MTB and Sportive photos are now on line ( Road section doesn’t have a picture, just click on the grey writing).
Click HERE to see if you got snapped.
You can download rider times from this weekends Ride It! Milton Keynes event using the links below –
If you have any queries, please email Mark on the address at the top of the times page.
Update 4pm Friday
MTB info updated
Update 1pm Friday
PARKING – todays rain has cut our parking in half at the venue. This means we will have to use the overflow parking at Red Bull F1. If you arrive at the centre and see a marshal waving you away, please follow the PARKING signs to RB. Remember to take your helmet to registration as it’s a long way back if you forget. DIRECTIONS TO RB F1
Running a bit late today – we’ve had to make some changes to the Sportive route due to a closed road so I’ve had to redo all the GPF/TCX/Garmin files! This is why we don’t publish them until after we have put the routes out I’m also changing the MTB route so this will now be put up tomorrow night when I’m sure it’s going to work – there is a bridleway closure but I’m 99% sure it won’t effect us.
So, here’s the details:-
Firstly, just a reminder that the Sunday Sportive is sold out – please do not come to the event hoping for cancelations, we won’t be accepting on the day entries.
PLEASE BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION. You will not be able to register without it and you’ll have to go back to your car to retrieve it.
There is parking on site but we are going to fill it up. When this happens we will have to go to our overflow parking at Red Bull F1, it’s a 2minute cycle away and I’ll be emailing all pre-entered riders a map. So if you see a marshal waving you away from the drive be prepared to carry on down the road. Please do not park on the road outside, it’s a busy one and we don’t want to cause a bottleneck, or in local residential roads.
This is in the hall, follow signs to registration.
It’s muddy out there! This will mean that it’s going to be a tough day and our routes are a little long as there is a fair amount of road. WIth this in mind I’m going to close the long route down at 1pm – if you are not there by then, you won’t make it back before the event centre closes. It’s also complicated around the woods – please make sure you READ the A4 yellow signs as you will come to some twice and they tell you which way to go. We have included some new singletrack – please be aware that it might be two way so please keep your speed controlable at all times.
Medium 26 miles
Long 36 miles
It’s not a race!
Please give way to other trail users, walkers, horse riders etc. If you come across a Horse, please let the rider know you are there in plenty of time and follow their instructions. Remember, if you spook the horse it might hurt you or other people and you are responsible for you actions and the consequences!! Please also close all gates you might come across.
The roads are in winter conditions ( Mike got a puncture in the lane outside the event centre!!) so please make sure you can change at least two punctures. In the link to the GPX files on the pre-event email you should have all recieved by now, there is also a guide on how to use your maps to repair a ripped tyre. The actual road surfaces vary fron really good to a bit rough, but there is always the RISK OF POTHOLES! Please keep your eyes peeled and if you are in a group make sure you shout plenty of warning to those behind. The Long loop breaks off early so we will be sending off the course stripper at 10am.
Distances are approx.
Short -32miles Elevation 1600ft
Medium -60miles Elavation 3450ft
Long -86miles Elevation 4600ft
Drink stations are approximately at:-
Short, – 26miles
Medium – 38miles Long first stint!
Long – 26 &63 miles Long middle stint
This is not a race!!
Please obey the highway code, stop at junctions and only ride two abreast where it is safe to do so – not on main roads or winding country lanes where cars travelling at speed will not be able to see you and stop!!!! If you cause and accident, you are responsible for the consequences and any costs.
I’ll post these up on Friday after we have put out the courses. These will be for info only and are not downloadable, you will get a hard copy at registration.
Everyone who has pre-entered will receive a pre-event mail on Thursday afternoon around 6pm that has links to the GPX files and a guide to show you have to view them interactively. If you have not received this by 7pm tonight please check you junk folder, old accounts, your partners email if they booked and make sure you check the address you booked with! These are all common causes for not getting the mail. If you still don’t have them then email me on firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll check your entry and send you a copy.
See you all there!
This will be the place to come for all the last minute info on this coming weekends Milton Keynes Ride It.
Firstly – The Sportive is sold out so please do not come along for an on the day entry as there are none available and will not be even if riders drop out.
GPX files will be sent to pre-entered riders on Thursday night via an email.
You can use these to view a map and there will be instructions on how to do this in the email.
Elevations and drink station distances will also be posted here once the courses are confirmed.