Chiltern 100 Sportive
TBC • Bovingdon Airfield, Bovingdon, Herts
“The toughest sportive close to the capital” Human Race are proud to have the Chiltern 100 Sportive as part of...
Entries close 10am Thursday 23rd June – enter before 9am Tuesday 21st if you would like your pack posted to you!
* Distances are approximate.
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The Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati takes in many important landmarks from London’s Olympic history including a unique finish on the 1948 Olympic Velodrome at Herne Hill. The Velodrome has easy access for a London sportive, only 20 minutes from London Victoria.
The ride will start in the picturesque Dulwich Park, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic finish at the Velodrome, and the route goes out to the stunning Surrey Hills taking in Box Hill as cycled on by Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Armitstead in the 2012 Olympics.
All cyclists will have the unique experience of cycling around the Olympic track as part of their finish experience and will then be invited to stay and cheer on the other finishers whilst enjoying refreshments with family and other riders.
“My love of cycling started at the Herne Hill Velodrome; it gives young people the opportunity to experience a whole new sport and activity. What’s more it’s part of England’s racing history and it generates our country’s future winners.”
Sir Bradley Wiggins
The exact range of kids cycling activities are TBC so please check back nearer the time to find out what will be on offer for 2016.
To give you an idea however, there is a great Inner Track at the Herne Hill Velodrome that was used in the 2015 event for a range of activities such as:
Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2016.
Short Route: 48km
Medium Route: 104km
Long Route: 166km (103 miles)
Short ride: timing starts at Dulwich Park and returns to Herne Hill Velodrome for one lap of the track. Your sequence of timing points are:
Start / HH Start / HH End / Finish
Medium and long rides: timing starts at Dulwich Park with the hill climb at Box Hill then a timing checkpoint at Chipstead before returning to Herne Hill Velodrome for one lap of the track. The timing points for Box Hill at located where you turn off the B2209 (Old London Road) onto the Zig Zag Road for the start and opposite the National Trust information centre and café at the top. Your sequence of timing points are:
Start / BH Start / BH End / Chipstead / HH Start / HH End / Finish
You can hire a fully serviced and cleaned bike perfect for the event from our partners British Bike Hire.
British Bike Hire is one of the UK’s largest bike hire businesses who specialise in delivering great product for all categories of riders and provide excellent service. They offer a range of bikes to hire or purchase including: leisure, hybrid, mountain, racing and triathlon specifications.
Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk and book via the online portal or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Start: Dulwich Park (20 mins from London Victoria), College Road, London SE21 7BQ. Just a stone’s throw away from the finish location at Herne Hill Velodrome.
Finish: Herne Hill Velodrome (20 mins from London Victoria), 104 Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE. Site for the 1948 Olympic Track Cycling in the London Olympics. All routes head into Surrey and back to the Herne Hill Velodrome.
We are trying to keep cars coming to the event to a minimum so before you read further about parking options please consider if you can cycle to the event.
If you need to drive, please be considerate to residents & park with care & DO NOT block residents in their driveways! All parking is first come first served, so please plan a couple of options for where you could park well in advance. The options for parking are limited but we recommend the following:
There are also a number of other roads available to park on in this area. If you don’t mind a short ride to/from the event perhaps also look at the parking options further afield e.g. in Peckham.
British Bike Hire will be hiring a range of 18 speed alloy/carbon road bikes for the London Cycle Sportive.Each bike will be cleaned and fully serviced, delivered to the start and collected after you finish the event. We will have staff at the beginning of the event ready to adjust the bikes for you to suit your needs. British Bike Hire can supply SPD pedals at a small additional charge or can fit yours on the day. The bikes are geared sensibly for these events and all bikes will be fitted with two bottle cages.
For more information and to hire a bike contact: email@example.com
The Telegraph London Cycle Sportive has two Official Charities who are both hoping to raise thousands for their great grass route sport causes. First of all the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust are responsible for securing the future of the Herne Hill Velodrome (the fantastic finish venue for this ride) for generations to come. Secondly we support Access Sport, a multi-award winning charity whose mission is to harness the unique power of sport to positively change the lives of under-represented and at-risk young people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK. You can support either cause by ticking to fundraise for your chosen charity when going through the entry form or can donate on the entry form to a joint grassroots cycling pot where the money is split evenly between both charities.
There is no obligation to fundraise if you want to take part in this event, but we would love you to raise as much money as possible to help the great work both the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust and Access Sport do. No portion of the entry fee goes directly to either charity and the money received by either comes from fundraising undertaken by participants.
The Herne Hill Velodrome Trust are one of the Official Charities of the Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati.
The Trust was set up in 2011 to continue the work of the Save the Velodrome campaign. The Trust is responsible for securing the future of the Herne Hill Velodrome for generations to come.
The Trust is a volunteer-led organisation that works on a day-to-day basis to complete the regeneration of the Velodrome site and to increase participation at the track. To date they have overseen the construction of a new Junior Track and Multi-Use Games Area on the inside of the track and track lighting to enable longer use of the track. The next stage of redevelopment will be the reconstruction of the pavilion.
With your generous support they can complete the regeneration and secure the future of the Velodrome.
To learn more about the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust, please visit: www.hhvt.org
Access Sport are one of the Official Charities of the Telegraph London Cycle Sportive powered by Maserati.
Access Sport’s Mission
Access Sport’s mission is to harness the unique power of sport to transform the life prospects of under-represented and at-risk children and young people living in disadvantaged communities across London, Bristol, Manchester and Oxford.
What Access Sport do…
Supporting local inspirational volunteers to help their clubs to grow, become sustainable and achieve social inclusion outcomes, Access Sport unlock the power of community sports clubs – breathing a fresh lease of life into existing community resources!
Bringing the joy of cycling to the lives of disadvantaged young people…
Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme, 2015 winner of the BT Sport Community Programme of the Year Award, is specifically leading the way in making youth cycling exciting and accessible for even the most hard to reach young people.
Building BMX tracks in the heart of disadvantaged communities across 16 London boroughs, and equipping local inspirational volunteers with the skills and qualifications to ensure the club is sustainable, Access Sport is addressing the rapid decline in youth cycling whilst also tackling social exclusion, inactivity, and under-representation, for example lower socio-economic groups, B&ME, females, and those with disabilities.
With your kind support, Access Sport can continue to work towards building a lasting legacy for the next generation. To learn more about Access Sport and their projects please visit: www.accesssport.org.uk
Access Sport is registered charity number 1156819
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