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Start date:
Sun, 31st Aug 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit
Claypit Lane, Westerton, Chichester, PO18 0PX
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Event promoted by:
Biking Belles Chichester Ladies ( website )
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Event website:
Event organiser:
Miss Val Harper
Cheques payable to:
Biking Belles Grand Prix
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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.
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
31 Aug 14 08:00 The Biking Belles Challenge --- --- 112km / 70m
31 Aug 14 08:00 The Flying Belles --- --- 80km / 50m
31 Aug 14 08:00 The Starting Belles --- --- 56km / 35m

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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





Event Location:

Claypit Lane,
PO18 0PX

Ride: The Biking Belles Challenge

Online entry closed 8 months 29 days 20 hours 41 minutes 49 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
31 Aug 14 08:00 112km / 70m --- 100

Ride: The Flying Belles

Online entry closed 8 months 29 days 20 hours 41 minutes 49 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
31 Aug 14 08:00 80km / 50m --- 100

Ride: The Starting Belles

Online entry closed 8 months 29 days 20 hours 41 minutes 49 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
31 Aug 14 08:00 56km / 35m --- 200

months ago


Posted 06/08/2014

The sportive briefings will take place at 7.30am at the sportive registration area.


Departure times as follows:

70m - departs between 8am - 8.30am

50m - departs between 8.30am - 9am

35m - departs between 9am - 9.30am

70m route

Posted 13/02/2014

Plus one lap of the Goodwood motor circuit


Due to some gravelly lanes we have had to amend the route slightly, as follows:


50m route

Posted 13/02/2014

You will complete one lap of the Goodwood motor circuit then leave to follow this route...



35m route

Posted 13/02/2014

Here's the 35m route, in addition to this you will complete one lap of the circuit before leaving to complete the route in the surrounding countryside




There is a small section of this route which has, at the moment, loose stones on the lane, as you turn off the Chilgrove road towards the Mardens. All participants will be emailed prior to the event date and there will be clear signs warning of any problems ahead.

months ago

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

Date: 29/08/2014 13:16

Source: 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
  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.
  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