The Sharpener

Cycle Sportive , Haddenham – Sunday, 05 May 2013

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Sun, 5th May 2013

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Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Haddenham County Junior School, Woodways, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8DS
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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..

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 .

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
5/05/13 08:30 The Sharpener - 102 km 102km / 63 miles

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Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 05/05/13 08:30 0 laps / 102km / 64m 300
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)
Ride The Sharpener
Sun 05/05/13 - 08:30
102km / 64 miles
Est. Field Size: 300
Entry: On Day: (£25.00)

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