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Chiltern 100 Sportive

When is the eventSunday 31st May 2015 Where is the Event Bovingdon Airfield, Bovingdon, Herts

  • @HumanRaceEvents great day at the Chiltern about hills! And you arranged perfect weather.

    Katie Ferguson - @KatieFerguson89
  • Chapeau to all the riders doing the #chiltern100 today. I crossed your path twice and you were all grinning, or is that grimacing! #cycling

    Mike 'The Fox' - @torgey
  • Underestimated but survived the very tough Chiltern 100. Well done to the organisers, it was top notch! @HumanRaceEvents

    Rob Burns - @boins88
  • Totally underestimated @HumanRaceEvents Chiltern100 today, it was very very hard. Jolly good sportive though.

    Martin Jubb - @Jubbster
  • Proper tough Chiltern 100. Think it was a little bit longer than previous years?? Well done making a great event better @HumanRaceEvents

    John Eborall - @eborall
  • 95 miles and too many hills. Some time with @emmakyoung who has since disappeared! Lovely ride. Well done @HumanRaceEvents awesome event.

    Rob - @r30rob
  • @HumanRaceEvents Chiltern 100 completed! Knackered! Great event! @VitaCocoUK to greet us on the finish line with drinks. Awesome!

    Mark Walker - @M4rkWalker
  • @HumanRaceEvents well done for excellent organisation @ Chiltern 100. Great refreshments, happy hard working marshals & v clear signposting.

    Matt Peers - @stanmorechaser
  • Great organisation and yummy snacks, the Chiltern alps as opposed to the Chiltern hills though!!

    Sue Ferguson
  • It was a stunning morning for a ride through the #Chilterns. Thanks @HumanRaceEvents for another great event!

    Hannah White - @hannahwhiteuk
  • Cheers to @HumanRaceEvents for an epic day at Chiltern 100. Stunning countryside, brill sunshine, killer hills & 2 sunburnt arms. Inevitable.

    Alex Terrell - @alxterrell
  • @HumanRaceEvents thanks for a amazing day yesterday superb organisation can't wait for next year #hills

    Spencer - @spenno34
  • Conquered #chiltern100 109 mile #GranFondo - Which #sadist put that that #hill at the end? Thanks @HumanRaceEvents

    Tanbir - @thinkTanbir

Chiltern 100 Sportive Event Information


"The toughest sportive close to the capital"

Following the sell-out 2014 event, Human Race are proud to have the Chiltern 100 Sportive as part of the Human Race Sportive Series. One of the highest rated major sportives in the UK, the event still maintains a club-like atmosphere and camaraderie. The challenging landscape of the Chilterns means that the 76 mile and 110 mile routes are as testing as they are stunning, both taking in infamous climbs such as Whiteleaf Hill and Wardrobes. The event will be delivered in partnership with VCC, the club who set it up eight years ago and made it the esteemed sportive it is today. Prostate Cancer are the official charity for the Chiltern 100 Sportive. Donate or fundraise £50 or more and receive a free gourmet burger and drink on event day!


Gran Fondo: 110 miles (177km) - 2,700m of climbing £42
Medio Fondo: 76 miles (122km) - 1,897m of climbing £40


•    The UK’s most prestigious sportive
•    Tough test of the Chilterns with rewarding scenery
•    Event village with free parking
•    Ample motorcycle marshals, plus top quality route management
•    Frequent feed stations with plentiful and improved nutritional products


•    Mechanical support
•    Motorcycle marshalling
•    Medical support
•    Sweep vehicle for those who cannot complete the route
•    Well-stocked feed stations with sugary goods, energy products and water
•    Natural Hydration as you cross the finish line
•    Riders 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
•    Finishers Medal

Help Desk Opens – 06:00
Gran Fondo – 07:00-08:45
Medio Fondo – 08:45-09:25

Minimum Age 16 at 31 December, 2015

Event Information Pack and Maps

2015 Chiltern 100 Route MapMap My Tracks


Download the OFFICIAL EVENT APP, powered by Map My Tracks, and kick start your training for the Chiltern 100 Sportive.

You can also download GPX, TCX or KML files for the route. Simply click on the buttons below to download.

Gran Fondo

Team Entry

Team entry - How good is your team? - Get yourselves rated!

Ride as a team and show your mates who's the daddy on the hills. Teams can be clubs, charities, work mates or any other group of riders. Teams must have a minimum of 8 entrants and each team can request up to a maximum of 15 guaranteed places. If you need more places, get your team to enter quickly!

There will be team awards based on individual performances for teams with at least 6 finishers.

How to enter a team
Nominate a team captain for all communications and confirm the number of entries required. Email Megan Melville at with the following details: team captain name, phone number, email address, team name, club name (if different) and number of places wanted. Then each team member enters online in the usual way - but they must enter the team name on the entry form.


Old Bovingdon Airfield. Whelpley Hill, Chesham, Herts

New event HQ and start/finish area: Bovingdon Airfield is located just outside the village of Bovingdon in Hertfordshire on the B4505 between Chesham and Hemel Hempstead. It is easily accessible and approximately fifteen minutes drive from either the M25 Junction 20 or M1 Junction 8. The closest postcode is HP5 3RR, which will take you to a farm adjacent to the site. Your satnav will take you past the main entrance to the airfield, so you can't miss it.

The main station for the Airfield is Hemel Hempstead Station. This is approximately a 20 minute cycle to the venue, or a short taxi journey.

Bike Hire

British Bike HireBritish Bike Hire will be hiring a range of 18 speed alloy/carbon road bikes for the Chiltern 100.

British Bike HireEach 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 please contact:

Wiggle Event Checklist

You’ve done all the hard work and training and with the big event fast approaching now’s the time to double check you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Wiggle has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises on the morning. Everything is available with the click of a mouse with free UK delivery – Wiggle can even guarantee next day delivery for a little more!

Bike: click here Wiggle
Helmet: click here 
Jersey: click here
Shorts: click here
Jackets/Gilets: click here
Gloves: click here
Cycle Shoes: click here
Sunglasses: click here
Spare Tubes: click here
Tools: click here
Puncture Repair & Pumps: click here
Saddle Bag: click here
Tyres: click here
Lights/Reflective: click here
Bottles & Hydration: click here
Nutrition: click here
Cycle Computer/GPS: click here

For the biggest range of the best tri-sports products at unbeatable prices visit

Feed Stations


Products provided at the feed stations will include:

- PowerBar energy drinks
- PowerBars and PowerBar shots
- Bananas
- Bourbon biscuits
- Jaffa cakes
- Jelly babies
- Wine gums
- Flapjacks
- Salted pretzels
- Dried cranberries

We advise riders to bring additional nutritional sustenance as required.

Nutrition and Hydration

SpatoneFeeling tired?

Feeling like you are constantly cycling uphill? Have you had a drop in performance? Low iron levels can cause fatigue and tiredness making it hard for you to keep up with your training programme however one sachet a day of Spatone natural liquid iron has been scientifically proven to help top up your iron levels!

Find out more about how Spatone can help your cycling here.

VitaCoco240 Keep hydrated!

Staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. Vita Coco coconut water promotes rehydration as well as refuelling as it provides carbohydrate as well as fluid.

Before exercise, your main priority is ensuring you are hydrated to have the best chance of putting in your best performance. During exercise, there are no hard and fast rules about how much to drink but, 400-800ml per hour will prevent dehydration and overhydration. After exercise, the sooner you start to replace the fluid the sooner you will recover. So make drinking your priority immediately after exercise.

Click here for more information on how to stay hydrated.

Event Updates

Please find below links to all the emails sent out to the Chiltern 100 Sportive entrants to date.

If you are not receiving these emails, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Charity and Fundraising

ProstateCancerUKx240Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner to the Chiltern 100.

Join our Men United team and you’ll receive a welcome pack full of training and fundraising tips, plus;

-   Raise £50 and you’ll get a free BBQ lunch on event day
-   Raise £100 and you’ll receive a waterproof rucksack cover
-   Raise £200 and you’ll receive our exclusive Prostate Cancer UK cycling jersey
-   Raise £500 to be the proud owner of one of our long-sleeved soft shell cycling jackets.

All you need to do is set up your fundraising page or contact to receive your fundraising pack and sponsorship forms in the post.

Register today to join -  Men United. Keeping friendships alive.

Just GivingIf 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.

Make your Chiltern 100 Sportive JustGiving page


Chiltern 100 Sportive Sponsors

Great Training Destinations in Switzerland
Wiggle - Official Retail Partner of Human Race
2015 WomenOnly Challenge
Windsor Triathlon 2015
The inaugural l’Etape London by Le Tour de France
2015 London Cycle Sportive
Micro Scooter
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