TP ICAP L’Etape London by Le Tour de France
TBC • Lee Valley VeloPark, London
L’Etape London by Le Tour de France, organised by Human Race and in support of Access Sport brings the glamour...
Part of the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival
Other entry options:
“BRUTAL CAN BE BEAUTIFUL”
Read the Cycling Weekly route review here.
Firmly established as one of the toughest sportives in the UK and situated right on London’s doorstep, the Chiltern 100 takes in the finest riding the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer – proving that brutal can be beautiful. The sportive is a ‘best of’ the region’s many gruelling climbs, including the infamous Whiteleaf Hill (as featured on Simon Warren’s list of the 100 Greatest UK Cycling Climbs) and Wardrobes. Unrivalled route management and support ensure that your focus is 100% on your ride, whether the Chiltern 100 is your main challenge in 2017 or a crucial leg of a longer journey.
NEW FOR 2017 – the Chiltern 100 Sportive has joined forces with the Chiltern Cycling Festival to create the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival. Enjoy the challenge of the Chiltern 100 Sportive, with its trademark character, camaraderie and club-like atmosphere with the added benefits of the Festival’s retro-inspired Velo Village, including:
All that’s great about both events on a single day and for a single entry price!
The event is organised in partnership with Verulam CC who are the official founders of the Chiltern 100 Sportive. Based in St Albans, they are one of the oldest and most active cycling sport clubs in Hertfordshire. Among its activities are club rides, youth development, training sessions (e.g. turbo, chain-gang), road racing and sportives and they recently announced their 2017 Verulam reallymoving.com Racing Team. As proud founders of the Chiltern 100, they have retained a close involvement with the event by manning the feed stations each year, continuing their commitment to delivering a leading cycling sportive, organised by cyclists for cyclists.
Cycletta and the Amersham Classic also form part of the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival.
*Please note that elevation shown is accurate based on the mapping software we use. Different software may calculate elevation differently.
†This is a women-only bike ride.
The 2017 start times were as follows:
These are here as a guide only and the 2018 times will not be confirmed until one month before the event.
Puddingstone Gin tent: Locally distilled Gin (with slow Gin race – last rider on 50m course wins)
Golden Age Cycles Concours D’Elegance Competition – Prizes for Best Vintage inspired bikes from Cyclings Classic eras
King & Queen of the Chilterns competition – for fastest rider up the final climb back into Penn House
Family & Kids events
Gourmet Street food area including Vintage Ice Cream van, Monkshood award winning coffee van, the Barbarian Grill Truck and La Kordun
LIVE Tour De France, Stage 15 on big Screen, Tdf Podium for selfies with Champs-Elysees Background
LIVE Music from the Fabulous Amorelles – a classic sixties Girl band
One Hundred Climbs – Q&A session with author Simon Warren compared by Tony Gibb (Commonwealth Games medalist and Eurosport commentator)
30+ stalls … Including Cycling fashion, “T shirts to electric bikes” , Local ale & Beer tent serving Tring Breweries famous “Handlebar” ale, vintage and retro inspired dressing up, The Ashmei.com pop up shop and loads more
FREE Parking! FREE entry into Velo Village
Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2018
Check out the equipment section and our partner Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to find out about cover of your equipment (including 60% off cover for your second bike!).
British Bike Hire will be providing bike hire at Human Race events up and down the country.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in event-based bike hire, and with years of experience they know exactly what it takes to have the bike ready for your day, with as little hassle as possible.
Their service includes delivery to your event as well as fitting onto your bike by an experienced mechanic so you’re as comfortable as possible for the ride. They have a fleet covering all bases, from basic alloy road bikes to race-ready carbon fibre machines, as well as road oriented hybrid bikes and mountain bikes. All bikes arrive fully serviced and cleaned with the aim to take as much stress out of your day as possible.
This year’s Chiltern 100 cycling kit is available through top cycling supplier SaddleDrunk – take a look at the range and order yours today!
From the M25
Leave the M25 at junction 16 turning North on M40 …follow directions below
From the M40 /A40
Leave the M40 at junction 2 and take the A355 northbound. Follow the A355 for around 5 miles then take the A413 westbound and left onto the A404. Once on the A404, take the second left onto Whielden Ln and follow this road until you see car park signs for Chiltern Cycling Festival Parking and event stewards. Please avoid coming off the M40 and turning left onto Ledborough Ln then right onto the B474. This will take you along Horsemoor Ln which is very narrow and will quickly lead to delays.
From High Wycombe
Join the A404 towards Hazlemere. At Hazlemere crossroads, continue along the A404. Follow signs for Penn Street, turning right into Penn Street. Follow directions as above.
Join the A404 towards High Wycombe. Turn left towards Winchmore Hill on Whielden Lane, continue up hill turning right onto Penn Street. The entrance to the FREE car park is on your left hand side at Horsemoor Lane junction.
Sign on, the start area and the Velo Village are all accessed at the far end of the car parking field “The Big Park” through the sign posted gates
PLEASE NOTE NO PARKING ON ROADS IN OR AROUND PENN STREET – we have ample FREE parking at the festival car park.
Nearest Rail stations- Amersham (Metropolitan Tube and Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone) Beaconsfield (Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone )
Action4Youth are our official charity partner for the event. Action4Youth provides challenges and experiences to young people of all abilities, disabilities and backgrounds, helping them grow to in confidence, self-belief and discover their potential.
You can take one of the very limited number of official Action4Youth entries for just £1 for a pledge to raise just £150 to give life-changing experiences to children and young people. Just make this selection on the entry form.
If you’ve already entered the event and would like to support Action4Youth, simply set up a fundraising page on JustGiving by clicking here.
How your money can help?
If you’re looking for a way to make your event count, why not raise money for a cause you care about? Head to JustGiving, make a fundraising page in a few simple steps, and share it far and wide by email and social media.
Action4Youth provides positive, and often transformational, experiences for young people of all abilities, disabilities and backgrounds. As official charity of the Chiltern 100, Action4Youth are offering places on any ride for only £1. All they ask for is a pledge to raise £150, to give life-changing experiences to children and young people and if you get £200 or more in sponsorship you’ll get a cool branded cycling jersey. Join Action4Youth and help them inspire the next generation and benefit young people for life.