The Hammer

Cycle Sportive , Kingsbridge – Sunday, 14 Apr 2013

Event Details

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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 Overview

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!

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.

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
14/04/13 01:00 Sledge Hammer - 160 km 1 laps / 160km / 99 miles
14/04/13 08:00 Toffee Hammer - 100 km 1 laps / 100km / 62 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Sledge Hammer
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/04/13 01:00 1 laps / 160km / 100m 300
Entry: Online: (£29.00), On Day: (£39.00)
Ride Sledge Hammer
Sun 14/04/13 - 01:00
1 laps / 160km / 100 miles
Est. Field Size: 300
Entry: Online: (£29.00), On Day: (£39.00)
Ride Toffee Hammer
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 14/04/13 08:00 1 laps / 100km / 63m 300
Entry: Online: (£29.00), On Day: (£39.00)
Ride Toffee Hammer
Sun 14/04/13 - 08:00
1 laps / 100km / 63 miles
Est. Field Size: 300
Entry: Online: (£29.00), On Day: (£39.00)

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