Newmarket Hilly Cycle Sportive Details

EVENT DATE: Sunday, 25th June, 2017


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Event HQ Directions

Rowley Mile Racecourse
Hamilton Road
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 0TF

Timing for the day

Please arrive in good time to allow for registration and to prepare for the ride.
7:30am: Registration and Refreshments Open
8am to 9am: 100 mile riders set off in small groups
9am to 10am: 50 mile and 25 mile riders set off in small groups
5pm to 6pm: Course clear-up

All riders will be given a brief safety talk on the start line.

Numbers and timing chips

At registration you will be issued with a ride number with a timing chip affixed. Your time will be recorded and posted on our website after the event.

Feed Stations

The feed stations will provide toilets, water and some food (fruit and cakes/bars). There will also be tea and cake provided by local charity groups at some of them - please do support them! Please do not depend upon the stations for all your energy needs, particularly on the longer rides. You should plan to carry your own energy gels, bars and energy drink as appropriate, and use the feed stations to supplement.

The feed stations are located as follows:

  • 100 mile: Withersfield (35m), Hartest (75m), Gazeley (90m)
  • 50 mile: Hartest (25m), Gazeley (40m)
  • 25 mile: Gazeley (15m)

The feed stations are on the map

Technical Support - Your Bike

We will provide a track pump and multi-tool at the feed stations, and there may be some spare tubes for sale, but you should not depend on this for getting round the course.

Your bike and all of your equipment must be of a suitable standard and state of road worthiness to complete the distance you have chosen. Please ensure you bring suitable tubes/tools/pumps etc. to get yourself around the course.

Refreshments and Entertainment (HQ)

There will be food and drink (tea/coffee, burgers, sandwiches etc.) for sale at event HQ all day.
Please stick around after the event to enjoy some food and welcome home other riders.
There is plenty of open space and grass for you and your family/friends to enjoy.

Photography

TBC

Massage

TBC

Course Maps

You can download and print a course map from here

The 100m and 50m routes from Garmin Connect are available here:

If you have a GPS device, you can download .GPX course files (right-click link and select "Save As..."):

There will be a limited number of course maps available on the day

Riders Under 18

All participants under the age of 18 must have a consent form completed by a parent/guardian. Parental consent forms are available for download here.
Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Parental consent forms will be available on the day but if you could fill one out before you get to the event, this will speed up the registration process.

Rider's Declaration

At registration you'll be asked to agree to and sign the following declaration:

"I agree to abide by the British Cycling Regulations for non-competitive cycling events and understand and agree that I participate in this event entirely at my own risk, that I must rely on my own ability in dealing with all hazards, and that I must ride in a manner which is safe to myself and others. I am aware that when riding on a public highway the function of marshals is only to indicate direction and that I must decide whether any manoeuvre is safe. I agree that no liability whatsoever shall attach to the promoter, promoting club/Organisation, event sponsor, British Cycling or any event official in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by me in or by reason of the event however caused. I will participate in cycling events in a loyal and sporting manner. I have read and agree to abide by the above declarations."

And Finally

We hope you find your chosen course challenging and interesting and that the weather is kind!

Please enjoy yourself on the ride and take care on the roads.