Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival

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Date of event

Sunday 15th July 2018


Penn House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire


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Distances & Prices

Entries open January 2018

Part of the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival

  • Chiltern 100 Gran Fondo 161km (100 miles) with 2400m of climbing*
  • Chiltern 100 Medio Fondo 109km (68 miles) with 1430m of climbing*
  • Chiltern 100 Corto Fondo 52km (32 miles) with 580m of climbing*
  • Cycletta @ Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival 52km (32 miles)†
  • Amersham Classic vintage ride 52km (32 miles)

Other entry options:

  • Entering in a group of 10 or more? You could save up to 25% – click here for more information.
  • If you would like to enter as a corporate group, click here for booking and enquiries.
  • To personalise your medal, order an iTaB engraved with your name and finish time, and make your fantastic finish medal even more special. You can order your iTaB during the entry process or using this link.
  • The 2017 Chiltern 100 cycling kit was available through top cycling supplier SaddleDrunk – take a look at the range.

About the event


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:

  • Family ride
  • Vintage Concors D’Elegance parade of vintage bikes
  • Over 30 stalls featuring cycling clothing, equipment, gifts and collectibles
  • Live music
  • Beer tent and gourmet cuisine
  • Live coverage of Stage 15 of Le Tour de France

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 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.

Event Benefits

  • Challenging riding with plenty of climbing
  • Stunning scenery of the Chilterns AONB
  • Discover some of the finest riding in the UK just 30 minutes from the Capital.
  • Seal of approval from founders and local experts, Verulam CC.
  • Unrivalled route management, signage, marshalling and moto-support
  • Frequent feed stations, stocked with plentiful and improved nutritional products
  • Part of the Chiltern 100 Cycling Festival: entertainment and activities for all the family
  • Celebratory champagne & goody musette for all finishers
  • Ample free parking


  • Mechanical support
  • Motorcycle marshalling
  • Medical support
  • Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
  • Well-stocked feed stations
  • Rider pack posted out prior to the event. No need to register on the day of the ride
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line
  • Complimentary glass of champagne and goody bag
  • Finisher’s Medal

*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:

  • Gran Fondo: 07:00 – 08:15
  • Medio Fondo: 08:18 – 09:00
  • Corto: 09:03 – 09:36

These are here as a guide only and the 2018 times will not be confirmed until one month before the event.

2017 festival highlights (TBC for 2018)

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

  • Best Restored Bike
  • Best Co-ordinated bike & outfit
  • Most ‘Dapper Pedaler’
  • Finest deportment
  • Jolliest festival japer

King & Queen of the Chilterns competition – for fastest rider up the final climb back into Penn House

Family & Kids events

  • Go Ride mountain bike course
  • Skills coaching sessions by local Summit MTB club coaches
  • Penn House Vintage and Family ride around grounds
  • Kids Racing store

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 pop up shop and loads more

FREE Parking! FREE entry into Velo Village

Age Requirements

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!).


Map Downloads

Gran Fondo Download Download Download
Medio Fondo Download Download Download
Corto Fondo Download Download Download


These results are provisional, and any queries should be sent to our Results Crew. These are compiled and any changes are shown in the final results here around a week after the event. If you are looking for results from previous years, please visit the main Human Race Results page.



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.

Visit and book via the online portal or email for more information.

This year’s Chiltern 100 cycling kit is available through top cycling supplier SaddleDrunk – take a look at the range and order yours today!

Travel & Accommodation

PENN HOUSE, Penn Street, nr. Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PS

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.

From Amersham
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.

Public transport:

Nearest Rail stations- Amersham (Metropolitan Tube and Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone) Beaconsfield (Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone )

Bus – Red Rose: Line 72 and 73 go through the Penn Street village
Arriva: No. 62 stops close to Penn Street on the A404

Charity & Fundraising

A4Y ROUTE 1Action4Youth 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?

  • £10 could pay for a disabled child to experience sailing for the first time.
  • £25 could pay to train a youth worker in safeguarding to ensure they identify and assist young people who may be in danger.
  • £50 provides an activity such as abseiling for a group of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them an experience they can be proud of.
  • £100 pays for support and advice to over 100 youth organisations across Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes, helping long term sustainability and growth.

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