A traditional reliabilty ride run by the Old Portlians which Cycling Weekly once quoted as the real 'Hell of the Ashdown'. A great, 'Hard Riders', no frills event with two fantastic routes, 100km and 68km through Kent, taking in the Ashdown Forest.
Don't expect a Sportive, this is an "Old School" Reliability Trial in the every sense of the word . The only concession to the present is downloadable GPS routes (links available below) and real toilets, no portaloos at the HQ.
Entry on the day £5.00 . Bacon Butties, cakes and hot drinks at start/finish.
In the past OPCC have provided refreshments at the top of the Ashdown for the riders on the 100km route. We hope to do this in 2019, with the permission of the Conservators of the Ashdown Forest. However last year we received complaints from the Forest Authorities regarding riders urinating in public, therefore it is possible this permission will be withheld. All riders entering this event will be doing so on the strict understanding that they will only use appropriate toilet facilities.
Details and rider informaton
|Entry Instructions:||SIGN ON, ON THE DAY|
|Start Time:||First group off at 9:00am then in intervals of 5 minutes|
|Address:||Knockholt Village Centre|
|Click here for Google map location|
|Hall Open from:||8AM|
|Parking:||Limited availability off road, ample parking on street|
Download, complete and bring the entry form to the HQ.
Or just turn-up, sign-on, and ride !
Event sign-on instructions.
Event Risk Assesment.
As noted previously, our Reliability Trial is old school and as such the route will not be signed. Therefore, please ensure you are familiar with the route card otherwise ,as we're a 'progressive' thinking club, here are the links to the online maps where you can download the routes to your Garmin or other device in either TCX or GPX format.
Download routes from www.ridewithgps.com in either TCX or GPX format (we would suggest TCX).100K http://ridewithgps.com/routes/852422
See here for an explanation on how to install the maps on your Garmin device http://ridewithgps.com/help/category/gps-devices/ Select your device and the page will then give very clear instructions. If you're still technically challenged then we'll have technical Garmin support available on the day.here for all images...