Chiltern Cycling Festival Sportive 2016

Cycle Sportive , Amersham – Sunday, 17 Jul 2016

Event Summary

Event Overview

Amersham Brill Amersham is a Classic 3 distance 100, 60 and 30 mile sportive based in and around the Chiltern Hills. fully supported, the rides start and finish in the beautiful grounds of Penn House, Amersham, just North of London and wind there way through the lanes and legendary climbs that make this area such a hotbed for cyclists. The "turn" will be at the infamous Brill on the Hill a picture postcard setting which will have feed stations and Tech support. Riders then make their way back along the signed routes to finish back at Penn House estate, with a warm welcome from the crowd attending the Chiltern Cycling Festival.

Be warned!!! The longer 2016 sportive routes will cover many of the iconic local climbs and lanes raced in recent Tour of Britains described by the yellow jersey wearing Alex Dowsett as the toughest day he'd ever spent on a bike...ouch. Many of these hills also feature in Simon Warrens guide to 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs so be ready.

The sportive is the flagship event of the Festival which is a celebration of all things cycling for everyone, bring family and friends and "share your passion" in this relaxed country house setting.

Family Fun Ride The easiest ride to get involved with, open to all types of bikes, the route of approx 8km takes in "laps of the Big Park at Penn House" is flat and a great way to just ride your bike with Family and friends. Start will be  at approx.12.30 so why not enjoy a Pic-nic in the Grounds, at the end of your ride and savour the rest of the Festival. If you really want to enter the Festival spirit bring some fancy dress (for bikes and riders)!

Vintage Club Run & Concours d'Elegance
It's all about the simple enjoyment of riding your "Classic" bike on a Summers day in a beautiful location. From traditional wicker baskets to Classic lightweights expect plenty of retro inspired High Jinx - there are no set rules governing the bikes age as long as you enter into the vintage spirit you will be in good company. Make time for a champagne stop at the end or enjoy a Cream Teas in the Gardens.

PLUS there's the Concors d'Elegance parade where entrants with Vintage Club Run numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations and rossettes for all winners.


The Festival also has a Gentlemans Hill Climb on Penn House's beautiful long drive, therefore if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: Hill Climb Entry

Riders are encouraged to stay with friends and family and enjoy the rest of the days events.

The Festival is open to all... Cyclo Sportives, closed road Hill Climb, Go Ride Childrens events, Retro Ride, Velo Village, family fun, classic Pic Nic, Vintage fashion, gourmet market, local Beer and produce, LIVE Tour de France action, Music, Concours D’elegance, MTB and so much more

http://chilterncyclingfestival.com/video/

OFF ROAD ROUTES!

Summit 65 - Established four years ago, the Summit 65 is among the best loved off-road sportives in the south of England. Again for 2016 it's an integral part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival adding a new level of professionalism including chip timing, GPX mapping,feed stations and support. Start and finish is again in the beautiful Penn House estate at the heart of the Chiltern Hills and both routes will include the famous fast single-track of the Summit MTB race course at Lotts Wood as well as the infamous Wendover woods.

MTB Event Website:  www.summitmtb.co.uk

Info for Riders

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES 13th JULY - only limited entries available on the day The Amersham Brill Amersham Sportives are part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival events set in the grounds and lawns of Buckinhamshires Penn House Estate.. There are three inspired route options through the Chilterns:100,60 and 30 mile, for all bikes modern or vintage Plus the superb Amersham Classic a 30 mile RETRO RIDE (Pre 1989 bikes!) in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing" If off road is your thing, try the Summit 65 with 65 or 30km MTB route in the Chilterns and a RETRO Concors D'elegance. www.summitmtb.co.uk Plus there's a Family Fun ride & Vintage Concors D'elegance ...perfect for a great Summers ride with family & friends. The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb within the grounds of Penn House if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter via www.britishcycling.org.uk/events



Event Details

Event URN:

388377

Start Date:

Sun, 17th Jul 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Penn House Estate, Penn Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PS
View map

Cheques payable to:

Chiltern Cycling Festival

Event Website:

Visit Website

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About the Event

Info for Riders

The Amersham Brill Amersham Sportives are part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival day of events. 3 Route options:100 miles, 100km and the 30 mile. The Amersham Classic a 30 mile RETRO RIDE (Pre 1989 bikes!) in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing" PLUS there's a Family Fun ride and Vintage Club Run based on laps of Penn House Estate (a flat 5 miles), ...the perfect opportunity to enjoy a great Summers ride with family and friends. The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb included, if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk With 40+ stalls, a bike jumble, farmers market, Gourmet food vendors, classic cars its a great day out for everyone. Profits from entries in the Family & Vintage ride will be donated to the CC festivals chosen charity.

The Rides

Amersham Brill Amersham Gran Fondo 100m Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 08:30 160km / 99 miles 50
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 08:30
Est. Field Size: 50
160km / 99 miles
Amersham Brill Amersham Medio Fondo100k Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 08:45 100km / 62 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 08:45
Amersham Classic 30m Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 09:30 48km / 30 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 09:30
48km / 30 miles
Vintage Club Run Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 09:45 48km / 30 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 09:45
48km / 30 miles
Family Ride & Vintage Concors Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 12:30 8km / 5 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£10.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 12:30

Event Summary

Event Overview

Amersham Brill Amersham is a Classic 3 distance 100, 60 and 30 mile sportive based in and around the Chiltern Hills. fully supported, the rides start and finish in the beautiful grounds of Penn House, Amersham, just North of London and wind there way through the lanes and legendary climbs that make this area such a hotbed for cyclists. The "turn" will be at the infamous Brill on the Hill a picture postcard setting which will have feed stations and Tech support. Riders then make their way back along the signed routes to finish back at Penn House estate, with a warm welcome from the crowd attending the Chiltern Cycling Festival.

Be warned!!! The longer 2016 sportive routes will cover many of the iconic local climbs and lanes raced in recent Tour of Britains described by the yellow jersey wearing Alex Dowsett as the toughest day he'd ever spent on a bike...ouch. Many of these hills also feature in Simon Warrens guide to 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs so be ready.

The sportive is the flagship event of the Festival which is a celebration of all things cycling for everyone, bring family and friends and "share your passion" in this relaxed country house setting.

Family Fun Ride The easiest ride to get involved with, open to all types of bikes, the route of approx 8km takes in "laps of the Big Park at Penn House" is flat and a great way to just ride your bike with Family and friends. Start will be  at approx.12.30 so why not enjoy a Pic-nic in the Grounds, at the end of your ride and savour the rest of the Festival. If you really want to enter the Festival spirit bring some fancy dress (for bikes and riders)!

Vintage Club Run & Concours d'Elegance
It's all about the simple enjoyment of riding your "Classic" bike on a Summers day in a beautiful location. From traditional wicker baskets to Classic lightweights expect plenty of retro inspired High Jinx - there are no set rules governing the bikes age as long as you enter into the vintage spirit you will be in good company. Make time for a champagne stop at the end or enjoy a Cream Teas in the Gardens.

PLUS there's the Concors d'Elegance parade where entrants with Vintage Club Run numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations and rossettes for all winners.


The Festival also has a Gentlemans Hill Climb on Penn House's beautiful long drive, therefore if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: Hill Climb Entry

Riders are encouraged to stay with friends and family and enjoy the rest of the days events.

The Festival is open to all... Cyclo Sportives, closed road Hill Climb, Go Ride Childrens events, Retro Ride, Velo Village, family fun, classic Pic Nic, Vintage fashion, gourmet market, local Beer and produce, LIVE Tour de France action, Music, Concours D’elegance, MTB and so much more

http://chilterncyclingfestival.com/video/

OFF ROAD ROUTES!

Summit 65 - Established four years ago, the Summit 65 is among the best loved off-road sportives in the south of England. Again for 2016 it's an integral part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival adding a new level of professionalism including chip timing, GPX mapping,feed stations and support. Start and finish is again in the beautiful Penn House estate at the heart of the Chiltern Hills and both routes will include the famous fast single-track of the Summit MTB race course at Lotts Wood as well as the infamous Wendover woods.

MTB Event Website:  www.summitmtb.co.uk

Info for Riders

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES 13th JULY - only limited entries available on the day The Amersham Brill Amersham Sportives are part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival events set in the grounds and lawns of Buckinhamshires Penn House Estate.. There are three inspired route options through the Chilterns:100,60 and 30 mile, for all bikes modern or vintage Plus the superb Amersham Classic a 30 mile RETRO RIDE (Pre 1989 bikes!) in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing" If off road is your thing, try the Summit 65 with 65 or 30km MTB route in the Chilterns and a RETRO Concors D'elegance. www.summitmtb.co.uk Plus there's a Family Fun ride & Vintage Concors D'elegance ...perfect for a great Summers ride with family & friends. The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb within the grounds of Penn House if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter via www.britishcycling.org.uk/events



Event Details

Event URN:

388377

Start Date:

Sun, 17th Jul 2016

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Penn House Estate, Penn Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PS
View map

Cheques payable to:

Chiltern Cycling Festival

Event Website:

Visit Website

Reports

A Vintage Summer day out in the Chilterns

Posted 10/06/2016 - Nicholas OBrien


According to the Met Office’s forecast for 2016 is likely to be the warmest s...

View Full Report

EXCLUSIVE OFFERS TO 20106 ENTRANTS

Posted 13/03/2016 - Nicholas OBrien

At Chiltern cycling events we are pleased to offer you partner discounts available exclusively to...

View Full Report

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Posted 13/03/2016 - Nicholas OBrien

Chiltern Festival
This years Chiltern Cycling festival prides itself on of...

View Full Report

About the Event

Info for Riders

The Amersham Brill Amersham Sportives are part of the Chiltern Cycling Festival day of events. 3 Route options:100 miles, 100km and the 30 mile. The Amersham Classic a 30 mile RETRO RIDE (Pre 1989 bikes!) in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing" PLUS there's a Family Fun ride and Vintage Club Run based on laps of Penn House Estate (a flat 5 miles), ...the perfect opportunity to enjoy a great Summers ride with family and friends. The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb included, if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk With 40+ stalls, a bike jumble, farmers market, Gourmet food vendors, classic cars its a great day out for everyone. Profits from entries in the Family & Vintage ride will be donated to the CC festivals chosen charity.

The Rides

Amersham Brill Amersham Gran Fondo 100m Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 08:30 160km / 99 miles 50
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 08:30
Est. Field Size: 50
160km / 99 miles
Amersham Brill Amersham Medio Fondo100k Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 08:45 100km / 62 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 08:45
Amersham Classic 30m Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 09:30 48km / 30 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 09:30
48km / 30 miles
Vintage Club Run Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 09:45 48km / 30 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 09:45
48km / 30 miles
Family Ride & Vintage Concors Ride
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 17/07/16 12:30 8km / 5 miles ---
Entry: On Day: (£10.00)
Sun 17/07/16 – 12:30

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