- Event URN:
- Start date:
- Sun, 5th May 2013
- Event Type:
- Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
- Haddenham County Junior School Woodways, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8DS ( View map )
- Online Entry FAQs
- Info for Riders:
- At long last the sun came out at the weekend , but how is the training going?
Avoid the threat of DIY next Bank Holiday Sunday and book a ride on The Sharpener to test your progress.
Starting in the picturesque village of Haddenham and routed through some of the best back road and stunning countryside Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire has to offer, riders might find some of the scenery strangely familiar if they have ever y watched an episode of the Midsomer Murders.
The route runs through the beautiful villages of Brill, Cuddington, Christmas Common, Ewelme, Little Hasley, Sydenham and Worminghall, all of which have also been used as locations for the series.
Quiet roads, great views and some ‘sharp’ climbs – further details of the event are available on the British Cycling calendar and at www.allezsportives.co.uk .
- Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration 5 May 13 08:30 The Sharpener --- --- 102km / 63m
Enter and save 15% as a member of British Cycling or if you are not a member select option "I'm new to British Cycling and would like to enter."
Come for a ride out in the Sharpener an early season ride which will help answer that questions for you.
Starting in the picturesque village of Haddenham and routed through some of the best back roads Buckingham and Oxfordshire have to offer the Sharpener is a single distance (100k) loop course which includes some great climbing.
The first 9 miles are a pleasant warm up before you reach your first climb Kingston Blount Hill after which you will have some pleasantly undulating mileage until mile 43 when you'll get an 'interval session' which will keep you in and out of the saddle..