Raising Money For Isabel Hospice
Raising Money For Isabel Hospice
How good are you going to feel riding your bike around beautiful countryside, whilst raising money for a great local charity such as Isabel Hospice? Based in Eastern Hertfordshire, the hospice provides care and support for more than 3,500 patients and their families who are living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. This all costs huge amounts of money, and what better way to help while enjoying a cycle on many of the local roads where this great charity is based. SportiveUK have teamed up with Isabel Hospice in putting on what will surely be an unforgettable experience. With a choice of 4 distances, you’ll definitely be able to find something that suites your ability, and possibly surpass any previous 'longest ride' achieved once you get caught up in the preparation and buzz on the day.
The Hospice 100
• Fully Signed Course
• Electronic Chip Timing
• Online Web Results
• Energy Drinks & Snacks
• Feed Stations
This is the perfect distance for those who have had a steady season and managed to keep the miles going. With 3000ft of climbing, it’s not the hilliest of courses and will allow those wanting to stretch their distances to do so. After enjoying the many scenic views of the 44 mile route, this splits at Brent Pelham, taking you further north towards the county of Cambridgeshire through Great Chishill and then heading back south into Hertfordshire through Langley, Rickling Green and Manuden, before making that final feed stop at Berden, where you’ll be able to grab a cheese and cracker for that final push.
The 44 miler is a great route for the beginner, or for those seasoned riders who just fancy an shorter day in the saddle. The 44 miler heads West like the shorter route, and then splits at east at Nasty towards further picturesque villages such as The Hadhams, Stocking Pelham, and Berden where you’ll be able to tuck into some home made flapjacks to help you in your final 10 miles. before. The 1700ft of climbing will give your legs a relatively easy ride, allowing you to explore picturesque villages and enjoy beautiful scenery.
Sunday the 16th of September 2018 Buntingford, Herts
What a great way to ignite your fund raising, and surely the golden distance that all cyclists want to say they’ve achieved. What better opportunity to do this, with 4000ft of climbing and rolling countryside lanes, this route has been designed to get a 100 miles on the clock without too much of a struggle. The full 100 mile course enjoys the same lovely scenery as the 75 miler, but then heads further north into Cambridgeshire through Newton and up to Little Shelford, allowing you to rack up the miles on this fairly flat terrain. It then heads South through Duxford, Ickelton and Elmdon before joining back on the 76 mile route at Great Chishill. With plenty of feed stops and support on route, this surely is the best opportunity to hit that distance!
Start and Finish
Bowling Green Lane,
Hertfordshire SG9 9BT
Registration will take place in Ffreeman College, your registration time will depend on the route you are riding.
• 100 Mile Registration – From 7.30am
• 76 Mile Registration – From 8.00am
• 44 & 26 Mile Registration – From 8.30am
The start is staggered for safety reasons. Approximately 20 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group.
• 100 Mile Riders – From 8.30am
• 76 Mile Riders – From 8.45am
• 44 & 26 Mile Riders – From 9.00am
All routes are chip timed, and there will be gold, silver or bronze times awarded on the published results after the event. These are for fun and we do not encourage any form of racing.There are stops on route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.
We do our best to try and make sure your ride on the road runs as smoothly as possible by marking the roads clearly. If you find you have not seen a marker for a while, stop and consult your map, ask someone, or find a landmark and give us a call using the number provided on the day.
Once you complete the ride, make sure you report back to one of our team at the finish line, we’ll make sure your time is recorded. If you do not report back, you may be presumed lost and emergency services may be called.
Supporting a friend or relative? Or maybe you just fancy a short Sunday morning ride. This route will ensure you a ticket round a well signed course where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the day. This route heads west towards Hare Street and down through Walkern and then starts heading back through Dane End, where you’ll face the last push through Nasty.
All routes start/finish from Buntingford and with either a 26, 44, 76 and 100 mile choice, it’ll ensure there’s a distance to help in pushing your limits. If your worried about signing up to a distance your not quite ready for, there’ll still be a chance to switch on the day by following the relevant arrows.
Download: Sponsorship Form 2018.pdf
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On checking the route today unfortunately there is local fun run going on tomorrow, we were not notified of this, there are no signs warning of a closure.
We managed to ascertain that there is a 2.5 mile stretch of road at the 84 mile mark for 100 mile riders and at the 60.5 mile mark for 76 mile riders.
The road will re-open between 12.30pm and 1pm which means any one on the 100 course leaving at 8am and doing 17 miles per hour may encounter the road.
Anyone on the 76 course leaving at 8am and doing 14 miles per hour or more may encounter the closure.
To try and combat this we are moving the start time of the ride to 8.30am. 100 riders will go off first, followed by 76 miles riders. We apologise for this small change but it’s necessary to insure you aren’t waiting around.
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The Hospice 100