Hertfordshire 100, 60, 25

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A fantastic ride through Hertfordshire's Spring countryside- a landscape of beautiful half-timbered cottages and a few rolling hills. It’s a great way to get back to speed and welcome in the Spring!
Participants
60 Mile Route, 25 Mile Route, and 100 Mile Route
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Calendar
Sun, 5 May 2019
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Stanborough Park, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DF, UK
Start times
Sun, 5 May 2019
100 Mile Route:
7:00am |
60 Mile Route:
8:00am |
25 Mile Route:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hertfordshire 100, 60, 25
25 Mile Route
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25mi
£8.50 - £78.00
60 Mile Route
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60mi
£20.00 - £78.00
100 Mile Route
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100mi
£22.50 - £98.00
Route information
The routes follow quiet back roads wherever possible and occasionally cycle paths. The way is signed with day-glo yellow signs featuring a bike and arrow to show the direction.
Refreshment stops and warnings (e.g. steep hills and road junctions) are also signed.
Always obey road signs and traffic lights. Follow the Highway Code and Bike Events' rules of the ride
What's included
Signed Route
GPX Mapping
Marshals
Pick up Vehicles
Refreshment Stops
Cycle Mechanics
Chip Timing
Official Photographs
Train
How to get there
Stanborough Park, Stanborough Rd, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DF, UK
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Start -
Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7TH
Finish -
Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7TH
Getting there by car -
Exit A1 at junction 4 (north / south bound) onto A414. Follow A6149 for Welwyn Garden City centre and look for our signs to the Start.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Stanborough costs £5.00 for the day. You will need the correct money as the machine does not give change! Text-payment possible.
Getting there by train -
The nearest rail station is Hatfield, two miles from Stanborough Park. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes and train times.
Event day logistics
100 mile (approx) circular route -
Start times
7.00am to 8.00am
25 mile (approx) or 60 mile (approx) circular routes -
Start times
8.00am to 9.00am
Backpack
What to bring
Road bike / hybrid recommended.
All riders are strongly recommended to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.
Your bike should be set up with everything running smoothly. Essentially:
• The chain should be clean and lubricated (but not over-greased) and definitely not rusty.
• Brake cables should be in good condition and moving smoothly through the cable-sheaths. The brake-shoes should neither be worn nor rubbing on the rim of the wheel as it turns.
• Your gears should be set up so that you can change gear smoothly without the chain slipping or jumping off the cogs of the cassette (on the back wheel) or chainset (where the pedals are).
• Tyres should be correctly inflated and the tread not worn or bald. Also, knobbly mountain tyres on road surfaces creates more rolling resistance – fitting road or intermediate tyres will make riding easier.
• Saddle height is the most important consideration in ensuring comfort over the duration of a ride: too low and you’ll wear yourself out quicker and get a lot of knee pain; too high and you’ll be over-extending your leg muscles. To set the height of your saddle correctly, when stationary position the heel of your foot on the pedal with your leg fully extended – this will ensure that when pedaling you’ll always have a slight bend in your knee at the furthest extension. (You should be on tiptoes when seated stationary in the saddle.)
• The correct handlebar height is also important in ensuring your comfort over an extended period and preventing both lower back and neck pain. Setting the correct position depends on the type of bike and personal preference, back flexibility, and arm length. Don’t be afraid to try different positions to find what’s best for you, but as a rule of thumb:
- For hybrid and mountain bikes a more upright position is best, with the handlebars positioned above the level of the saddle (e.g. 2” – 4”).
- Road (‘racing’) bikes are generally set up with their handlebars positioned a standard 2” below the saddle but may be anything up to 4” below the saddle. However there has been a recent move toward setting the handlebar level with the saddle, which is more comfortable for most riders.
Reviews
4.0
1 reviews
Christian S
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4.0
Did the 60 Mile Route in 2019
Good day out, nice gently undulating course on some lovely quiet roads... and I met David seaman at a feed station...
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