Event URN:
275718
Start date:
Sun, 13th Jul 2014
Event Type:
Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)
Venue:
Market Hall
Market Square, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0EF
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Event website:
http://www.chilterncyclingfestival.com
Event organiser:
Mr Nicholas OBrien
01494432984
nick@grupettocreative.com
Cheques payable to:
Chiltern Cycling Festival
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Info for Riders:
The JAGUAR Amersham Brill Amersham Sportives are part of the GE Chiltern Cycling Festival day of events. 3 Route options:100 miles, 100km and the 30 mile.

The Amersham Classic a 30 mile RETRO RIDE (Pre 1989 bikes!) in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing"
PLUS there's a Family Fun ride and Vintage Club Run based on laps of Amersham Old Town (a flat 5 miles), ...the perfect opportunity to enjoy a great Summers ride with family and friends.

The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb included, if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/97194/The-Rectory-Hill-Climb-%28Chiltern-Cycling-Festival%29
With 40+ stalls, a bike jumble, farmers market, classic cars its a great day out for everyone.
Profits from entries in the Family & Vintage ride will be donated to the Royal British Legion for the WW1 Centennary, the CC festivals chosen charity.
Preview Rides:
Date Start Ride name Grade BCG Duration
13 Jul 14 08:30 Amersham Brill Amersham Gran Fondo 100m --- --- 160km / 99m
13 Jul 14 08:45 Amersham Brill Amersham Medio Fondo100k --- --- 100km / 62m
13 Jul 14 09:30 Amersham Classic 30m --- --- 48km / 30m
13 Jul 14 12:30 Vintage Club Run --- --- 8km / 5m

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Amersham Brill Amersham is a Classic 3 distance sportive based in and around the Chiltern Hills. fully supported, the rides will start and finish near the Historic Old town of Amersham, just North of London and wind there way through the lanes and legendary climbs that make this area such a hotbed for cyclists. The "turn" will be at the infamous Brill on the Hill a picture postcard setting which will have feed stations and Tech support. Riders then make their way back along the signed routes to finish  with a warm welcome from the crowd attending the GE Chiltern Cycling Festival. The sportive is the flagship event of the Festival which is a celebration of all things cycling for the whole family.

 

Family Fun Ride The easiest ride to get involved with, open to all types of bikes, the route of approx 8km  is flat and a great way to just ride your bike with Family and friends. at approx.12.30 so why not tag a Pic-nic by the river, onto the end of your ride and enjoy the rest of the Festival. The ride will be supported by Luker Rowe and if you really want to enter the Festival spirit bring some fancy dress (for bikes and riders)! At under £5 for a family (or group) of 4 riders its also super value


Vintage Club Run & Concours d'Elegance
It's all about the simple enjoyment of riding your "Classic" bike on a Summers day in a beautiful setting. From traditional wicker baskets to Classic lightweights expect plenty of retro inspired High Jinx - there are no set rules governing the bikes age as long as you enter into the vintage spirit you will be in good company. Make time for a pub stop at the end or enjoy the Vintage stalls & a Cream Teas .
The route of approx 8km is flat and a great way to simply ride your bike with friends new and old. Start will be at approx.12.30.
PLUS there's the Concors d'Elegance parade where entrants with Vintage Club Run numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations for all winners.


The Festival also has a competitive Hill Climb included, therefore if you want to have a go at this make sure you enter here: Hill Climb Entry

Riders are encouraged to stay with friends and family and enjoy the rest of the days events.

The Festival is open to all... Cyclo Sportives, closed road Hill Climb, Baby Velodrome, Retro Ride, Velo Village, family fun, classic Pic Nic, Vintage fashion, gourmet market, local Beer and produce, LIVE Tour de France action, Music, Concours D’elegance and so much more

http://chilterncyclingfestival.com/video/

Event Location:

Market Square,
Old Amersham,
Buckinghamshire,
HP7 0EF

Ride: Amersham Brill Amersham Gran Fondo 100m

Online entry closed 9 months 23 days 19 hours 45 minutes 55 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
13 Jul 14 08:30 160km / 99m --- 50

Ride: Amersham Brill Amersham Medio Fondo100k

Online entry closed 9 months 23 days 19 hours 45 minutes 55 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
13 Jul 14 08:45 100km / 62m --- ---

Ride: Amersham Classic 30m

Online entry closed 9 months 23 days 19 hours 45 minutes 55 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
13 Jul 14 09:30 48km / 30m --- ---

Ride: Vintage Club Run

Online entry closed 9 months 23 days 19 hours 45 minutes 55 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
13 Jul 14 12:30 8km / 5m --- ---

Ride: Family Fun Ride

Online entry closed 9 months 23 days 19 hours 45 minutes 55 seconds  ago
Date Start Distance BCG Est. Field Size
13 Jul 14 12:30 4km / 2m --- ---

10
months ago

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 4th JULY

Posted 27/06/2014

There is just 1 week left to enter the event of your choice at the GE Chiltern Cycling Festival. All online entries will close on Friday 4th July and only a limited number of places will be made available for entries on the day. Avoid disappointment all routes are proving very popular so enter now to ensure your place in what looks like being a popular summers day.

10
months ago

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE IN TWO WEEKS

Posted 17/06/2014

Due to the unprecidented response to the first GE Chiltern Cycling Festival, the organisers have confirmed that with the exception of the Go ride Childrens events, all onlne entries will close in the next two weeks. Only a limited number of places are left in the Jaguar sponsored Amersham Brill Amersham sportives with the 100km route 90% full. Likewise the Hamptons Rectory Hill climb is fast reaching its maximum capacity with just 20 places left. Entries on the day will be restricted to first come first serve on the 3 sportive routes and whilst the organising team want to accomodate as many riders as possible in rides like the Concors D'elegance club run numbers will be capped to ensure safe and maneagable rides on the day. Enter now to avoid dissappointment.

10
months ago

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE IN TWO WEEKS

Posted 17/06/2014

Due to the unprecidented response to the first GE Chiltern Cycling Festival, the organisers have confirmed that with the exception of the Go ride Childrens events, all onlne entries will close in the next two weeks. Only a limited number of places are left in the Jaguar sponsored Amersham Brill Amersham sportives with the 100km route 90% full. Likewise the Hamptons Rectory Hill climb is fast reaching its maximum capacity with just 20 places left. Entries on the day will be restricted to first come first serve on the 3 sportive routes and whilst the organising team want to accomodate as many riders as possible in rides like the Concors D'elegance club run numbers will be capped to ensure safe and maneagable rides on the day. Enter now to avoid dissappointment.

Chiltern Cycling Festival filling up fast

Posted 27/03/2014



Chiltern Cycling Festival is filling up fast...
As the countdown begins to the UK's biggest ever summer of cycling "The Chiltern Cycling Festival" is proving a huge draw for both sponsors and riders alike. With the announcement of GE as its title sponsor the festival is set to attract large visitor and competitor numbers this July.

GE confirm title Sponsorhip Major UK employer continues it's successfull support of grass roots sport and the Olympic legacy.
• Amersham - Brill - Amersham 100mile & 100km sportive rides to be partnered by Jaguar. Chance to Win a ride with Team Sky.
 The Rectory Hill ClimbIncreased support from Hampton's International and Solo for Head to Head event.
• The Amersham Classic Vintage-inspired ‘Golden Era’ 30mile sportive partnered by Velobici
Family Ride & Concors d'elegance Partnered by Luker Rowe in aid of the Royal British Legion Charity
Baby Velodrome Partnered by The Little Bike Company
40+ stalls, vendors and farmers market Including Brooks England, Cycle Miles, Grupetto Italia, Velovixen, Look Mum No Hands, Pop up Vintage Fair and many more...

With just over100 days to go to the very first GE Chiltern Cycling Festival on Sunday 13th July the organisers are delighted to announce the support and sponsorship of a selection of partners from the Cycling world and the wider Business community. GE are title sponsors for the festival, with locations throughout the UK including Amersham, they are the perfect partner and will be involved across all the events from the Family rides to the Sportives. With a reputation for supporting and encouraging its employees at many sporting disciplines - expect to see several GE Teams riding on the day.

Kate Lewis, GE Healthcare Community Relations Manager, says "GE is delighted to partner with the Chiltern Cycling Festival.  GE has proudly sponsored the Olympics since 2003 and fully supports the  Olympic Legacy program here in the UK. Events like the Chiltern Cycling Festival bring that legacy to life and encourage health and fitness amongst all – young and old alike."




Amersham the perfect location for a Great British summers day out.

 

With eventsfor cyclist of all levels The festival will have the challenges you are looking for this Summer as well as the chance to enjoy a great family day out in the stunning Chiltern Hills. The combined offering of Vintage stalls, Cycling fashion and a Farmers market has proved very popular with vendors and the organisers have had to limit applications for the stalls that will be situated along the High Street. With its fine selection of Pubs, shops and cafes as well as Music and Cream teas in the Memorial Gardens, courtesy of the Town Council expect Amersham Old town to be buzzing on July 13th.

Full details of all the events and how to enter can be found at www.chilterncyclingfestival.com with the 5 main rides listed below

1.The JAGUAR Amersham - Brill - Amersham 100km and 100mile sportive rides. Jaguar will be partnering these events which will prove to be the more challenging events of the Festival. Criss crossing the glorious Chiltern hills between Amersham and Brill, Jaguar will provide a team car lead out for selected riders at the start of each distance as well as a few surprises for all fans of the Tour de France and Team Sky. PLUS a chance for entrants to WIN a ride with Team Sky through their RIDE LIKE A PRO events. All rides are fully signed, entrants will also receive a route map, Free feed stations supported by CLIF Bar, Emergency and Mechanical support, Electronic chip timing and SMS results service not to mention all the festival attractions at the end of their rides.
2.TheHamptons Rectory Hill Climb will be the last event of the festival & will seperate the men from the boys. With the 'head to head' format for the fastest climbers it's going to be a real highlight of the day and with £1000+ worth of prizes on offer from SOLO clothing and Challenge Tyres - the King of the Chilterns Jersey is going to be hotly contested. All entrants will receive a FREE Solo Cycling cap and mussette bag.
3.The Velobici Amersham Classic, is a retro inspired 30 mile route with riders entering into the spirit of racings Golden eras. An intentionally open rule book means the organisers simply ask that bikes are pre 1989ish! and clothing is in keeping with the vintage feel. "Retro inspired" is how the organisers describes it, ....expect loads of steel, lashings of chrome and a little wool" Be warned the route does still climb Whiteleaf Hill at half way and has a little sting in the tail about 5 miles before it finishes, so plenty to challenge if you really want to push yourselves. Again the route will be fully signed, entrants will also receive a route map, Free feed station at halfway supported by CLIF Bar, Emergency and Mechanical support, Electronic chip timing and SMS results service not to mentionthe chance to enjoy the rest of the Festival after their ride.

4.The LUKER ROWE Family Ride & Concours d'EleganceThe easiest ride to get involved with, it's open to all, the route of approx 8km takes in "laps of the Old town" is flat and a great way to simply ride your bike with Family and friends. Vintage fancy dress (for bikes and riders) is encouraged and entrants with Concors d'Elegance numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations for all winners. Entries are now open with all profits in aid of the Royal British Legion and the WW1 centennary.

5.The Little Bike Co. Baby Velodrome Younger cyclists can also take part in British Cycling Go Ride races and skills events and for the next generation of Sir Chris Hoys and Wiggos the Baby Velodrome will put on a series of balance bike races for toddlers and under-6s. As well as being the perfect location for your Summer Pic Nic Easily accessible from Central London, the Festival promises to be a fantastic summer’s day out and an annual date for your diary.

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