Bucks Bumps

What more could you ask for in a bike ride – the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, coupled with some bumps to get your legs screaming. Bucks Bumps will take place on the 24th of May 2015.

We’ve put together three leg busting loops to give your early season training something to aim for. With the warmer, longer days upon us, this ride will enable you to stretch your goals and really push yourself to the limit.

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The route starts out from high Wycombe at the Cressex School HQ, you’ll be set off on your journey around the Chilterns where the ornithologists amongst you will be guaranteed to spot a Red Kite or two. You won’t be looking at the sky for too long though, as you’ll need your bike skills to navigate round the flowing curves  and breathtaking descents that this ride will throw at you.

All routes take in iconic climbs synonymous with this region, where you’ll be taken through areas such as Kidmore End, Chinnor, Ipsden and Christmas Common to name a few. You’ll want to have to got some hills in the legs before attempting these routes or you might end up on the wagon of shame!

Online Entry

Buckinghamshire_ SportiveOnline pre-entry allows you to get this event in your diary and is the easiest way to secure your place. Numbers are limited for this event and you will be saving yourself an admin fee if you enter on-line rather than paying on the day. On-line pre-entry will also allow you to turn up on the day and just collect your entry pack without the hassle of filling in forms, registering and queuing up.

We may have to close registration on the day if the event reaches its capacity so it is best to pre enter on-line to avoid disappointment.

33 MilesAlthough only 33 miles long, this ride also climbs over 2300ft of climbing – so don’t think your in for an easy ride. This great route is for the beginner looking to stretch their ability and push their boundaries. The route takes in beautiful countryside that you’ll be able to take in at a slower pace then the other longer routes and look forward to some cheese and crackers.

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51 Miles
Not opting for the hardest ride? You certainly won’t feel short changed when it comes to elevation  and climbing. Yes – we’ve designed this course so you’ll be able to take in most of the climbing of the longer route, and feel the accomplishment of seeing 3900ft + over 51miles once you’ve logged it on Strava. With five Category 5 climbs and three category 4 climbs you’ll certainly deserve a few jelly beans.

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85 Miles
This 85 mile route will certainly not be for those who’ve had a slow start to the season. If you are ready for this in May, then you’ll be on course for a great season. The route will take you up over 5600ft of climbing, don’t worry too much, as your mind will be taken off the 10 categorised climbs by some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. The route starts out fairly flattish, but you’ll soon be turning to the homemade flapjacks to see you over the Bucks Bumps!

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Routes

33 MilesBucks Bumps Short RouteView Larger Map

51 MilesBB Med Route SmallView Larger Map

85 MilesBucks Bumps Long RouteView Larger Map

Please note – routes may be subject to slight changes due to unforeseen conditions at the time of the event.

Event Headquarters

The Cressex School
Holmer Lane,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire HP12 4QA
The HQ is minutes away from the M40 or for those on Public Transport High Wycombe Station is very close with regular trains from London.

 

On the Day

The event HQ will open at 8.00am for registration.
Sign on and collect your pack which will include your timing chip, number and map.
Get your free energy product.
Head to the start line where you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.
Toilets and changing room facilities are available.
Start Time
The event will start at 9.00 am
Riders must be on the road by 9.30am
Appox 20 riders will go off with  2 minute intervals between each group.

Other Information

There are feed stops on route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.

We do our best to try and make sure your ride on the road runs as smoothly as possible by marking the roads clearly. If you find you have not seen a marker for a while, stop and consult your map, ask someone, or find a landmark and give us a call using the number provided on the day.

Once you complete the ride, make sure you report back to one of our team at the finish line. We’ll make sure your time is recorded. If you do not report back, you may be presumed lost and emergency services may be called.

Wearing a helmet is compulsory. Failing to do so will result in refused entry.

Enjoy the ride!