3Down

300km cycling event starting from Beaconsfield, HP9 2SE. Controls at Pangbourne, Kimbridge, Fordingbridge, Alresford and Wokingham, plus 3 information controls.

Start Location at M40 Services Area. Winter friendly route. Easy access from M40 or London Marylebone. Free parking. Ibis Hotel reasonable rates at Start. Free WiFi. Pub and cafe 24hr services. No entry on the day.

The outward scenery is varied and attractive Chilterns, Kennet Valley, the Hampshire Downs, the Test Valley with its string of lovely villages and the New Forest. The turning point is Fordingbridge The return is pretty benign with a fairly flat course and the prevailing wind behind you. The route crosses back over the New Forest, skirts Winchester to Alresford which has shops and cafes and then takes in the easy climb back over the Downs via the Candovers. Its back roads to Winnersh and on to Maidenhead where a very easy route, mainly lit, takes the southern edge of the Chilterns to the end. The route is fixed friendly with the climb of White Hill after Kinsgclere (100m of 10% or thereabouts) the major climb of the day.

Distance:
300 km   in 20h00
Date:
Saturday 1st April 2017
Time:
06:00   to finish by + 02:00
Starting from:
Beaconsfield , HP9 2SE
Fee:
£8.00   ( £8.00 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
Entries now closed.

U This is an updated event - these details have changed in some significant way, relative to previously published information

Sunrises:
06:41 BST
Sunsets:
19:34 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
X
Organiser:
Paul Stewart
Body:
Willesden CC
Entries to:
Paul Stewart
(event closed - contact details removed)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
5000
AAA:
0
Total Climb:
2661m
Event No:
17-417
Category:
BR
Email:


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Routesheet:
Download 417r.zip updated 19.03.17
GPS:
Download 417g.zip updated 19.03.17
Route
See outline map below.
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