Rider Times

You can download rider times from this weekends Ride It! event using the links below -

If there are any changes, please email Mark on the address at the top of the times sheet. Please bear with us this week, we are travelling aroung the country on the Hoy tour so access to the internet/time is going to be very limited.

MTB Rider Times 

Sportive Rider Times

Update 14/6/13

50% of my ride today was brilliant, the other half was a bit of a slog into the wind!! A little damp in places but in lovely countryside and on some really nice roads. Hopefully the weather will hold up and the wind will die down and we’ll have a nice weekend. I’m running a bit behind so won’t blah on and on, so here’s the details for the weekend.

Just a reminder that the Sunday Sportive is sold out – please do not come to the event hoping for cancellations, we won’t be accepting on the day entries.

 

PLEASE BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION. You will not be able to register without it and you’ll have to go back to your car to retrieve it.

First though I would like to point out that THIS IS NOT A RACE. You will not be given a rank and all times will be displayed in a non-sortable format in rider number order. Please help us to continue running a popular friendly event by not riding in such a way to obstruct the road and upset other users. Stop at junctions and traffic lights, and obey the highway code. Do not ride at silly speeds around blind bends or on steep descents. We do not insure you for your actions so if you do hit a car or pedestrian YOU will be responsible for any damages caused by your riding.

 

PARKING

We have plenty of parking on site. Those early enough will get onto the hard standing, those a bit later will be on the field. I had a walk around today and it’s very dry and hard, so shouldn’t be a problem. Please follow the parking signs and the marshals.

Registration

This is in the main Hall, follow signs to registration.

MTB

I have not been out and the course is not due to be put up until tomorrow, but looking at the trails as I have ridden past today, they seem to be dry!!

 

Distances

Short 17.5miles  1200ft

Medium 28 miles 3900ft

Long 34 miles elavation 4200ft

It’s not a race!

Please give way to other trail users, walkers, horse riders etc. If you come across a Horse, please let the rider know you are there in plenty of time and follow their instructions. Remember, if you spook the horse it might hurt you or other people and you are responsible for you actions and the consequences!! Please also close all gates you might come across.

SPORTIVE

I hope you all have the day we did today, if a bit less windy! The roads are in ok condition but, like the rest of the country, they are prone to pot holes. Please keep your eye out for them and if you are travelling in a group, please shout out warnings to those behind. We also use small lanes, so keep your speed down and be aware that there might be cars around that bend. On larger roads please keep to single file unless it’s safe to do so.

 

Distances are approx.

Short -35miles  Elevation 1300ft

Medium -57miles Elevation 1900ft

Long -86miles Elevation 4200ft

Drink stations are approximately at:-

Short, – 18miles

Medium - 33 miles

Long - 33 and 58miles

Long loop cut off 1.30am

Event centre closes at 5pm – Hot food will finish at 4pm.

 

This is not a race!!

Please obey the highway code, stop at junctions and only ride two abreast where it is safe to do so – not on main roads or winding country lanes where cars travelling at speed will not be able to see you and stop!!!! If you cause and accident, you are responsible for the consequences and any costs.

Maps

I’ll post these up on Friday after we have put out the courses. These will be for info only and are not down loadable, you will get a hard copy at registration.

 

GPX files

Everyone who has pre-entered will receive a pre-event mail on Thursday afternoon around 6pm that has links to the GPX files and a guide to show you have to view them interactively. If you have not received this by 7pm tonight please check you junk folder, old accounts, your partners email if they booked and make sure you check the address you booked with! These are all common causes for not getting the mail. If you still don’t have them then email me on dean.stacey@evanscycles.com I’ll check your entry and send you a copy.

See you all there!

Dean

 

This will be the place to come for last minute details of the ride.

Sportive on SUNDAY is SOLD OUT. There are no on the day entries, so please don’t turn up expecting to ride.

GPX files will be available to all pre-registered riders via an link in an email that you should recieve Thursday late afternoon/evening.

I will update this section as the weekend draws near.

 

Ta

Dean