HotChillee, the cycling events company behind The London-Paris and The Alpine Challenge, is holding its first UK one-day sportive on 25th March 2012, starting in Dorking. The ride is part of the training for The London-Paris in June and The Alpine Challenge in September, but with 300 places, it is open to anyone.
The HotChillee sportive offers everything a sportive rider wants from their day; a great and well signposted route, support vehicles, well-placed feed stations and top HQ hospitality, not to mention a great atmosphere and all in a safe and fun environment.
The event starts from the bottom of the Olympic Road Race Hill, 'Box Hill' in Dorking, taking riders along some of the best cycling areas in the South East and on parts of the 2012 Olympic Road Race route. The sportive is the equivalent in distance and climbing to Stage 1 of The London-Paris, the 'Epic Route' of 180km (115 miles) and 1732m of climbing. There is an alternative shorter route for friends and family who may wish to ride the 'Standard Route' of 100km (66 miles), with 915m of climbing.
A 'Testing Downs Double', it takes in both the North and South Downs, starting in the North Downs before heading south through the flatter 'lower weald' and on to the South Downs National Park before finally turning at the famous Goodwood race course and heading North again back towards the HQ and some challenging climbs before the finish. The epic route will prove itself a great challenge.
The HQ is easy to get to and in close proximity to a mainline station and good road links to the rest of the south east. Like all HotChillee events there will be a great atmosphere, amazing camaraderie amongst fellow riders as well as good facilities including toilets/free parking/showers/refreshments and most importantly an amazing course. TheTriTouch, HotChillee's Sports Massage Partner, will also be there to provide massages afterwards. All photographs taken will be available to all participants to view and download for free.
- Electronic timing
- Feeding stations
- Well signed
- GPS downloads
- Downloadable route maps
- Support vehicles
- Free hot drink at Start or Finish
- Free access to view and download all photos
- TheTriTouch (www.thetritouch.co.uk) will have a team of sports therapists there for post ride massage (£10 per 15 mins)
The entry fee for both routes is £35.00.
Registration opens from 07:00. Event starts from 07:15 to 08:30. Don't forget that the clocks go forward this weekend!
The London-Paris and Alpine Challenge riders will start in their Groups, as follows:
Group 1: 07:15
Group 2: 07:20
Group 3: 07:25
Group 4: 07:30
Group 5: 07:35
Group 6: 07:40
Group 7: 07:30
For the full pre event information, including routes, maps, etc please click here.
Entry to The HotChillee Sportive is now closed, however you are able to enter on the day.
For more information please click here.