You can download rider times for the Hatfield Ride It event using the links below -
Another good, if windy, day on the bike! I’ve been putting the long road loop out today, and it’s a blast through the English countryside. Nothing too steep and fields of yellow Rapeseed bordering the road. Looking ahead to the weekend it looks as though we are going to be mainly rain free, which will be nice…….. So, here’s the details for the weekend.
Firstly, 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.
We have plenty of parking on site. Those early enough will get onto the hard standing, those a bit later will be on the school 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.
This is in the main Hall, follow signs to registration.
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!! UPDATE: Word is the trails are hard and dusty………. Let’s hope it stays that way
Medium 26 miles
Long 32 miles
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.
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 -28miles Elevation 1800ft
Medium -55miles Elevation 3400ft
Long -86miles Elevation 5100ft
Drink stations are approximately at:-
Short, – 13miles
Medium – 28 and 40 miles
Long – 28, 59 and 71miles
Long loop cut off 12am – it’s 28 miles in so the last riders have 2 & 1/4 hours to reach it.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll check your entry and send you a copy.
See you all there!
This will be the place to come for all the last minute info on this weekends Watlington Ride It
First off, the Sportive is closed for pre-entry and on the day entries. It is sold out, so please do not come along on the off chance of an entry as we do not have the room!!
I will up date during the week.
This is the place to come for all the last minute info on the Hatfield ride this weekend.
First thing to note is that the Sportive is SOLD OUT, there are no on the day entries availabale so please do not show up hoping for a place.