The Devils Punchbowl 200
205km cycling event starting from The Steyning Centre, Steyning, W Sussex. Controls at Peterfield, Thursley and Pease Pottage, plus 4 information controls. An extended ride to the Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead, amended from 2017 to avoid the final loop between Steyning and Horsham.
Entry fee covers food at start, manned control and the finish. No entries on the line.
Still avoids Glenlea and includes a feed near Thursley, but now passing through; Cocking, South Harting, Petersfield, Thursleys, Farnham, Cranleigh, Pease Pottage, Haywards Heath, Streat near Plumpton, Ditching, Hurstpeirpoint, Fulking, Upper Beeding returning to Steyning. Stage 1 (57k) Initially leaving Steyning on the A283 through Storrington and towards Petworth, before crossing onto quieter minor roads / country lanes through Greatham and Coldwaltham. After crossing the A29 we remain on minor roads / country lanes towards Selham and Graffham, before joining the A286 to Cocking (INFO). After Cocking we take the country lanes along the base of the South Downs though Didling, Treyford, Elstead, South Harding before controlling in Petersfield. Stage 2 (26k) After Petersfield we travel on the old A3 towards the South of Liphook, before rejoining the 2017 route at Hammer Vale. Still no Glenlea for the 200, and having passed under the A3, we ride on the new road alongside the A3 into and beyond Hindhead. After Hindhead we are on the QUITE LANE (no cars) around the Devils Punchbowl to the Thursley Control. Stage 3 (68k) From the Thursley control, a slight detour to Farnham (INFO) in order to get the KM's, before rejoining the 2017 route through Elstead, Milford, Cranleigh, Ewhurst, Rusper (INFO), Faygate and Colgate, before arriving at Pease Pottage to the South of Crawley, and a Services Station control. Stage 4 (53k) From Pease Pottage we now head South through Handcross, Staplefield, Cuckfield into Haywards Heath. On leaving Haywards Heath we are shortly on Slugwash Lane heading towards Wivelsfield Green, before taking Hundred Acre Lane and Street Lane to our final INFO near Plumpton. We now turn West and pass through Westmeston, Ditching, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint before turning South towards Fulking and Upper Beeding before our Arrivee in Steyning.
- 05:03 BST
- 21:11 BST
- F P T (80)
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Toilets at the start
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- Entries to:
- Anton Brown
19 Northlands Avenue
- 15-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
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