Setting off from the village of Lingfield you will be out in the country before you know it, as all three routes head east towards Edenbridge with gentle rolling roads to get those legs warm for what’s about to come.
Once those legs are warm, you will then enter into the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you will pass through wooded, rolling hills. A few miles past Cowden Pound, at the 26-mile mark, the Short route riders split off from the other two routes and loop back towards the finish at Lingfield.
The Standard and Epic route riders travel further south towards Ashdown Forest, passing low lying meadows to reveal the Weir Wood Reservoir, a stunning 1.5-mile long stretch of water built in 1951. From here the Epic riders enjoy a southern loop dropping down towards Horsted Keynes for a pit stop. Once refuelled, riders will take on the steep climbs around Ardingly to reach the top of Turners Hill - the name says it all!
Re-joining the Standard route, riders will be glad to give their legs a rest on the downhill sections heading back to the venue. But remember to leave enough in the tank for the last climb of the day, between Felcourt and Dormansland, before grabbing yourself a well-deserved medal.