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King of The Downs Sportive

Crawley, West Sussex, GB
May 27, 2012

Next entry deadline: May 23, 2012

Type: Cycling / MTB - Regional

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113 Mile Cycling Sportive with 9000ft of Vertical Climb.

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The Epic King of the Downs is back with a ride that punches above it’s weight and includes 10 killer climbs over 113 miles of tarmac!

This is a ride that will test your stamina, and you will reap the rewards of dramatic scenery and exhilaration. Step up to the challenge and conquer the Downs!

Read all about it on our blog and check out last year’s pre-view video!

Route Description:

Harder, longer and hillier than the usual RideIt! sportives, the King of the Downs super sportive will test your road cycling strength and endurance to the max.

We are thrilled to offer cycling along the notorious Box Hill which will be featuring heavily in the sporting year ahead. Evans Cycles RideIt! are one of the few sportive rides permitted access to this route this year and it should ride like a dream with fresh new tarmac having been lovingly applied to the surface for the year ahead!

Taking place on Sunday the 27th of May, the 113 mile challenge takes in over 10 killer climbs in the South East’s iconic road cycling areas totalling over 9,000 ft of the North Downs, the Surrey Hills, Ashdown Forest and the lumps and bumps scattered through East Surrey & Kent.

And for those looking for a shorter (but just as tough) challenge there's the 56 mile half sportive option.

Just like our usual rides, the routes are pre-marked with OS maps provided, FREE High5 energy product, Gore Bike Wear 'Try Before You Buy' service...

Event Entry Fees
Adult - Half route: £26.50
Adult - Full route: £26.50
Child entry (16 and under): Free when accompanied by a full paying adult

On the day entries incur an additional surcharge of £2.50 per person.
Online entries close the Wednesday before the event.

· FREE goody bag (worth £12.00)
· FREE Breakfast tea / coffee / juice at start
· FREE pasta and tea / coffee at the finish
· FREE on the day entry for a future Ride It! event (worth £12.50)
· Broom wagon & support vehicle

This event includes:
Fully way marked routes
FREE High5 energy drinks & snacks
Loan GPS units
Electronic timing
Well stocked feeds stations
Bike wash facilities
Waterproof maps

Free Gore 'Try before you buy'
Onsite catering

Event Timing
Start venue Evans Cycles Gatwick, Camino Park, James Watt Way, RH10 9TZ - click here for map.

Registration opens at 5:00am.

Full Sportive riders riders should register between 5am and 8am
Full sportive riders start between 6:00am and 8:00am,

Half Sportive riders should register between 7.30 and 10am. You will not be able to register before this and your chip will not available. Please help us to process riders quickly by adhering to these times and not queuing and asking for your chip before 7.30am
Half sportive riders start between 8:00am and 10:00am.

Event centre closes at 7:00pm
Hot and cold food & drink available.


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See also:

Apr 22, 2012Virgin London Marathon
May 27, 2012Surrey Hills Trail Challenge 2012
May 27, 2012London 10,000
May 27, 2012Big Cow Sprint Tri
Jun 10, 2012Wiggle Dragon Ride
Jul 1, 2012Harvester 2012
Jul 8, 2012Group Ride