|Min Age:||18||Max Age:||na|
|Max Altitude:||391m||Fitness Level:|
|Distance:||102 miles & 85 miles|
|Next Departure:||March 16th 2014||Total Ascent:||2700m**|
We shall assemble in the picturesque village of North Curry in Somerset, only a stonesthrow from Taunton, at 07:30 on Sunday morning. Here we shall register, prep. our bikes, and get ready to ride. After our ride briefing, its out and on to the course. Grand Tour Cycling will supply support vehicles on the course, riding leaders in attendance on the course, and 2 feed stations. You will be timed on the course, and event timings will be published on the web on completion of the event. Our waymarking is careful and copious - so it should give you ample opportunity to savour the course, and those climbs without getting lost. But of course - you must stay alert - just a moments lapse of concentration could see you missing a junction! This ride takes in 4 main climbs over 4 main ranges of hills - and is a true test - epic in every way...
We think Somerset offers some of the finest riding in the country... what do you think?
2014 Finish Times now available - click here
07:15 - 08:00 - Event Registration
07:30 Onwards - Refreshments Available
08:15 - First Wave Depart
08:40 - Final Riders Leave
17:00 - Last Riders Must be back at Event HQ - Support Wagon will sweep up any late arrivals at final feed station
18:19 - Sunset
There will be extensive waymarking on the course - indicating both junctions and confirming straight on markers on extended straight sections.
Included In Trip
Feed Stations, Parking at start of Event (limited number of spaces), Toilets at start, and en route, Cycle Leaders on course, Support Vehicles, Event Timing, Pre Event Cycle Event Hotline
It is your responsibility to thoroughly check the proper operation of your bicycle prior to the event. It is also your responsibility to ride safely at all times on the course - this especially applies to any downhill sections - where you need to keep your speed under control, and taking care at any time you overtake another rider. This ride is on open roads - and whilst we attempt to use smaller roads, you need to be courteous to other road users.
Ride Course & Road Conditions
The road conditions are generally excellent - however, in certain circumstances there could be mud on sections of the ride. These rural sections of the ride are part of the character of a true country Sportive. This will be especially the case if there has been a lot of rain prior to the ride, so be prepared with good hard wearing and recently replaced tyres - that's our advice.
Please Click Here for the Event Booking Form. Please fill in, and return to us scanned / photographed / or by post. You can then send payment by cheque, or call us on 01460 249191 to make payment.
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