Are available to view/download from here:-
You can now download the rider times from this weekend’s Brighton Ride It event -
I can’t believe this run of good weather! It’s been another good day in the saddle today, where I got to put out the Short road loop. There is only one climb on this loop, the famous Ditchling Beacon, so take the first few miles as a warm up before you grinf your way up and over the south downs.
There is supossed to be some rain ove rthe next few days, but hopefully it’ss clear for the weekend so both the MTB and Roadies can take advangate of the climbs and see the spectacular views.
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.
As part of our continuing efforts to add to the already great value of our rides, we are now offering free rider photos. These will be downloaded on to Facebook ( you don’t need an account to veiw them) around the Tuesday after the event, I’ll link from here aswell. You can then download them for free.
As well as us, there is a running event and Horse riding club on site this weekend! Please follow the marshals instructions and signs to the parking – we have lots but it’s not neccesarily the ones right in front of you
Registration is back in the Sports Hall this year – follow signs
There will be toilets in the building .
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 the trails at the moment are nice and dry. If it does rain then it might get slippery as it’s chalk, so take care
If 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 1800ft Drink station at 11miles
Medium 26 miles elevation 2700ft Drinks at 11 and 24miles
Long 30 miles elevation 3300ft Drinks at 11 and 24 miles
A lovelly route throught the countryside with the one huge climb over the South Downs, yep, Ditchling Beacon. After you descend into Brighton we use the cyclepath to keep you off the dual carriageway, Please take care as it’s a two way lane. 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, 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 -29miles Elevation 2100ft
Medium -58miles Elevation 3700ft
Long -85miles Elevation 5000ft
Drink stations are approximately at:-
Short, – 18miles
Medium - 18 & 35 miles
Long – 18, 35 and 62miles
Long loop cut off – 12.30 Midday
Food is stopped at 4pm
Event centre closes at 5pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!