The Kent Classic

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This sportive is designed with all riders in mind, with four routes to choose from and nothing too technical this is a perfect event for both experienced riders and anyone new to the sport. The accessible venue combined with the wonderful routes make for an extremely popular, so don't miss out.
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Sat 23rd Oct 2021
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Lingfield, United Kingdom
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Lingfield Park Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Lingfield RH7 6PQ, UK
Start times
8:00am |
8:35am |
9:10am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Kent Classic
Route information
Distance 113k
Elevation 1546m
Distance 78k
Elevation 1020m
Distance 49k
Elevation 663m
Distance 22k
Elevation 250m
The Uk Cycling Events' Classic Series is designed with all riders in mind. With four routes to choose from and nothing too technical this is a perfect event for both experienced riders and anyone new to the sport. The accessible venue combined with the wonderful routes make for an extremely popular event, so don't miss out!
The Kent Classic is the final Classic series event of 2021, with all four routes starting and finishing at Lingfield Racecourse. All the routes head through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, showing off the area's rolling hills, diverse landscape and beautiful wildlife.
The routes initially take you down and along the county border of East Sussex and Kent, before navigating around Hever Castle. The Long route makes its way to the most South-Easterly reaches of the Kent Downs as it loops up and around Sevenoaks before crossing over the Bough Beech reservoir and returning back to Lingfield.
After a tough but stunning day out on the road you will be well rewarded for all your efforts as you cross the finish line. Everyone will of course receive their finisher's medal, but also you will receive beer from Freedom Brewery and other goodies from other event partners.
So sign up for a wonderful, professionally run cycling experience with a friendly atmosphere.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Beer from Freedom Brewery
  • Goodies for finishers
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Free parking
  • Fully signed route
  • Feed stops
  • Chip timing
  • Free event photography
How to get there
Lingfield Park Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Lingfield RH7 6PQ, UK
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By Car
Lingfield Racecourse is situated in the Kent Countryside, but just 17 south of Croydon. It can be accessed from the A22.
There will be free parking on-site for this event.
By Train
Lingfield Station is less than a mile from the Racecourse.
Event day logistics
07:00 Gates open
07:30 Registration opens
08:00 - 08:30 Long route start window
08:35 - 09:05 Middle route start window
09:10 - 09:30 Short route start window
09:10 - 09:30 Rook route start window
A pre-registration Marshall will check your start wave and you will not be able to enter the venue more than 30 minutes before the start of your race. Bring your race helmet with you to registration and so that staff can attach your timing chip to it.
Age Restrictions
All riders under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them at all times.
Mandatory Kit
Everyone taking part must have the following with them for the event:
  • Helmet (no helmet, no ride). Helmets must comply with the latest US Snell B90/B95 or European CE Standards
  • Basic tools
  • Inner tubes
  • Pump
  • Drink bottle
  • First aid kit (recommended)
  • Mobile phone for emergencies
  • Lights and high visibility clothing (on days where fog or rain is forecast or where light is likely to be reduced)
  • Facemask (for venue) and hand sanitiser
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UK Cycling Events
We organise over 35 cycling events a year across Great Britain, as well as one in France, offering full medical and mechanical support. We plan our events in some of the most scenic locations we can find, while making sure the routes are perfectly suited for day in saddle. All of our cycling events have multiple routes of varying length and elevation. This is to cater for cyclist of all ages and abilities. Our cycling events aren't just about Road Sportives - we also organise a selection of Mountain Bike and Cyclocross events.
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Will there be mechanical support at The Kent Classic?
Yes there will be mechanical support to help you with any issues.
Are there feed stations at The Kent Classic?
The route will have multiple feed stops provided by OTE Sports Nutrition.
Do all finishers receive a medal at The Kent Classic?
Yes, all finishers will receive a medal, as well as beer and other goodies.
Will there be parking on-site at The Kent Classic?
Yes, there will be free parking available at this event.
5 reviews
Did the Middle in 2018
No, thought it was well managed event.
Did the Middle in 2018
Completed a few Wiggle events this year and this was by far the toughest. Coming from the flat Fenlands of Norfolk the hills were challenging for me to say the least, but still enjoyed this well organised event..I'm glad I chose the Standard route this year but would like to attempt the Epic next year..
Did the Middle in 2018
This was my first sportive, so not got anything to compare it with! Was very glad that I had a gps nav device with the course on it, as when i missed a turning (I was getting carried away on a downhill) it pointed it out to me really quickly!Course knowledge, it would be nice is there were some 5k to go or such signs (not too many!) but a couple would have been helpful.Not sure what happened to my box of gels though!
Did the Middle in 2018
Excellent, this was my third Wiggle / UK Cycling Events event this year. A couple of signage placements need to be reviewed - the junction came up a lot faster than expected. Wet roads and leaves caused a few challenges in places.
Did the Middle in 2018
Great, enjoyed cycling on some new roads in West Sussex and Kent.
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Debbie Carter
Thinking of doing middle on my own, slightly concerned about safety, were there plenty of people around or will I be on my own mostly, I’m guessing it depends on number of entries?
Steph Ede
Hi Debbie, Great to hear you're keen to take part. This does all depend on the number of participants taking part and also your speed vs the other participants. Usually you don't ride most of this alone but It is hard to say I'm afraif.

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