Codebreaker Sportive

 

Codebreaker Sportive

21st April 2014

Entry Closed

Event type: Sportive. Enigma: 100k. Colossus: 100mi
Age range: 17 years and older
Race Start:  09:00
Venue:  Prince George Pub, Portishead Drive, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes, MK4 3FA
Parking:  Parking is free at the venue but is extremely limited. If you could try to buddy-up on cars or even cycle to the venue it would be very much appreciated.
Price:  £23.50
Downloads:  Zipped MMO & GPX files

On arrival back at the pub there will be a £5 voucher there waiting for you to spend in the pub. Not that we encourage rehydrating with IPA…

Overview
You have a choice of two distances:
• Enigma Sportive of 100km with around 2,800 feet of climbing
• Colossus Sportive of 100 miles with around 4,500 feet of climbing

Our sportive is named in honour of the legendary home of the codebreakers; Bletchley Park – the National Codes and Cipher Centre
You have a choice of two distances:
• Enigma Sportive of 100km with around 2,800 feet of climbing

• Colossus Sportive of 100 miles with around 4,500 feet of climbing

Both distances feature an outstanding circular route through the country lanes surrounding Milton Keynes and Bletchley taking in the two counties of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. The 100 mile route will have two feed stations, you will visit the one at Cranfield twice. The 100km route will visit the Cranfield feed once. The route is rolling with a few nasty little climbs, especially near the Brickhills, where both routes pass.

Venue
Prince George Pub, Portishead Drive, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes, MK4 3FA

Parking
The venue has plenty of parking.

Registration
Registration will be open at 8am at the pub.

Please go to the desk that matches your surname alphabetically, you will be given an envelope which will contain your timing chip which sticks to the left side of your cycle helmet and does not need returning after the event, and contact details if you have any problems on the route.

First Aid
We have first aid available and if you have any issues on route please call any of these numbers (07717 203 769 / 0750 373 9191) and we will get someone to you ASAP.

Start Times
Both events will start at 9am, please do start as early as possible especially if you think you may take sometime to complete the route.

Cut Off Times
The extra loop for the 100 mile will CLOSE at 12:00. If you have not made this point by then you will be diverted onto the 100k route.
Both routes close at 17:00.

Photography
We will have someone taking pictures at the end of the route, these will be uploaded to Facebook and we may have picture or video on route, so make sure you smile :-)

Mechanical Support
We will have inner tubes, tyres, puncture repair kits and pumps available at the start and at the feed stations. We will have mobiles with us with us for you to contact us if you need help.

Food
We will have plenty of savoury and sweet foods for you to eat on route. That’s not to say a full blown dinner, but enough food to keep you topped up or a break from the minging health bars that everyone eats these days!! Malt loaf, flapjack, bananas, etc. and also tea, coffee and plenty of good old fashioned water.

If you are doing the 100 k route you will have a feed station at Cranfield village, if you are doing the 100 mile route you will have two chances to get food.

Toilets
Available at the start, feed point and Finish

Timed climb
We are planning to time the climb at Great Brickhill, this will be timed twice if you are doing the 100 mile. We also looking at videoing this climb, so make sure while you are in pain that you save yourself enough energy to smile!!

Spectators
There plenty of good vantage points on the route, but I can suggest the climb at Great Brickhill and the pub the Red Lion. The other option is at the feed stops at Cranfield.

Results
Will be available live at www.racetimingsystems.net

Certificates
Will be available to download from the website when you have finished.

Featured Sunglasses
The sunglasses will be available on-line now or you purchase these on the day at £35 each.

We look forward to seeing you on the day

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