RIDE IT Woking 2019

Hi All

We are out over the next few days putting out the courses so we’ll update as and when, but there’s lots of info below regarding the event that’ll help you get the most out of the day.

Thanks

Dean

 

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.

Event Centre

Parish Pavillion
Station Road
Chobham  ( NOT Cobham!!)
Surrey
GU24 8AZ

PARKING

Parking is in the fields around the pavilion, please follow the signs and marshals

HEIGHT RESTRICTION

There is now a height restriction into the grounds. We will remove this at 7.30am so please do not arrive before this as you won’t be able to get on site. It also gives us a head start on getting the event set up.

Registration

This is in the hall, follow signs to registration. If it’s sunny we’ll have registration outside as it’s less cramped.

Opens at 8am until 9.45am ( 9.30am for Long)

Starts

Fun/short/medium 8.30am until 10am

Long 8.30am until 9.45am

Loos

At the event centre there are loos inside and 3 portable Loos outside.

On the MTB course there are no loos at drink stations – Please try to go somewhere other than at drink stations, there is plenty of countryside to pop behind a bush – or call into a Pub as you pass.

On the Sportive there are loos at the drink stations – please use them and not the hedges as they are at nice village halls we want to go back to!!

Route Marking

All routes will be way marked, simply follow the arrows as you ride. See the  Sportive Way-Markings Guide for a detailed example of what to expect. MTB riders follow the same signs but they are yellow. Please see the GPX section at the bottom for files

FEED STOPS

On the course there are a number of feed stops (how many depends on your route distance) and all food and drink at the feed stops is included in your entry. The feed stops are sponsored by High 5 Sports Nutrition and will have High 5 Energy Drink and High 5 Energy Gels or High 5 Energy Bars as well as selection of regular food such as cake, flapjack, jelly beans, bananas, peanuts, crisps, etc.

For advice on nutrition for before, during and after your ride click on the guide below from High 5 –

RIDE IT High 5 Nutrition Guide

High5 litter exchange

Nobody likes litter and one of the most frequent comments we get from locals is about the gel and bar wrappers left after events. We do sweep our courses and, to be honest, we don’t find too much, but to be extra sure we are now running a littler exchange. Quite simply, bring back your old bar/gel/rubbish, put it in the litter exchange bin after the ride and receive a free gel. The countryside stays clean, the locals are happy and you get a gel – everyone’s a winner!

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR HORSE RIDERS

As the ride takes place on public roads and bridleways that we don’t have exclusive use of these for the event, please be look out for other  users particularly horse riders who may be using the lanes in this area. Make them aware of your presence and pass wide and slow should you encounter any. The leaflet below from the BHS gives lots of useful advice for both cyclists and horse riders and we would recommend all riders have a read through before the ride. Click on the image to download a pdf version of the leaflet.

 

BHS Cyclist and Horse Rider Code of Conduct

INSURANCE

No one likes to think about things going wrong but accidents can happen and we think it’s important that riders understand their own responsibilities. All our events have public liability insurance in place that covers Evans Cycles and the actions of it’s staff, it doesn’t cover you for your own actions or for actions of other third parties. In simple terms that means if you cause an accident that is found to be your fault you are personally responsible for any injury to yourself or others and for any damage to yours of other peoples property. Sorry if that all sounds a bit heavy, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable ride so please ride sensibly, control your speed and don’t take unnecessary risks.

We recommend all riders have their own insurance arrangements in place to cover such accidents. If you ride regularly and are concerned about your own insurance cover you’ll find British Cycling or CTC membership can offer you some protection

 

MTB

I won’t know what it’s like until Friday but the area is generally sandy so drains well. There is still likely to be mud out there though!

Just for clarity when you check the GPX files. The Long route comes nearly back to the event centre and then follows the route around again until the 29mile mark when it turns left onto the new route and back to base. This split won’t go up until after the last rider goes through so you won’t see it first time.

The long loop will be closed at 2pm.

 

Short route – 16miles, 620ft elevation Drink station at 7miles

Medium route – 24miles 850ft elevation Drink station at 13miles

Long route – 33miles 1120ft climbing Drink Station at 13 and 27miles

Long loop closed down at 2pm.

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 and smile at all the other countryside users :-)

More information can be found on the BC website HERE

SPORTIVE

The roads are in ok condition with a few pot holes so keep a look out whilst you are enjoying the countryside. Please make sure you are able to repair a few punctures as well – we will help you out if you get stuck but it may take up to an hour depending upon where the van is and what it’s doing – far faster and warmer to repair it yourself.

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 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. If you cause an accident, you are responsible for the consequences and any costs.

And whilst we are here, there is a great guide to Sportive Etiquette HERE

 

Distances are approx.

Fun – 14miles / 22km

Short -35miles / 56km

Medium -58miles /93km

Long -85miles / 136km

Drink stations are approximately at:-

Short, – 21miles / 34km

Medium – 35 and 50miles / 56 and 80km  Please note. Your first drink station is quite a way into the ride so make sure you are fuelled to get that far.

Long – 35,60 and 75 miles /56,96 and 120km

Long loop is closed at 12.15pm  as it’s  35miles in – last start time is 9.45am. At this point you will have 4.5 hours to ride 50miles.

Maps

You’ll receive a hard copy of the maps at registration

 

GPX files

Everyone who has pre-entered will receive a pre-event mail on Thursday afternoon around 6pm that has links to the GPX files. If you have not received this by 7pm  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 dean.stacey@evanscycles.com I’ll check your entry and send you a copy.

Provisional GPX files can be found HERE

See you all there!

Dean

Comments

Kelvin 30/05/2019

Can I leave my bicycle locks somewhere while I complete the ride and then pick them up when I’m finished. Depending on the answer, I’ll either bring a bag with extra supplies or not

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    Dean Stacey 30/05/2019

    Hi Kelvin
    You can leave them with us but we accept no responsibilty for them as we don’t look after them 100% of the time.

    Ta
    Dean

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Simon isaacs 30/05/2019

Are the feed stops the same as drink stations?

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    Hi Simon

    Yep, same thing just a different term. All have food and drinks

    Ta
    Dean

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Karen 30/05/2019

I’m no longer able to enter online. Is there a limited number of spaces for on the day registration? I’m planning to do the long route.

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    Hi Karen
    Spaces are available on the day

    Dean

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Darius 30/05/2019

It can be have ability to hire mtb bike for race?

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    HI Darius

    I’m afraid we don’t hire bikes for the ride, Sorry

    Dean

    Reply
Charlotte 31/05/2019

Hi Dean, what are the chances of on the day entry? Thanks!

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    Hi.

    Yep, on the day entries are available

    Dean

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Ben 31/05/2019

Hi Dean,
Is there anywhere at the venue to get changed after? Looking like a could be a hot one!
Cheers,

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    Hi Ben

    Nothing specific but you can get changed in the hall as we are not really based in there.

    Dean

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Martian 31/05/2019

Hello
Will there be bag storage at the event?

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    Dean Stacey 31/05/2019

    Hi

    You can leave bags with us but as we don’t look after them we don’t take any responsibility for them.

    Thanks
    Dean

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Alisa 31/05/2019

Hello, my partner is attending this above event and I would like to know if I can wait at the event centre and meet him there? If not, could you tell me where one can meet their partner friend etc? Is the start and finish point the same? If so, where is it? I’m just want to know where I can wait. Thanks Alisa

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    Dean Stacey 1/06/2019

    Hi Alisa

    You are more than welcome to wait at the event centre. There is a a catering van selling cake and hot drinks 🙂

    Thanks
    Dean

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Nick 1/06/2019

Hi Is the fun run on road or off road or a bit of both?

Thanks
Nick

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    Dean Stacey 1/06/2019

    Hi Nick
    All road.

    Dean

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Claire Henry 1/06/2019

Hi, are refunds available if you can’t make it?

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    Dean Stacey 1/06/2019

    Hi Claire.

    I’m afraid not, there are not refunds or transfers on event entries.
    Sorry
    Dean

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Rob Firth 2/06/2019

Superb day and a great introduction to the sport for My son (10) and daughter (14) who loved it. Fun route of 14 miles was spot on for them: big enough and hilly – a challenge to be rewarded for.

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    Dean Stacey 2/06/2019

    Thanks Rob, so great to hear you had a nice family day out. See you all again soon.
    Dean

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Jeremy 3/06/2019

Hi Dean,
Many thanks – that was a really enjoyable ride and day. The Long Route was very well thought-out and varied. Great organisation on the day. Many thanks to you and your team,
Jeremy

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    Dean Stacey 3/06/2019

    No problems, glad you enjoyed the day.
    Dean

    Reply

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