Mad Summer Hare
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This ride around Umberslade Estate is a staple in the Mad Hare calendar. Riders can choose between 75-100miles, ensuring all abilities are welcome. Eat, drink, and ride in this stunning late-summer event.
7:00am Sun 5th Sep 2021
Tanworth in Arden, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Tanworth in Arden, Solihull B94 5AE, UK
7:00am Sun 5th Sep 2021
Here's what races are available for Mad Summer Hare
This event has the options for 75-100 miles of riding, with between 1000m and 2000m of ascent, leaving the power in the hands of the riders.
There will be plenty to eat and drink before, during, and after the ride so you'll never be malnourished at a Mad Hare event.
An exact route and GPX file will be available soon for download.
- Chip-timed event
- Finisher's Pin badge
- Food & drinks stops
- Medical Support
- Online results
- Free parking
How to get there
Tanworth in Arden, Solihull B94 5AE, UKGet full directions
There is free parking onsite.
Event day logistics
07:00 - 09:00 Event starts
Mandatory Kit List
- Water bottle
Is there parking at the Mad Summer Hare?
Yes, there will be free parking onsite for entrants.
What do I need to bring to the event?
All entrants must have a bike, helmet, and water!
Do I have to ride the full 100 miles?
No, riders can choose to ride between 75-100 miles, so its completely up to you!
My first time at this great event, I'll definitely be back next year. Easy parking right by the start line. Great atmosphere at the start with music and super friendly people handing out the chip pack and seeing you on your way. The course is great. The occasional v short spell on a moderately busy road to connect you back to a quiet, scenic road. If you choose the 100 mile route watch out carefully for the start of the three loops which are signposted in different colours. This is where most of the tough climbs are.Cracking atmosphere at the finish and a free burger too!This sportif deserves a lot more riders - it's excellent
4.0Did the race in 2021
I've done this three times before (2017-19), but it was significantly off the boil this year. Given the advertised 7am start, there was a shambles when I arrived shortly after that. No organised start announcements / safety briefing as usual. At the top of each hill, there's supposed to be a volunteer handing out wrist bands to show that you've done the hills, none of them were there when I went past. 4/4 failures on that front. Two of the three feed stations had no 'proper' food, apart from energy drinks & gels. No bananas, or flapjacks, etc. And communication prior to the event was completely absent as well - no rider pack notification, no mention of pre-registration. And finally, the 'medal' is just a pin, and the usual lanyard showing the number of climbs completed (should be 1-4) was botched as well - they didn't have any 4s, so I got given a 3. Needless to say it's already in the bin. Clearly the epidemic had an impact, but the lack of communication & advertising led to a substantially reduced field, making the ride largely a solo effort for me. Given that there was a substantial price increase this year, I'm going to think twice about paying to do this again.
2.7Did the race in 2021
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