CX Century: The South Downs Way

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Take on this ultimate gravel challenge as you race the South Downs Way from Winchester to Beachy Head. There will be plenty of tough climbs and speedy descents with fantastic rewarding views throughout.
Participants
100k, and 100 Miles
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Calendar
Sat, 2 Jul 2022
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
East Winchester Park & Ride (St Catherine’s), Garnier Rd, Winchester SO23 9NP, UK
Start times
Sat, 2 Jul 2022
100 Miles :
6:00am |
100k:
6:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for CX Century: The South Downs Way
100k
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100km
£47.00
100 Miles
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100mi
£57.00
Route information
100 Mile
This 100 mile cycle along the South Downs Way will have plenty of steep off-road gradients that includes 12,000ft of climbing. This race will finish in Beachy Head which will have plenty of coastal views to embrace.
100k
This 100k race will cover roughly 7,500ft of climbs, this race is also predominantly off-road and covers the same route as the 100 mile race. However, the 100k will finish earlier at the top of Truleigh Hill.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free kit bag
  • Feed and support stations
  • Chip-timed results
  • Support vehicles
  • Fully marked course
  • Bag drop
  • First Aid
Train
How to get there
East Winchester Park & Ride (St Catherine’s), Garnier Rd, Winchester SO23 9NP, UK
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Parking
The ride sets off from East Winchester Park and Ride (St Catherine's), there will be plenty of parking available there.
Post-race transport
All entrants are required to make their own way back after the race. Please make arrangements prior to the event, the organiser will provide you with plenty of information prior to the date of the event.
Event day logistics
Crowds
Spectator Info
A good number of riders will arrange for friends or family to support them along the route from their own vehicles, and to collect them at the end of the day.
Friends and family vehicles are welcome to support at the event, however there will be guidelines to adhere to to ensure the event runs smoothly.
More details regarding the rendezvous points on the course will be available closer to the event date. There will also be particular roads that will not be available to access on the day to the road width and parking limitations. This information will be provided well in advance of the event.
Backpack
What to bring
Mandatory Kit
  • First aid pack
  • Basic tools
  • Spares
Bikes
This race is off roads with rough surfaces only use a bike that is capable of off-road routes. The most suitable bikes for this event are as follows:
  • Gravel / Adventure Bike
  • MTB 29er
  • MTB
  • CX (race style cyclocross)
FAQ's
Will there be parking at The South Downs Way: 100 miles or 100k?
Yes, there will be parking available at the start of the event as the race begins from the St Catherines park and ride, however all entrants must arrange their own way back to where they have parked.
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When does the The South Downs Way: 100 miles or 100k start?
All races will start between 6:00am and 7:00am.
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What bike do I need for the The South Downs Way: 100 miles or 100k?
The organiser recommends one of the following types of bikes for this race: Gravel / Adventure Bike, MTB 29er, MTB or a CX (race style cyclocross).
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Recent Questions
Vicky Donovan
7/3/2021
I'm trying to follow by road and have lost the rendezvous point details!! Can you send them to me?
Vicky Donovan
7/3/2021
I'm trying to follow by road and have lost the rendezvous point details!! Can you send them to me?
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