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Farcycle FollyFest Sportive 2017

Cycle Sportive , Faringdon – Saturday, 29 Jul 2017

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Event Summary

Event Overview

Nestling between the Cotswolds and the Berkshire Downs, Faringdon, Oxfordshire provides the perfect setting for the Farcycle FollyFest Sportive (FFS). Combine this with an annual music and arts festival and it becomes a cycling event that is truly unique. FFS 2017 takes place on 29th July.

With flat bits between some impressive hills, our environment creates opportunities for most levels of cyclists to enjoy and, if desired, extend themselves. We also provide hospitality that has been acclaimed by all who have taken part in previous events. Depending upon which ride you choose, there are up to 4 food stops manned by friendly locals and serving delicious homemade fare.

There are three British Cycling graded rides to choose from:

  • The Gentle Challenge – 35 miles of rolling Cotswold countryside that is just enough to stretch someone looking for a first event. It is also the choice for regular cyclists to have a social meander through some of the region’s prettiest villages.
  • The Full Monty – 70 miles taking in some hillier terrain that will stretch regular cyclists with a big hill or two, while still enjoying the archetypal Cotswold scenery and. British Cycling grade this one as “Challenging”.
  • The Epic Test – 100 miles for elite cyclists that starts off in the Berkshire Downs and travels alongside some of the fabled Lambourn racehorse gallops … most atmospheric if you find yourself in the morning light pacing yourself with these magnificent steeds. This ride joins the Full Monty for the last 70 miles.

Everyone gets lunch at the end in a private courtyard so that they can share experiences. Staggered start times are designed to get the leaders of all three rides to the finish time at roughly the same time, which means some of that sharing can take place in during the finishing stages of cycling.

The event has become especially popular among female cyclists. In fact, last year two women cycled the more than 20 miles from East Oxford to the start, completed the Full Monty and then cycled back again. They did hang out for a while in the courtyard, though, enjoying a well-earned lunch. The event is also enjoyed by families and younger cyclists are encouraged to take part. There are more details of this on the British Cycling entry pages.

The routes are signposted with our unique pink FFS signs and there will be marshals at the most difficult crossings. Broom wagons will be on hand but, happily, haven’t been too taxed in previous years. Sportive riders are accustomed to mending their own punctures. GPS files are provided to all entrants with their welcome packs, a few days before the event. 2017 also sees the introduction of electronic timing to complement last year’s introduction of finishers’ medals.

All proceeds go to building sustainable, healthy and inclusive transport facilities in our region.

The FFS has received plenty of positive feedback every year since its inception in 2013. Perhaps the greatest accolade is that the same people keep coming back. Indeed, after the 2014 event, which suffered from unseasonably monsoon-like weather, many participants said they’d enjoyed the route in the rain so much that they were dying to come back again to see it in better weather!

These days much of the feedback goes direct to the event’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FFSportive/ but here is a taste of a few old school accolades:

 “I have done a lot of sportives over many years and this was the best”

“Thank you very much for a fantastically well organised event.  Everything about it was brilliant! … Here’s to next year!”

Hilary, an out-of-town contestant, who wrote: “I just wanted to say thank you.  It is the first time that I have done a cycle ride, and I really enjoyed it.  Beautiful countryside, despite the weather!  The work that goes into organising anything like this is huge and I can't tell you how much I appreciated the delicious cakes at the stop and the pasta at the end.  I look forward to next year.”

The popularity of the FFS’s routes stems from the fact that they are chosen from our back yard favourites that we, the Farcycles (pronounced Farcicals), cycle frequently. Of course, we are most fortunate that our back yard takes in the incomparable Downland and Cotswold scenery, not to mention the hills.

Event Details

Event URN:

409036

Start Date:

Sat, 29th Jul 2017

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Blessed Hugh RC Church Hall, Portway, Faringdon, SN7 7JE
View map

Event Organiser:

Mark Harrison
07795024434
farcycles@gmail.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Times

Provisional Times

Ride FFS Epic Test 100

Pos  First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
5 Mike Axon   05:50
24 Eleanor Bird   08:12
1 Colin Carrigan   05:40
20 Shirley Chatterton   07:53
20 Geraint Chatwell Mickey Cranks CC 07:53
1 Richard Cooper Swindon RC 05:40
4 Thomas Cornwell   05:48
23 Hamish Coull   08:04
27 Gary Curtis No time recorded - Max assumed 09:15
19 Yannick Delahousse   07:46
7 Richard Glazer   05:55
11 Malcom Griffiths   06:20
1 Rob Hoskin   05:40
5 Sean Hoskin   05:50
16 Lawrence James Swindon RC 06:26
13 Charles Keegan   06:21
17 Chris Kench   06:27
26 Ian Mason Farcycles 08:27
7 Bryan McCullough    05:55
9 James McGough   05:59
25 Cheryl Reid Cowley Road Condors 08:24
13 Gordon Simpson   06:21
13 Caroline  Sweett   06:21
11 Martyn Sweett   06:20
18 Stuart Thorn   06:47
20 Mark Tuckey Oxonian CC 07:53
10 Alun Watkins   06:15
99 End ZZ    

Ride FFS Full Monty 70

Pos First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
58 Jennifer Adcock   05:50
12 Peter Anderson   04:44
6 James Ashdown   04:28
37 Steve Barlow Farcycles 05:15
34 Louis Beardsworth   05:11
17 Paul Bownesss   04:48
37 Sallie Brooke   05:15
58 Elizabeth Bruton   05:50
8 Mike Bundock Farcycles 04:30
32 Jamie Camble   05:09
31 Neil Campbell farcycles 05:06
67 Martin Capstick   06:20
9 Simon Cartwright   04:40
56 Jane Chamberlin   05:42
34 Andrew Clark St Margarets Cycling Club 05:11
71 Freya Collins   06:51
72 HELEN Cracknell   06:52
21 Rosie Davies   04:50
21 Ben de Laune   04:50
56 Christopher Dench   05:42
73 Dianne Dobson   06:54
50 Mike Evans   05:38
40 anthony ferguson   05:20
26 Kate Fitton   04:57
4 James France   04:15
5 Khym France   04:21
70 John Gound   06:37
60 David Grant   05:51
17 John Grice   04:48
78 Jason Hagerti   07:30
60 Moira Hamilton   05:51
13 Simon Hardman   04:45
26 Clare Harris Outdoor Traders Cycling Club 04:57
40 Steve Hayton   05:20
77 Sarah Hinkfreaw   07:09
46 alan hutchins   05:32
1 Vince Jerrard Farcycles 04:05
73 Amy  Keightley   06:54
19 kelly kleiff   04:49
19 nicholas kleiff   04:49
66 Russell Lane   06:10
2 Simon Lay   04:10
68 Jason Lindsey Farcycles 06:29
30 Josh MacMasters   05:05
11 Kenneth MacRitchie   04:42
50 Sean Mallon Swindon RC 05:38
42 Kevin Middleton   05:20
68 Carole Nicholl   06:29
78 Neil Osment   07:30
6 Graham Palmer   04:28
48 Julian Penney   05:34
48 Steve Penney   05:34
78 Phil Percival   07:30
15 Nick  Perkins   04:46
54 Jeremy Richens Oakley Pedalers 05:40
25 colin sherrard   04:52
37 Pauline Shipway   05:15
45 Michael Smedley   05:31
28 David Smith   05:04
50 Gareth Smith   05:38
50 Mark Smith Swindon RC 05:38
3 William Smith   04:12
46 Jason Southgate Abingdon Freewheeling 05:32
23 tim stafford   04:51
13 Ben Stockdale Cotswold Cycles-TREK 04:45
34 Alex Stuart   05:11
15 Patricia Taylor Farcycles 04:46
32 Gareth Thomas   05:09
44 Mary Tremaine   05:30
43 Phillip Tynan   05:24
73 Lex Tysler   06:54
62 Karen Vogt Farcycles 05:55
62 Sjoerd Vogt   05:55
64 Noah Walker   05:56
64 Timothy Walker   05:56
78 Simon White BRAT Club 07:30
54 Ted Wilcox   05:40
28 Kevin Williams   05:04
10 David Williamson Farcycles 04:41
73 Lyn Williamson   06:54
24 Oli Wright Banbury Star CC 04:51
99   ZZ    

Ride FFS Gentle Challenge 35

Pos First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
2 Guy Allen   02:08
2 Max Allen   02:08
14 clive andrews   02:31
34 Jane  Ashford   03:04
35 Fiona Bartholomew   03:05
35 Gavin Bartholomew   03:05
30 Sally Bensoussis   03:03
71 Silvia Biela   03:35
66 Antony Brent Rapha Cycling Club 03:30
66 Sandra Brent Manilla Cycling 03:30
16 Fiona Brown   02:36
7 Lisa Browne   02:11
11 Peter Browne   02:19
57 Peter Burgess   03:16
35 mary butler   03:05
35 Tom Butler   03:05
2 Gemma Campbell   02:08
45 Clair Cusack   03:09
27 AJ Ellacott   02:48
27 Chris Ellacott   02:48
19 Rowland Fox   02:38
63 Anne Gough   03:21
63 Mark Gough   03:21
29 Poppy Grice   02:55
54 Leigh Gulilbert   03:11
16 Simon Hall   02:36
45 Dawn Harding   03:09
66 Mark Harrison   03:30
66 Shelley-ann Harrison   03:30
58 Andy Hayter   03:17
45 Karen Kidd   03:09
42 Mel Kulich   03:08
55 Danny Lake Cotswold Veldrijden 03:14
55 Rylan Lake   03:14
16 Nicholas Lambert   02:36
35 Anna Lloyd   03:05
35 chris Lloyd   03:05
21 Gemma Lund   02:44
66 Andrew Lyon   03:30
24 Rhea Malkin   02:46
58 Peter Marsh   03:17
61 dean mcgill   03:20
61 julie mcgill   03:20
30 Nicola Middleton   03:03
60 Shelly Mobbs   03:18
42 Alice Moger   03:08
45 Anne Moger   03:09
42 Charlie Moger   03:08
45 michael moger   03:09
30 Joanna O'Halloran   03:03
12 Kevin Osman   02:30
12 Theresa Osman   02:30
8 Roland Paterson   02:14
9 Susan Paterson   02:18
30 Tish Phillips   03:03
45 Elizabeth Price   03:09
35 Dhaarsan Rajaratnam   03:05
24 Donald Ramage   02:46
21 Grace Ryder   02:44
45 Saleem Shamash   03:09
15 Matthew Shaw   02:35
1 tony shiggins   02:07
63 Colin Silver   03:21
24 Andrew Smales   02:46
20 Andrew Smith   02:41
9 Chris Smith   02:18
2 Charlie Titcombe   02:08
6 Andrew Tranter   02:09
23 Jeffrey Wilson   02:45
45 David Woods   03:09
45 Liz Woods   03:09
99   ZZ    

About the Event

Info for Riders

Uniquely sited on the edge of both the Cotswolds and the Berkshire Downs, the historic Oxfordshire market town of Faringdon is perfectly placed to host the varied challenges and stunning scenery of the Farcycle FollyFest Sportive (FFS) to be held on July 29, 2017. This popular event, which sold out in previous years, has already received a reputation for its hospitality and food. It offers 100, 70 and 35 mile options. The routes were substantially changed for 2015 and refined this year, following feedback from the previous events, and ventures into new territory across the Downs. In 2017 we are focussing on perfecting the format to incorporate constructive feedback. Electronic timing will be a significant upgrade from previous years.

The start is adjacent to Faringdon's central car park and there are ample other facilities around the town. More details of these will be supplied in the joining pack sent to all participants 

To encourage young riders we have concessions for all under 16 riders on their own bikes and a free entry for smaller people on trailer bikes. All riders under 18 need to bring a completed parental consent form, and all under 16 riders will need the form and be riding with an adult en route. Please email the event organiser for a parental consent form.

The Rides

3
FFS Epic Test 100 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 06:45 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles 227 40
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£35.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 06:45
3
British Cycling Grading: 227 | Est. Field Size: 40
08 hr / plus 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles
2
FFS Full Monty 70 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 08:30 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles 118 100
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 118 | Est. Field Size: 100
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles
2
FFS Full Monty 70 (U16 Entry) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 08:30 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles 118 100
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 118 | Est. Field Size: 100
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles
1
FFS Gentle Challenge 35 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 10:30 04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles 19 60
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 19 | Est. Field Size: 60
04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles
1
FFS Gentle Challenge 35 (U16 Entry) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 10:30 04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles 19 60
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 19 | Est. Field Size: 60
04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

Nestling between the Cotswolds and the Berkshire Downs, Faringdon, Oxfordshire provides the perfect setting for the Farcycle FollyFest Sportive (FFS). Combine this with an annual music and arts festival and it becomes a cycling event that is truly unique. FFS 2017 takes place on 29th July.

With flat bits between some impressive hills, our environment creates opportunities for most levels of cyclists to enjoy and, if desired, extend themselves. We also provide hospitality that has been acclaimed by all who have taken part in previous events. Depending upon which ride you choose, there are up to 4 food stops manned by friendly locals and serving delicious homemade fare.

There are three British Cycling graded rides to choose from:

  • The Gentle Challenge – 35 miles of rolling Cotswold countryside that is just enough to stretch someone looking for a first event. It is also the choice for regular cyclists to have a social meander through some of the region’s prettiest villages.
  • The Full Monty – 70 miles taking in some hillier terrain that will stretch regular cyclists with a big hill or two, while still enjoying the archetypal Cotswold scenery and. British Cycling grade this one as “Challenging”.
  • The Epic Test – 100 miles for elite cyclists that starts off in the Berkshire Downs and travels alongside some of the fabled Lambourn racehorse gallops … most atmospheric if you find yourself in the morning light pacing yourself with these magnificent steeds. This ride joins the Full Monty for the last 70 miles.

Everyone gets lunch at the end in a private courtyard so that they can share experiences. Staggered start times are designed to get the leaders of all three rides to the finish time at roughly the same time, which means some of that sharing can take place in during the finishing stages of cycling.

The event has become especially popular among female cyclists. In fact, last year two women cycled the more than 20 miles from East Oxford to the start, completed the Full Monty and then cycled back again. They did hang out for a while in the courtyard, though, enjoying a well-earned lunch. The event is also enjoyed by families and younger cyclists are encouraged to take part. There are more details of this on the British Cycling entry pages.

The routes are signposted with our unique pink FFS signs and there will be marshals at the most difficult crossings. Broom wagons will be on hand but, happily, haven’t been too taxed in previous years. Sportive riders are accustomed to mending their own punctures. GPS files are provided to all entrants with their welcome packs, a few days before the event. 2017 also sees the introduction of electronic timing to complement last year’s introduction of finishers’ medals.

All proceeds go to building sustainable, healthy and inclusive transport facilities in our region.

The FFS has received plenty of positive feedback every year since its inception in 2013. Perhaps the greatest accolade is that the same people keep coming back. Indeed, after the 2014 event, which suffered from unseasonably monsoon-like weather, many participants said they’d enjoyed the route in the rain so much that they were dying to come back again to see it in better weather!

These days much of the feedback goes direct to the event’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FFSportive/ but here is a taste of a few old school accolades:

 “I have done a lot of sportives over many years and this was the best”

“Thank you very much for a fantastically well organised event.  Everything about it was brilliant! … Here’s to next year!”

Hilary, an out-of-town contestant, who wrote: “I just wanted to say thank you.  It is the first time that I have done a cycle ride, and I really enjoyed it.  Beautiful countryside, despite the weather!  The work that goes into organising anything like this is huge and I can't tell you how much I appreciated the delicious cakes at the stop and the pasta at the end.  I look forward to next year.”

The popularity of the FFS’s routes stems from the fact that they are chosen from our back yard favourites that we, the Farcycles (pronounced Farcicals), cycle frequently. Of course, we are most fortunate that our back yard takes in the incomparable Downland and Cotswold scenery, not to mention the hills.

Event Details

Event URN:

409036

Start Date:

Sat, 29th Jul 2017

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Blessed Hugh RC Church Hall, Portway, Faringdon, SN7 7JE
View map

Event Organiser:

Mark Harrison
07795024434
farcycles@gmail.com

British Cycling Grading:

This event has been graded using data collected by Garmin

Times

Provisional Times

Ride FFS Epic Test 100

Pos  First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
5 Mike Axon   05:50
24 Eleanor Bird   08:12
1 Colin Carrigan   05:40
20 Shirley Chatterton   07:53
20 Geraint Chatwell Mickey Cranks CC 07:53
1 Richard Cooper Swindon RC 05:40
4 Thomas Cornwell   05:48
23 Hamish Coull   08:04
27 Gary Curtis No time recorded - Max assumed 09:15
19 Yannick Delahousse   07:46
7 Richard Glazer   05:55
11 Malcom Griffiths   06:20
1 Rob Hoskin   05:40
5 Sean Hoskin   05:50
16 Lawrence James Swindon RC 06:26
13 Charles Keegan   06:21
17 Chris Kench   06:27
26 Ian Mason Farcycles 08:27
7 Bryan McCullough    05:55
9 James McGough   05:59
25 Cheryl Reid Cowley Road Condors 08:24
13 Gordon Simpson   06:21
13 Caroline  Sweett   06:21
11 Martyn Sweett   06:20
18 Stuart Thorn   06:47
20 Mark Tuckey Oxonian CC 07:53
10 Alun Watkins   06:15
99 End ZZ    

Ride FFS Full Monty 70

Pos First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
58 Jennifer Adcock   05:50
12 Peter Anderson   04:44
6 James Ashdown   04:28
37 Steve Barlow Farcycles 05:15
34 Louis Beardsworth   05:11
17 Paul Bownesss   04:48
37 Sallie Brooke   05:15
58 Elizabeth Bruton   05:50
8 Mike Bundock Farcycles 04:30
32 Jamie Camble   05:09
31 Neil Campbell farcycles 05:06
67 Martin Capstick   06:20
9 Simon Cartwright   04:40
56 Jane Chamberlin   05:42
34 Andrew Clark St Margarets Cycling Club 05:11
71 Freya Collins   06:51
72 HELEN Cracknell   06:52
21 Rosie Davies   04:50
21 Ben de Laune   04:50
56 Christopher Dench   05:42
73 Dianne Dobson   06:54
50 Mike Evans   05:38
40 anthony ferguson   05:20
26 Kate Fitton   04:57
4 James France   04:15
5 Khym France   04:21
70 John Gound   06:37
60 David Grant   05:51
17 John Grice   04:48
78 Jason Hagerti   07:30
60 Moira Hamilton   05:51
13 Simon Hardman   04:45
26 Clare Harris Outdoor Traders Cycling Club 04:57
40 Steve Hayton   05:20
77 Sarah Hinkfreaw   07:09
46 alan hutchins   05:32
1 Vince Jerrard Farcycles 04:05
73 Amy  Keightley   06:54
19 kelly kleiff   04:49
19 nicholas kleiff   04:49
66 Russell Lane   06:10
2 Simon Lay   04:10
68 Jason Lindsey Farcycles 06:29
30 Josh MacMasters   05:05
11 Kenneth MacRitchie   04:42
50 Sean Mallon Swindon RC 05:38
42 Kevin Middleton   05:20
68 Carole Nicholl   06:29
78 Neil Osment   07:30
6 Graham Palmer   04:28
48 Julian Penney   05:34
48 Steve Penney   05:34
78 Phil Percival   07:30
15 Nick  Perkins   04:46
54 Jeremy Richens Oakley Pedalers 05:40
25 colin sherrard   04:52
37 Pauline Shipway   05:15
45 Michael Smedley   05:31
28 David Smith   05:04
50 Gareth Smith   05:38
50 Mark Smith Swindon RC 05:38
3 William Smith   04:12
46 Jason Southgate Abingdon Freewheeling 05:32
23 tim stafford   04:51
13 Ben Stockdale Cotswold Cycles-TREK 04:45
34 Alex Stuart   05:11
15 Patricia Taylor Farcycles 04:46
32 Gareth Thomas   05:09
44 Mary Tremaine   05:30
43 Phillip Tynan   05:24
73 Lex Tysler   06:54
62 Karen Vogt Farcycles 05:55
62 Sjoerd Vogt   05:55
64 Noah Walker   05:56
64 Timothy Walker   05:56
78 Simon White BRAT Club 07:30
54 Ted Wilcox   05:40
28 Kevin Williams   05:04
10 David Williamson Farcycles 04:41
73 Lyn Williamson   06:54
24 Oli Wright Banbury Star CC 04:51
99   ZZ    

Ride FFS Gentle Challenge 35

Pos First Name Last Name Club / Team Name Elapsed
2 Guy Allen   02:08
2 Max Allen   02:08
14 clive andrews   02:31
34 Jane  Ashford   03:04
35 Fiona Bartholomew   03:05
35 Gavin Bartholomew   03:05
30 Sally Bensoussis   03:03
71 Silvia Biela   03:35
66 Antony Brent Rapha Cycling Club 03:30
66 Sandra Brent Manilla Cycling 03:30
16 Fiona Brown   02:36
7 Lisa Browne   02:11
11 Peter Browne   02:19
57 Peter Burgess   03:16
35 mary butler   03:05
35 Tom Butler   03:05
2 Gemma Campbell   02:08
45 Clair Cusack   03:09
27 AJ Ellacott   02:48
27 Chris Ellacott   02:48
19 Rowland Fox   02:38
63 Anne Gough   03:21
63 Mark Gough   03:21
29 Poppy Grice   02:55
54 Leigh Gulilbert   03:11
16 Simon Hall   02:36
45 Dawn Harding   03:09
66 Mark Harrison   03:30
66 Shelley-ann Harrison   03:30
58 Andy Hayter   03:17
45 Karen Kidd   03:09
42 Mel Kulich   03:08
55 Danny Lake Cotswold Veldrijden 03:14
55 Rylan Lake   03:14
16 Nicholas Lambert   02:36
35 Anna Lloyd   03:05
35 chris Lloyd   03:05
21 Gemma Lund   02:44
66 Andrew Lyon   03:30
24 Rhea Malkin   02:46
58 Peter Marsh   03:17
61 dean mcgill   03:20
61 julie mcgill   03:20
30 Nicola Middleton   03:03
60 Shelly Mobbs   03:18
42 Alice Moger   03:08
45 Anne Moger   03:09
42 Charlie Moger   03:08
45 michael moger   03:09
30 Joanna O'Halloran   03:03
12 Kevin Osman   02:30
12 Theresa Osman   02:30
8 Roland Paterson   02:14
9 Susan Paterson   02:18
30 Tish Phillips   03:03
45 Elizabeth Price   03:09
35 Dhaarsan Rajaratnam   03:05
24 Donald Ramage   02:46
21 Grace Ryder   02:44
45 Saleem Shamash   03:09
15 Matthew Shaw   02:35
1 tony shiggins   02:07
63 Colin Silver   03:21
24 Andrew Smales   02:46
20 Andrew Smith   02:41
9 Chris Smith   02:18
2 Charlie Titcombe   02:08
6 Andrew Tranter   02:09
23 Jeffrey Wilson   02:45
45 David Woods   03:09
45 Liz Woods   03:09
99   ZZ    

About the Event

Info for Riders

Uniquely sited on the edge of both the Cotswolds and the Berkshire Downs, the historic Oxfordshire market town of Faringdon is perfectly placed to host the varied challenges and stunning scenery of the Farcycle FollyFest Sportive (FFS) to be held on July 29, 2017. This popular event, which sold out in previous years, has already received a reputation for its hospitality and food. It offers 100, 70 and 35 mile options. The routes were substantially changed for 2015 and refined this year, following feedback from the previous events, and ventures into new territory across the Downs. In 2017 we are focussing on perfecting the format to incorporate constructive feedback. Electronic timing will be a significant upgrade from previous years.

The start is adjacent to Faringdon's central car park and there are ample other facilities around the town. More details of these will be supplied in the joining pack sent to all participants 

To encourage young riders we have concessions for all under 16 riders on their own bikes and a free entry for smaller people on trailer bikes. All riders under 18 need to bring a completed parental consent form, and all under 16 riders will need the form and be riding with an adult en route. Please email the event organiser for a parental consent form.

The Rides

3
FFS Epic Test 100 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 06:45 08 hr / plus 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles 227 40
Entry: Postal: (£35.00), On Day: (£35.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 06:45
3
British Cycling Grading: 227 | Est. Field Size: 40
08 hr / plus 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles
2
FFS Full Monty 70 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 08:30 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles 118 100
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 118 | Est. Field Size: 100
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles
2
FFS Full Monty 70 (U16 Entry) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 08:30 06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles 118 100
Entry: Postal: (£30.00), On Day: (£30.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 08:30
2
British Cycling Grading: 118 | Est. Field Size: 100
06 hr / plus 1 laps / 117km / 73 miles
1
FFS Gentle Challenge 35 Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 10:30 04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles 19 60
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 19 | Est. Field Size: 60
04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles
1
FFS Gentle Challenge 35 (U16 Entry) Ride
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
Sat 29/07/17 10:30 04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles 19 60
Entry: Postal: (£25.00), On Day: (£25.00)
Sat 29/07/17 – 10:30
1
British Cycling Grading: 19 | Est. Field Size: 60
04 hr / plus 1 laps / 58km / 36 miles

British Cycling Grading

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  • 1
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British Cycling Grading

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  • 4
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