Thanks to everyone who took part in the very first Kent Climber. Restuls can be seen at http://www.sportiveuk.co.uk/kent-climber-2019-results/.
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 21st of July 2019.
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 and 70 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.
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.
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.
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!
35 Mile Route
52 Mile Route
70 Mile Route
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On the Day
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.
Registration will open from 7.30am.
We’ll be letting long route riders go from 8.00 am.
Appox 20 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.
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!