Here you’ll find essential information regarding Ware’s Cambridge?
Allenburys Sports and Social Club
Hertfordshire SG12 0DJ
The Event HQ will be manned from 7.15am to 4.30pm
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.
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.
Once at the start line, you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.
Registration starts from 7.30am onwards, we aim to get you going at 8.00am.
Riders must be on the road by 9.00am.
Approximately 20 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.
Sign on starts from 8.00am onwards, and we aim to get you going at 8.30am.
Riders on the medium route must be on the road by 9.30am.
Sign on starts from 8.30am onwards, and we aim to get you going at 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.
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.
The start and finish are at the same place so please pass through the timing area out and back.
Ride times will be posted on our website as soon as available from the chip timing company – we’ll send out an email when these are available to view.
Course Signs and GPX/TCX Route Files
The course is marked with black arrows on bright pink paper that clearly mark the way as well as the route splits.
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.
Feed Stations, Toilet Stops and Route Splits
The Medium Route has two available stops at 28/38 miles at The Pheasant, Great Chishill and Great Hormead.
The Short Route has one available feed station at Great Hormead on the 18 mile mark.
All Routes can visit the feed station just after the first split point towards the short route about 800 meters down the road, this will not be marked, however if those on the Long and medium routes use it, they will have to remember to go back in the other direction.
There will be free tea/coffee facilities at the last stop in Great Hormead!
The Route Splits
At 18 miles at – Great Hormead – The Long and Medium Routes split right while the Short splits left.
At 28 Miles at – Great Chishill – The Medium Route splits left while the Long splits right.
At the last feed stop, there is only 12 miles to go (and a rollercoaster ride) – so stop and get refreshed before making the final push (and maybe a cup of tea.)
All routes will have mile indicators after each split point to confirm that you are on the correct route.
Emergencies and Problems
There will be a mechanic on route it will be make things easier if you text him with the nature of your problem and your location.
The number to text is 07846 738292. This will also be on the back of your rider number.You are required to wear a helmet, please ride carefully and respect the locals and motorists.
Standards and Categories
The Standard Times for 80 miles are:
Age Group 18 to 39 = 4:45 Gold, 5:05 Silver, 5:35 Bronze
Age Group 40 to 49 = 5:00 Gold, 5:15 Silver, 5:45 Bronze
Age Group 50 to 59 = 5:10 Gold, 5:30 Silver, 6:00 Bronze
Age Group 60+ = 5:30 Gold, 5:55 Silver, 6:20 Bronze
The Standard Times for 50 miles are:
Age Group 18 to 39 = 2:50 Gold, 3:10 Silver, 3:25 Bronze
Age Group 40 to 49 = 3:00 Gold, 3:20 Silver, 3:45 Bronze
Age Group 50 to 59 = 3:10 Gold, 3:35 Silver, 4:00 Bronze
Age Group 60+ = 3:30 Gold, 3:55 Silver, 4:20 Bronze
Ladies add 20 mins to each category Signing on
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.