67. At this T junction turn right. Caution Cyclists large signs are needed on this busy road in both directions. Right hand turning at this junction and as you approach the T junction.
  68. Carry on along this road for approx. 4 miles. Reminder signs along this road. This is a wide road.
  69. 57.1m junction joining of the Midhurst – Chichester road, turn left. Directional signs needed prior to the junction and at the junction. Plus Caution Cyclists large signs on the Chichester approach direction.
  70. Carry on along this road, pass West Dean College / garden centre entrances for approx. 3.2m when you come to Singleton
  71. Take the Charlton Road turning. Caution Right Turn signs before the turning and Cauition Cyclists large signs in both directions prior to this turning. This turning is not the one by the pond but the one before you arrive at the pond, a back lane almost. Care at this turning – lots of signs needed.
  72. Carry on along this Charlton Road, pass the Pheasantry, Fox Runs Free pubs for approx. 2 miles.
  73. You will arrive at East Dean village pond / green at 62m. At the green put up signs turning right. The cyclists will turn right up East Dean hill
  74. At the top of the hill and at the X roads go straight across. Signs prior and at the X roads are needed. Caution Cyclists signs needed in both directions.
  75. Go straight across the X roads and down this hill (Sculpture Park Hill). Directional signs needed – approx. 2 miles
  76. Pass the Goodwood Hotel on your right and carry on to the X roads. Go straight across the X roads. Directional signs needed and Caution Cylists large signs needed in both directions along the main road (New Road)
  77. Go straight across to Westerton and carry on round until you reach the motor circuit road (Claypit Lane) junction.
  78. Directional signs needed. Turn right here and make your way back to the finish line which is at the sportive registration area.
  79. ENDS
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35 sportive risk assessment

Posted 15/08/2014 - Val Harper

35m Grand Prix sportive - Risk Assessment – 2014 Grand Prix

 Complete one lap of the circuit then exit as directed towards the main gate of the circuit. Follow the signs.

  1. Finish line – is the cobbled row near the Programme shelters
  2. X4 Arrows needed at the entrance near the Goodwood main ticket office directing towards the sportive registration area
  3. X1 marshal directing to the registration near the ticket office
  4. X1 Sportive sign opposite the exit of the circuit
  5. X1 arrow on the signpost before the roundabout and x1 on the roundabout
  6. On the Lavant straight – 35m sportive sign and x1 arrow
  7. X2 arrows – x1 on the Fordwater Road pole and x1 on Pook Lane sign, showing a left hand turning
  8. On the small Lavant roundabout x1 arrow and on the grey lamppost nr roundabout x1 arrow showing a right hand turning
  9. At 4.6m on the Midhurst sign – x1 arrow. Plus x2 Cycle Event signs, in both directions. To minimise the risk of cars jumping the roundabout
  10. Uppark brown sign – x1 arrow and x1 on the lamppost at the turning – 5.8m
  11. 7.6m – x1 straight arrow to reassure the cyclists of their route along the Chilgrove straight
  12. 8.8m another straight arrow before the Chilgrove Park Road sign
  13. 9.8m – on the 650yds sign – x1 straight arrow just before the hill (just past the pub)
  14. 10.1m on the small island at the top of the hill – x1 arrow right direction
  15. 10.9m at the left turning.x2 stakes/arrows. X1 just before and x1 opp the turning
  16. Warning: Gravely surface signs just along this lane – x2
  17. 11.7m at the right turning. X2 on a stake, at turning and just before
  18. 12.4m: x1 arrowat top of the hill and x1 after the junction on stakes
  19. 13m: ‘Descent – take care’ sign at the tight left bend. Also mention this at the briefing
  20. Compton/Harting black and white post – x1 arrow and x1 just before
  21. 13.9m at the junction. X1 right hand arrow on a stake and x1 on the lawn – all right handed. B2146 road
  22. 14.5m on the B2146 for the left turning. X1 arrow on the school sign and x1 on the b/w sign post
  23. 15m. x1 arrow on a stake as a reminder along this lane
  24. 16.7m at the left turning. X1 arrow on the right and x1 arrow opp as you turn left – both on stakes
  25. 17.7m Finchdean. X1 arrow at the Finchdean sign
  26. 17.8m. White Hill right turning. X1 arrow and stake at the turning and x1 arrow and stake plus x1 arrow before the turning
  27. 18.3m. x1 arrow at the 40m sign and x1 arrow on the Rowlands Castle signpost
  28. 18.4m at the left hand turning on to the main road – x1 arrow at the turning and x1 on the sign before the turning. Plus x2 Cycle Event signs on both sides of the road. Marshal at this junction. Medium risk area here.
  29. At the RC / Bridge area. X1 marshal located here and x3 arrows directing cyclist around the turning and up the road
  30. 20m distance -  x1 arrow on a stake
  31. At the left hand turning at the top of the hill and on to the main road – x1 marshal. Cycle Event signs – x2 on both sides of the road
  32. 21.3m. x1 arrow on the sign to say right turn and x1 arrow at the junction sign
  33. Westbourne. X1 arrow towards the T junction
  34. 22.2m – x1 marshal at the T junction in Westbourne, before reaching the parish hall. X2 arrows indicating direction to the parish hall
  35. 22.3m - Westbourne parish hall. X1 Food Station sign and Cycle Event signs x2. X2 arrows for the route out
  36. 23.2m – x1 arrow on the Foxbury Lane sign
  37. 23.5m – at the Woodmancote Lane sign – x1 arrow
  38. 23.8m – on the main road at the T junction – x2 Cycle Event signs and x1 arrow opp the turning
  39. Funtingdon road – x1 arrow along the road to remind the cyclists of the direction
  40. 25.9m – Cheesmans Lane – x1 Cycle Event Sign
  41. 25.9m Funtingdon left turning x1 arrow and x1 arrow on the sign opposite
  42. 26m – Broadley rearing unit area – x1 arrow in a stake
  43. At the West Stoke junction – x2 arrows on stakes
  44. 27.3m – x1 arrow on stake along the Lavant lane
  45. 27.9m – x1 arrow at left of bridleway
  46. 28.8m along the West lavant lane x1 arrow
  47. 29.2m – Lavant church junction. X1 marshal and x1 arrow on signpost and x2 Cycle event signs
  48. 29.4m – at the left slip road x2 arrows and poss x1 marshal
  49. 29.6m and 29.8m at the T junction – x2 arrows and x1 Cycling Event sign and x1 marshal
  50. 30m – nr the racehorse sign – x1 arrow and stake
  51. 31.5m – at the main Goodwood T junction – poss a marshal? X2 Cycle Event signs and x1 EXTRA large arrow
  52. Goodwood roundabout – x1 arrow on signpost before roundabout and x1 arrow after the roundabout

At circuit – x1 arrow to turn right and x1 marshal directing – 32.4m in total inc circuit lap

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The Biking Belles Sportives

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