Bec RR - 8th May 2022 - Space Available
5th May 2022
The Bec are pleased to announce that plans for this Sundays Road Race, on the Ladies Mile and Crowborough circuits is going well. Advanced entry is now closed, however with on 41 riders on the start sheet out of a possible field of 80 riders there will be plenty of space for riders to enter on the day.
Riders are welcome to e-mail the club for details, or just show up at the HQ in plenty of time to sign on, with your BC licence and £30 entry fee. Signing on will close at 10:40 with the race starting at 11:00.
This event is a 74 mile National B road race based on two loops in the Ashdown Forest (Sussex), with the HQ being based in Groombridge TN3 9QY; and has traditionally attracted the best local riders and many from further afield. This area of Ashdown forest has some fantastic cycling roads, and some fearsome climbs!
The COURSE starts with 10 laps of the lumpy 4 mile Ladies Mile circuit. This circuit is charaterised by a long drag of a hill and sharp corners. The circuit is normal ridden like a fast crit with riders going out the back on every lap. Then it's onto the Crowborough circuit. Here the 1.3mile climb of Marsden hill always splits the field. On each of the 5 laps the race can change considerably, and by the end of the race there tends to be individual riders and small groups stretched across the road 5-8 mins apart. The finish line is off circuit on a straight 800 metre climb with great views over the forest. It's a perfect spectacle for the crowds, and a hard grueling finish for the riders.