Hills and Mills

105km cycling event starting from Hailsham. Controls at Mayfield and Mayfield, plus 6 information controls.

The eleventh classic popular early season AAA event featuring a new Café control in Mayfield - The Pink Cabbage CO Café Deli and Grocer High Street Mayfield TN20 6AB

Begin forward scout report as of 25/1/18- (for those that have entered). Pink Cabbage Café in Mayfield has been briefed of your arrival, please be nice to them and support them as this is a new control for us and we would like to use them again. Please note the other café has long gone (they didn't even bother to inform us for the second time it changed hands) it is now a dog grooming establishment so if one feels the need for a quick wash up and groom this we must see I jest. There will be marshals to help with bike parking, look out for mmmmmartin and EL Supremo in PPE! Note limited bike parking out side and by Café, also STEEP STEP down from street level! Roads- Argos Hill 35.21 to 36.96 on- ascent and descent surface has detreated further but still ride-able with care and attention. Infos, we will be prompting you through out the event as there is unavoidably 6 of them, being it's an AAA event and one needs to obtain these. Info at 50.73 follow the route sheet instruction, if you are using gpx track only you will miss this! Suggested slow down and keep your eyes peeled (whatever the question is, the answer has fallen down but is still there and readable). Info @68.20 this is by the second post box half way up the climb and not the first on at the bottom of the hill! Looks as if the answer has now gone for one reason or another, I will accept what one sees looking there, (without giving it away on here)! Info at 82.70 this is in the normal location before Broadoak village. See you in the morning End Org PLEASE NOTE- riders need to visit all controls and obtain an ink stamp on their brevet cards, sorry gpx tracks will not be valid as an alternaltive..................Routesheet available at the bottom of this page along with gpx track, please print and download file if entered............... Please use the correct postage stamps if using large envelops, check with the PO before sending, don't forget temp insurance fee if you are a non member....................Updated route sheet as of 5/1/2018. See the renovated Argos Hill windmill in it's former glory. Food/snacks and hot drinks available @ the start. The route passses through unspoilt East Sussex countryside including the Ashdown forest, this is a great training ride for Mad Jack's JSM event held in February. The Pink Cabbage Produce Co Cafe offer a warm welcome with hot beverages and a great selection of food where you visit twice. If entered, temporary/ new members, please familiarise yourself with AUK regulations.(Postal entries, if you are able to download/print you route sheet then please do so, let me know if you have done this option on the entry form). If entering via post, please just send one SAE, as I will self validate and the successful riders will receive their validated brevet card at the finish.NO ENTRYS ON THE LINE. If entered please check your pay pal receipt for proof of entry, please download/ print your route sheet/ gpx file http://ridewithgps.com/route Qualifying ride for Brevet des Grimpeurs du Sud. Please bring A PEN to fill in the answers to the 6 Information controls on your brevet card, which are needed as to provide proof of passage and to gain successful validation. The commercial/ manned controls also require a stamp or till receipt. The Team depart from the start just after 9.00 as to enable us to set up in Mayfield, please DO NOT ARRIVE LATE as there will be no one to meet and greet you. For those that whish to use any local bike shops during the event the nearest one's on route is M&S in Hailsham, other non local bike shops are Kontour in Polegate and Cycle Revival in Heathfield. Alternately have the machine serviced before the start, see notes on route sheet regarding new brake blocks and winter tyres etc..................................

Distance:
105 km   in 7h30
Date:
Saturday 27th January 2018
Time:
09:00   to finish by 16:30
Starting from:
Hailsham
Fee:
£7.00   ( £8.50 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
Entries now closed.

Sunrises:
07:44 GMT
Sunsets:
16:40 GMT
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map
Facilities:
R F P 85
Organiser:
Andy Seviour
Body:
Andy Seviour
Entries to:
Andy Seviour
(event closed - contact details removed)
Phone:
Speeds:
14-25 kph
ROA:
2000
AAA:
2
Total Climb:
1900m
Event No:
18-77
Category:
BP
Email:


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Routesheet:
Download 77r.zip updated 05.01.18
GPS:
Download 77g.zip updated 01.02.16