You can download the rider times from this weekend’s Liphook Ride It! event using the links below -
If you have any queries, please email Mark on the address at the top of the times page.
The good weather has held out again A perfect Goldilocks day in the saddle today, let’s hope it carries on this way.
I’m off tomorrow and have a lot to do tonight – so I’ll get straight on with thte details
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.
The two roundabouts at the top of the road ( known as “The Square” ) are closed. This means that there is no through route by car from the South of Liphook. The only car access is either from the A3 or along the B3004. If you are coming from the South then you are going to need to plan your journey in advance and add extra time on – you are likely to have a 6-7mile detour. Access by train/Bike is not effected as you can walk down the side of the road works.
Please use the parking spaces available and follow the marshals instructions.
As if the road works aren’t bad enough, the front of the school is being changed, so the usual entrance is not available. Please follow signage to resistration which is in the court yard.
There will be toilets in the building and in D block, so just follow signs.
Before I go any further 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.
I have not been out and the course is not due to be put up until tomorrow, but it’s hot and sunny here and it’s never very muddy so I expect it to be dry and dusty…..
As it’s so sunny I expect there to be a lot of walkers around so please be courteous to them all, remember they want to enjoy the countryside too and not get constantly buzzed by bikers!!
Horses If you meet ANY horses on the trails and you are approaching from behind please call out “Hello” some distance back to indicate you are approaching. Wait for the rider to ackowledge you and pass slow and wide. If you are asked to wait or it’s obviously not safe to do so, please wait until you are told it’s ok to pass. Please also be aware that there might be horses coming up the trail and keep your speed under control. This way we can all enjoy the sunshine and countryside. 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.
Short 17miles elevation 1700ft Drink station at 13miles
Medium 23 miles elevation 2200ft Drinks at 13
Long 32 miles elevation 3000ft Drinks at 13 and TBA miles
I hope you all have the day we did today, just right! 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 -30miles Elevation 1800ft
Medium -55miles Elevation 3900ft
Long -86miles Elevation 6000ft
Drink stations are approximately at:-
Short, – 22miles
Medium - 22 & 36 miles
Long – 22, 45( Approx) and 66miles
Long loop cut off – 12 Midday (30 miles in)
Event centre closes at 5pm – Gate will be locked.
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. Horses. If there are any horses on the road, please slow down and shout out “Hello” with good warning – then wait until you are told it is safe to pass.
YOU’LL RECEIVE A HARD COPY OF THE MAPS 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 email@example.com I’ll check your entry and send you a copy. I have to change the MTB routes so there will be a delay in getting these produced, they should be available tomorrow.
See you all there!
This will be the place to come for all last minute details for the Liphook Ride It this weekend. I’ll be updating on Thursday afternoon.
GPX files will be sent to all pre-registered riders on Thursday evening via an email.