The Devils Punchbowl 200

205km cycling event starting from The Steyning Centre, Steyning, W Sussex. Controls at Thursley, Pease Pottage, Steyning and Horsham, plus 4 information controls.

An extended ride to the Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead avoiding Glenlea, followed by an El Supremo control near Thursley, before continuing on to Crawley, and then returning TWICE to Steyning.

Entry fee covers food at start, manned controls and finish. No entries on the line. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED Stage 1 (64k) 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 Midhurst and the climb to Fernhurst. In Fernhurst we're back on minor roads / country lanes leading to the climbs at Lynchmere and Hammer Vale. 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 2 (55k) From the Thursley control we continue on minor roads /country lanes through Thursley, Elstead, Milford, Cranleigh, Ewhurst, Rusper, Faygate and Colgate, before arriving at Pease Pottage to the south of Crawley, and a services control. Stage 3 (39k) Retracing from Pease Pottage and continuing on minor roads / country lanes we skirt Horsham via Bucks Head, and after the first climb of Kerves Lane we continue on minor roads / country lanes through Southwater, Brooks Green, Coolham, Ashington and Wiston. After Wiston we have a 3 km stretch on the A283 back to Steyning for a feed or alternatively a slightly longer return via country lanes. Stage 4 (24k) No rest for the wicked having only completed 158Km, so we return to Horsham, still on minor roads / country lanes, via Partridge Green, Littleworth, Maplehurst and Copsale before a descent of Kerves Lane, but....... Stage 5 (24k) The final leg is a retace of Stage 4, but this starts with the second and final climb of Kerves Lane, before continuing through Copsale, Maplehurst and Partridge Green to the Arrivee in Steyning. NOTE For 2018 the plan is to change the route to remove the need to return to Horsham for Stages 4 and 5.

Distance:
205 km   in 13h40
Date:
Sunday 16th July 2017
Time:
08:00   to finish by 21:40
Starting from:
The Steyning Centre , Steyning, W Sussex
Fee:
£7.00   ( £7.00 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
Entries now closed.

Sunrises:
05:04 BST
Sunsets:
21:10 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
F P T (80)
Organiser:
Anton Brown
Body:
ABAudax
Entries to:
Anton Brown
(event closed - contact details removed)
Phone:
Speeds:
15-30 kph
ROA:
1000
AAA:
0
Total Climb:
2248m
Event No:
17-575
Category:
BR
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