Sunday 5th August 2018
One of Mid-Kent's favourite Sportives, the 112k loop (about 69 miles) with 8 major climbs, inc a KOM timed ride up the last hill with the quickest male and female awarded the Polka Dot jersey. Excellent signage, map, course description, chip timing, well-stocked feed station at 55k, large hall, kitchen.
See below for a GPX file which should work in your navigation device.
Race HQ: Staplehurst Village Centre, High Street, Staplehurst, Kent, TN12 0BJ
Directions: Click this link, press Directions, choose the car symbol, enter your postcode or half of it, on the top line and click the spyglass.
Registration: from 08:00,  Starts begin: 09:00.
On-line entries: will close at 8pm on the preceding Thursday.
Entry in advance: £20.
Entry on the day: will be available subject to capacity, £25, cash only at registration please. I believe we have never yet turned away an athlete on the day of a race. You could print and fill in our postal form (see [Race Entry] above) and bring it along, which is easier for you and us at a busy registration desk.
Race pack: We don't send out a race pack in the post, everything is handled at registration on the day. No worries.
Pre-race emails: are normally sent the day after on-line entries close.
Chip timing: This event will be chip timed.
Event Records: Male 03:19:10, Female 03:55:07 (Some courses have altered over time)
Tour of the Weald 2019 date: yet to be confirmed.
More info: We have taken out two of the old climbs but replaced them with 3 new ones in a major re-write of the route - some new scenery to look at - old favourites like East Hall Hill and the polka-dot jersey timed climb will remain though !
Now establishedfor 7 years as one of Mid-Kent's favourite Sportives - as everyone who has ridden with us before knows this is a quality route with DEDICATED TOTW signage on every turn and junction - not those silly flouro arrows which could have been there months ! We have a well stocked feed station in Biddenden at about 67.5km and a rescue/back up vehicle just a phone call away. There is a riders medal for all finishers and hot/cold food from the catering stand back at HQ.

We also have a Cycle and Tri-Gear Jumble in the hall next door - buy it - sell it! from 9am to 2pm, tables just a fiver or leave your stuff with our sellers on a commission basis.

'Allo 'Allo - also on this day there will be an Onion Seller ride and Retro Rally.
For those wishing to dress up and do something a bit more out-of-the-ordinary, dig out an old boneshaker if you can and definitely dress up in something typically British or French from the first half of the 20th century or before. A stripey shirt, beret and onions - or tweeds, deerstalker and a meersham pipe, plus-fours, leather helmet,... for the guys, maybe - and we expect the ladies can have a great time with the Amy Johnson look, French maids, utterly impractical ball gowns, the Midwife look, big hair(?), elbow length gloves, cigarette holder,... who knows.
Time to get your thinking caps on and get creative. We're looking at something like a 12 mile route. More details to follow.
Terms and Conditions: Please see our terms and conditions here.
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