Les Trois Frontières (Sportive)

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Les Trois Frontières (Sportive)
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Saddle up your bike for this stunning multi-county sportive. The route crosses Devon, Dorset and Somerset and hits some tough hills along the way. Get out and enjoy the scenery and put your legs to the test with one of three distances.
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Long 160km, Medium 104km and Short 54 km
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Calendar
Sun, 21 Jun 2020
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Mill Ln, Bridport DT6 6HB, UK
Start times
Sunday, 21 Jun 2020
Long 160km: 7:30 amMedium 104km: 7:30 amShort 54 km: 7:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Les Trois Frontières (Sportive)
Long 160km
Distance
100mi
£35
Medium 104km
Distance
63mi
£35
Short 54 km
Distance
34mi
£22.50
Route information
The Short: An ideal opportunity if you want to be involved in a sportive but don't want to have to deal with multiple miles of riding. Its Dorset so expect a few tests. Under 14 year olds are able to attend for free (short route only) as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. The route involves a stunning tour of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
The Medium: The medium route will be a visually stunning ride through the beauty of Devon, Dorset and Somerset. The route has been changed to have a much more rolling feel, less steep climbs, and more long flat straights. The climbs that are included are followed by the leg loosener downhill sections or rapid open flats, making for a more rounded sportive.
The Long: The Long can be described as free flowing, as the action takes place on rolling roads that won’t trouble your legs (too much), with the occasional small peak to tackle here and there. The whole route is rolling, with more a step up of gradual climbing than an all-out up-hill effort. The biggest test of the whole ride happens at 140km, Abbotsbury Hill, a 1.5 km max of 16% elevation.
Because of the difficulty of the long route there will be a couple of cut-off’s at the course splits and one oops I’ve bitten off more than I can handle split, if you don’t make it by the cut off you will be directed onto the Medium route.
Why is it called the Dagger ?
In the past the town of Bridport saw its fame and great prosperity, for its hempen goods, and monopolized the manufacture of ropes, cables, and tackling for the fishing industry and the British Navy.
It was also here that the hangman’s rope was traditionally made which gave birth to the local proverb being ‘stabbed by a Bridport Dagger,’ Referred to anyone who had been hung by the noose, careful as in this case if your not ready for the Long route it may tighten its noose.
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What's included
  • All routes are signposted, and maps will be available on the day
  • There will also be up to three first-aid stations dependent on which route you tackle, including energy drinks
  • GPX and TCX are available and can be downloaded from the entry page.
  • Finisher Medal
  • On-site catering
  • Photos
  • Massage available
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How to get there
Mill Ln, Bridport DT6 6HB, UK
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Address: Miles Cross Farm, Symondsbury, Bridport, Doreset, DT6 6HD
Parking: Opens at 07:00.
Located just 2km from the A35 with direct links to Exeter (44m) and Taunton (35m)
From the East follow the M3 and M27, journey times from the M25 are in the region of 2 – 2.5 hours.
From the West follow the M5 and then the A30 onto the A35, Journey times from Exeter are about 1 Hour.
From the North follow the M5 till Taunton and then the A358 to chard, From Taunton it's approximately an hour.
(Sat navigation Post Code for parking Miles Cross Farm, Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HD (100 meters from Registration)
Please note there are no Train or Bus services to the event and plenty of accommodation is available locally.
Event day logistics
Schedule:
07:15 - Registration Opens
07:30 - 09:00 - Safety Briefings & Rolling Start Times
08:45 - Registration Closes
16:30 - Event Finish
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Spectator Info
Spectators are definitely encouraged to come and see friends and family whizz by or catch them at their final sprint finish.
FAQs
Are there feed stations?
The feed stations are at 26 miles (Martinstown village hall), 50 Miles (Beaminster) for the Medium route. And 26 miles (Martinstown village hall), 55 Miles (Toller Porcorum village hall) and 76 miles (Beaminster) on the Long route, the two support cars and all the marshals also have water.
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Is the route marked?
Yes, the entire length of the course is mapped and marked out for riders.
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Is there parking?
Yes, there is parking about 100 meters from registration.
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What happens if I'm injured?
There is first aid on-site and Pick up wagons in case you get injured and cannot continue.
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