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The Good Friday Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Folkestone – Friday, 03 Apr 2015

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Start the Easter Bank Holiday off with the Good Friday Sportive.  Take on one of the three distances on offer that take in the glorious Kent countryside.  With easy access from the M20, Folkestone Rugby Club sits on top of the North Downs and offers ample parking along with excellent facilities.

The choice of routes take in quiet lanes, undulating terrain and typical Kentish scenery as they meander through countryside and quaint villages.  The Maxi and Midi routes take in the Cinque port of Sandwich features early on along with the Roman fort at Richborough.

All three routes feature the climb of the Devil’s Kneading Trough which offers up far reaching views across the Kent Weald before a long descent into the village of Wye.  The long slog up White Hill through the woods will sap the legs before the village of Challock, then it's a gentle descent into Charing.  The village of Pluckley is reputed to be the most haunted in England and it’s worth moving quickly through here so that you don’t get spooked!

Heading south towards Appledore and Newchurch the terrain flattens out across Romney Marsh in the run in towards the finish at Folkestone.  After a quick jaunt through the town it's onwards and upwards to tackle Blackhouse Hill.  Sign up for a great Easter bank holiday challenge and take part in the Good Friday Sportive.

Event Details

Event URN:

364615

Start Date:

Fri, 3rd Apr 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Folkestone Rugby Club, New Burlington Ground, Folkestone, Kent , CT18 8BH
View map

Cheques payable to:

iCycle Events Limited

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

Reports

Ex-Pro and friends Heads to Folkestone for The Good Friday Sportive

Posted 29/03/2015 - Mark Trott

Making the journey from Belgium to Folkestone for The Good Friday Sportive will be former pro...

View Full Report

Four Weeks to Go!!

Posted 06/03/2015 - Mark Trott

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

Start the Easter Bank Holiday off with the Good Friday Sportive. Take on one of the three distances on offer that take in the glorious Kent countryside in the Springtime. With easy access from the M20, Folkestone Rugby Club sits on top of the North Downs and offers ample parking along with excellent facilities. Three distances on offer; Maxi - 100 miles Midi - 71 miles Mini - 35 miles Registration opens at 07:00 in the clubhouse. Ride starts at 07:45 through until 09:15 • Free Parking • Breakfast Snacks & Refreshments • Electronic Timing • Fully Signed Route • Nutritious Feed Stations • Emergency Support • Mobile Mechanics • Post Event Massage • Medal to all Finishers • Post Event Food

The Rides

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Maxi Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 07:45 11 hr / 160km / 99 miles 206 450
Entry: Postal: (£28.00), On Day: (£33.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 07:45
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British Cycling Grading: 206 | Est. Field Size: 450
11 hr / 160km / 99 miles
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Midi Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 08:30 09 hr / 119km / 74 miles 124 250
Entry: Postal: (£28.00), On Day: (£33.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 124 | Est. Field Size: 250
09 hr / 119km / 74 miles
1
Mini Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 09:00 06 hr / 61km / 38 miles 35 150
Entry: Postal: (£22.00), On Day: (£27.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 09:00
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British Cycling Grading: 35 | Est. Field Size: 150
06 hr / 61km / 38 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Start the Easter Bank Holiday off with the Good Friday Sportive.  Take on one of the three distances on offer that take in the glorious Kent countryside.  With easy access from the M20, Folkestone Rugby Club sits on top of the North Downs and offers ample parking along with excellent facilities.

The choice of routes take in quiet lanes, undulating terrain and typical Kentish scenery as they meander through countryside and quaint villages.  The Maxi and Midi routes take in the Cinque port of Sandwich features early on along with the Roman fort at Richborough.

All three routes feature the climb of the Devil’s Kneading Trough which offers up far reaching views across the Kent Weald before a long descent into the village of Wye.  The long slog up White Hill through the woods will sap the legs before the village of Challock, then it's a gentle descent into Charing.  The village of Pluckley is reputed to be the most haunted in England and it’s worth moving quickly through here so that you don’t get spooked!

Heading south towards Appledore and Newchurch the terrain flattens out across Romney Marsh in the run in towards the finish at Folkestone.  After a quick jaunt through the town it's onwards and upwards to tackle Blackhouse Hill.  Sign up for a great Easter bank holiday challenge and take part in the Good Friday Sportive.

Event Details

Event URN:

364615

Start Date:

Fri, 3rd Apr 2015

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Folkestone Rugby Club, New Burlington Ground, Folkestone, Kent , CT18 8BH
View map

Cheques payable to:

iCycle Events Limited

Event Website:

Visit Website

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Ride with GPS

Reports

Ex-Pro and friends Heads to Folkestone for The Good Friday Sportive

Posted 29/03/2015 - Mark Trott

Making the journey from Belgium to Folkestone for The Good Friday Sportive will be former pro...

View Full Report

Four Weeks to Go!!

Posted 06/03/2015 - Mark Trott

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

Start the Easter Bank Holiday off with the Good Friday Sportive. Take on one of the three distances on offer that take in the glorious Kent countryside in the Springtime. With easy access from the M20, Folkestone Rugby Club sits on top of the North Downs and offers ample parking along with excellent facilities. Three distances on offer; Maxi - 100 miles Midi - 71 miles Mini - 35 miles Registration opens at 07:00 in the clubhouse. Ride starts at 07:45 through until 09:15 • Free Parking • Breakfast Snacks & Refreshments • Electronic Timing • Fully Signed Route • Nutritious Feed Stations • Emergency Support • Mobile Mechanics • Post Event Massage • Medal to all Finishers • Post Event Food

The Rides

3
Maxi Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 07:45 11 hr / 160km / 99 miles 206 450
Entry: Postal: (£28.00), On Day: (£33.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 07:45
3
British Cycling Grading: 206 | Est. Field Size: 450
11 hr / 160km / 99 miles
2
Midi Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 08:30 09 hr / 119km / 74 miles 124 250
Entry: Postal: (£28.00), On Day: (£33.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 124 | Est. Field Size: 250
09 hr / 119km / 74 miles
1
Mini Route Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Fri 03/04/15 09:00 06 hr / 61km / 38 miles 35 150
Entry: Postal: (£22.00), On Day: (£27.00)
Fri 03/04/15 – 09:00
1
British Cycling Grading: 35 | Est. Field Size: 150
06 hr / 61km / 38 miles

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