Ashdown Forest Hill Challenge (126km)

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Road Cycling
Jun 08
2019

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£10.00
Event booking closes on Jun 7 at 18:00:00
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126km/78miles, 1780m ascent, 7-8 hours

Up for a challenge? Here's a great opportunity to take on some serious hills in and around the beautiful Ashdown Forest, including Yorks Hill, which lays claim to being the site of the oldest bike race in the world from back in 1887. 

With almost 1,800m of climbing over 126km (78 miles), this route is often referred to as the "Hell of the Ashdown" for good reason, though it is a classic British Cycling route that lets you tick off Yorks, Toys, Star & Titsy hills together with the legendary Wall, while riding sections of the Pilgrims' Way and the 1994 Tour de France route.

The event pace and route is designed for road bikes rather than hybrids and is aimed at those who are reasonably bike fit, however the day is intended to be an outing rather than an endurance test. We will stop for slower riders to catch up whilst going faster in between stops to allow them to develop their technique and fitness. Broadly, anyone who has recently cycled over 50 miles and who has tackled some steep hills without too much difficulty will be able to complete this ride. 

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Location

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