Here you’ll find essential information regarding Bucks Bumps.
The Cressex School
The Event HQ will be manned from 7.30am to 4.30pm
Sign on and collect your pack, which will include your timing chip, number, High Five energy product. Collect a map if needed, pick up a banana and head to the start line.
You must bring your helmets to registration in order to pick up your pack as helmets are a requirement and you will NOT be allowed to ride without one. We also do not allow the attachment of tri-bars/time trial bars due to the nature of riding in a group. These will be checked on the start line.
Once at the start line, you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.
Registration starts from 8.00am onwards, we aim to get you going from 8.30am.
Riders must be on the road by 9.30am.
Approximately 20 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.
Sign on starts from 8.30am onwards, and we aim to get you going from 8.30am.
Riders on the medium route must be on the road by 10am.
Sign on starts from 8.45am onwards, and we aim to get you going from 9.00am.
Riders on the short route must be on the road by 10am.
On the Day Registration
There may be limited spots for the people who have not registered advance online. People wishing to register on the day must fill a registration form and pay for their entry in cash. A form can be downloaded Here.
Please take note of the allotted registration times as you will not be able to register beforehand.
Cycling Equipment Requirements
It might seem obvious, but you must make sure you have suitable tyres for puncture free riding. If you are running on old tyres, think about getting a set of new tyres for the ride – as sitting around waiting for a pick up won’t be much fun.
Participants are responsible for their own cycle, which must be fully roadworthy.
You must have at least:
- A hand pump, spare inner tubes and a small multi-tool. We also recommend you have money, a mobile phone and spare clothes in case of any adverse weather conditions.
- You must also have a water bottle/cage and be carrying some food.
Timing Chip Attachment
The timing chips are pre-attached to rider numbers. You will be given cable ties to attach the rider number to your handlebars.
Course Signs and GPX/TCX Route Files
Please ensure you follow the Pink Paper arrows as there are other events in the area and we wouldn’t want you getting lost.
A link to the Garmin GPX/TCX files will be sent via email on Friday – this is so we are able to send out the correct routes after checking there are no issues around the courses. The link will also be available on the website.
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 back of your number.
The Routes, Feed Stations and Toilet Stops
The Long route has 3 available stops. These are at 34/62/84 miles. You are advised to make sure you have a filled bottle and had a snack at the second stop (Bledlow village hall) as the Long/Medium loop is a hilly 21 miles!
The Medium Route has two available stops at 28/50 miles at the same place (Bledlow village hall).
The Short Route has one available feed station at Bledlow Village Hall on the 28 mile mark.
The Route Splits
The Short/Medium route splits from the Long at just over 13 miles in. At this point the Long turns left, while the Short/Medium turn right.
The routes then join back together by the feed stop at Bledlow Village Hall.
Just after this stop, the Long/Medium then turn left, while the short goes straight.
The Long/Medium route then complete the 21 bumpy miles to bring them back to the same stop at Bledlow Village Hall, where they then follow the short split direction and have 6 miles to go.
Split signs for the Long/Medium route will be taken down at 12.45 so that it should be clear which route you are following on the second pass of the split. Please make sure you do not do this loop twice if you are on the Long/Medium route (unless you like the punishment.)
There will be mile indicators after each split and signs confirming which route you have chosen, so that you can ensure you are on the right route.
It will be fully signed and will be obvious which way you need to turn.
Emergencies and Problems
If you need mechanical assistance we recommend you text your problem and location to the mechanic who’s number is on the reverse of the rider number. Texting your location makes it much easier for the mechanic to quickly respond to you.
You are required to wear a helmet, please ride carefully and respect the locals, horses and motorists.
British Cycling Standards
You are required to wear a helmet, please ride carefully and respect the locals and motorists.
We suggest riders carry food, drink, money, a mobile phone, spare inner tubes, a working pump, a basic tool kit and spare clothing sufficient to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
Participants will be responsible for their own cycle which must be fully roadworthy.
It is the responsibility of any entrants to carry a map of the route. We will provide maps/cue sheets before the event. GPX/TCX files will also be sent out to you via an email link
All of our Events are run to the British Cycing Non competitive guidelines .
Included in the entry fee is Third Party Insurance provided by Insignia Underwriters.
The wearing of hard shell helmets conforming to CE standards EN1078 is mandatory for all riders at all times whilst on the course.
ALL RIDERS MUST CARRY a form of identification showing their name, address and the contact details of a person to be advised in the event of an accident.