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Start date:
Sun, 14th Apr 2013
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Kingsbridge Community College
Balkwill Road, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PL
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Event organiser:
Mr David Hamilton
77B Fore Street
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Info for Riders:
Following on from the success of last year's event, the 2013 Hammer will offer distances of 100 km and 100 miles. Both routes will take in the stunning scenery of the South Hams and offer challenging rides with lots of short, sharp climbs. There will be a distinctly European influence and each distance will include a hill climb timed section.

The Hammer is a challenging cyclosportive through the quiet roads and country lanes of South Devon. We have designed a routes of 100kms and 100 miles within the South Hams, that features the beauty of the South Devon coast line, sheltered river valleys and picturesque South Devon lanes. With over 2000m of climbing in the shorter route and c3,000m in the longer ride, and only around 5km of flat road, the challenge of The Hammer is only matched by the spectacular scenery.
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
14 Apr 13 01:00 Sledge Hammer --- --- 1 laps / 160km / 99m
14 Apr 13 08:00 Toffee Hammer --- --- 1 laps / 100km / 62m

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The Hammer is a fully supported cyclosportive:

  • Official lead cars to ensure safety and to provide the unique experience of riding in a protected bunch for the first part of the route
  • Grouped start boxes in the same style as L'Etape du Tour and La Marmotte to create a fantastic atmosphere 
  • Each group will be fully briefed by a Britsih Cycling Commissaire
  • Comprehensively, clearly way-marked and marshalled route.
  • Electronic timing chips
  • Two well-stocked feeding stations on both routes.
  • Broom wagon, mechanical support and 1st aid.
  • Quality photos of all riders available for purchase online.
  • Individual times available immediately at the event centre.
  • Hill climb time trials with age & gender related gold/silver/bronze standards
  • Full results list with age and gender related Gold, Silver and Bronze standards for the overall time and the hill climb time trial, to be published on event website within 24 hours
  • Points counting towards the 'Hammer Trophy' series of events for individuals, clubs and teams. These will be age & gender related, so the fastest on the day may not get the most points!
  • Event village open the day before to allow easy registration, view displays and attend seminars
  • Pre-booked meals the evening before the race to get everyone fully fuelled and in the right spirits!
  • Full details will be online soon!

Event Location:

Balkwill Road,

Ride: Sledge Hammer

Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
14 Apr 13 01:00 1 laps / 160km / 99m --- 300

Ride: Toffee Hammer

Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
14 Apr 13 08:00 1 laps / 100km / 62m --- 300