Kent Climber

Regrettably a number of things have conspired against us meaning we cannot go ahead with the Kent Climber Sportive on the 22nd of July.

We hate having to cancel a event that we’ve put so much effort into, we do plan to run the event at a future date yet to be confirmed.

Those entered can transfer your entry to any of our other rides or get a refund. We recommend the Hertfordshire 100 on Sunday the 26th of August.

Once again sorry for any inconvenience caused by this.

What more could you ask for in a bike ride – the beautiful countryside of Kent, coupled with some big hills to get your legs screaming. The Kent Climber will take place on the 22nd of July 2018.

With the warmer longer days upon us this ride will enable you to stretch your goals and really push yourself to the limit.

The route starts out from Lingfield College, Kent. You’ll be set off on your journey around the Kentish hills where you’ll navigate round the flowing curves and breathtaking descents that this ride will throw at you. The 50 70 and 100 mile routes  all take in ide hill as well as descending down the famous toy hill.

Do You Consider Yourself an Adventurous Person?

Online 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. You can always change entry on the day, even during the event if you prefer a shorter ride.

35 Miles

Although only 35 miles long, this ride also climbs over 2400ft 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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52 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 more than 4000ft  over 52miles once you’ve logged it on Strava. With 9 category climbs you’ll certainly deserve a few jelly beans.

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70 Miles

Completing this route will be an achievement for even the most seasoned rider. Also if you can’t quite face the thought of loads of climbing then this is the route for you. You ascend up sweeping roads with breathtaking crests. With just under 5000ft of elevation and 11 category climbs you’ll certainly get to use your skills as you tackle this more technical route. Don’t worry though, you’ll have our famous feed stations to keep you going should some of those climbs leave you flagging!

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100 Miles

This 100 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 approximately 7000ft of climbing which includes one of the 100 greatest climbs. Don’t worry too much, as your mind will be occupied with the 15 categorised climbs by some of the most picturesque countryside in the UK. The route throws you straight into the hills during first half of the course, getting you warmed up. Luckily it does level out a bit at the end, a quick flapjack at the feed station and you’ll be on your way back to the HQ.

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Routes

Fun Route

Fun Route

Short Route

Medium Route

Long Route

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

Fun Route

Short Route

Medium Route

Long Route

 

Event Headquarters

Lingfield College. 
Doormansland,
Lingfield,
Kent RH7 6PN

The HQ is minutes away from the M25 or for those on Public Transport Lingfield 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

Registration will open from 7.15am.

We’ll be letting 100 mile riders go from 7.30 am – 100 mile riders must be on the road by 8.15am as this is a long tough course.

Start time will depend on the route you are riding – please see the important info page.

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!