Pics are now on line
577 pages!! Hope you remembered your rider number……
You can now download the rider times from the King of the Downs sportive using the link below. Well done to everyone who came along and completed the challenge and I hope all the riders on the full route enjoyed the bonus 11th hill as much as i did when I was riding around at the end of the day as the course sweeper.
Please email Mark at the address on the top of the times sheets if you need to make any changes
Update 31/05 10.42am
Only 100 entries available on the day – first come, first served!!
Update – 30/5 6.40pm
There will be a mechanic on site in the morning ( he’s there to tinker with bikes, not service them – your bike should be rideable!) and our on site Gatwick shop will be open from approximately 7am if you need to purchase anything.
DRink station loos – the first and second drink stations have buildings with loos available to use. The second one is at a pub called Heathy Farm and they are nice enough to let us use their facilities. Please do this and DO NOT URINATE IN THEIR GARDEN. We have to divert staff from filling water bottles and serving food to police this disgusting behaviour, so please co-operate and walk the 50ft to the building.
We are busy gearing up for our hardest Sportive of the year, The King of the Downs. Now in it’s 5th year, this is a classic 10 hill Sportive to challenge even the fittest riders.
So far we have booked the drink stations, ordered 1500 bananas, 5000 bits of flapjack, 170 fruitcakes and about 25kgs of jelly beans There will also be goodies from High5 at the start along with energy drink.
I’ll try and walk you through the day, but please check here for last minute updates.
PLEASE BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION – YOU CAN NOT SIGN ON WITHOUT 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.
GPX routes – Will be available Friday night after we have put the course out.
Pre-event mail – This will go out to everyone who has pre-entered on Thursday night. If you don’t recieve it, please check your junk email or any other email you may have used for your Evans account. Also check if your booking was made by a friend. If you don’t have this by 7pm on Thursday night, please email Dean.Stacey@evanscycles.com.
On the Day
Parking – We have secured about 500 spaces in a nearby commercial estate but we’ll park at the venue to begin with. So aim for our Head Office at RH10 9TZ and follow the instructions of the parking marshals. When we have filled nearest parking we will send you to the overflow so, again, follow directions from the marshals. The overflow is about a 3minute walk/1minute bike ride so it’s up to you if you wish to ride over ready to ride.
Train – If you are coming by train then follow this handy guide on how to get to our offices and therefore the event centre. Train Directions Apparently the Gatwick Express in not running on Sunday so please check if you were intending to arrive by train.
Signing in – Times are as follows:-