THE BURGESS HILL SPRINGTIME CLASSIC CYCLOSPORTIVE 2023
CHALLENGE ROUTE 55 miles
The Burgess Hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive Challenge route follows the longer Classic route to start with but then takes a detour to avoid the hardest of the hills of our Classic route. This detour reduces the distance of the Springtime Challenge ride to 55 miles (88.5km).
The route is a sporting course with 4079 ft of climbing that will challenge your fitness and determination.
It’s a good route to do to get into condition for future summer cyclosportives. This route is achievable for most club standard cyclists, but needs work as it passes through some tough terrain and some tough climbs such as Pillow Mounds Hill and Kidds Hill which is known locally amongst the cycling fraternity as “The Wall”.
Then there is the infamous short but steep Cob Lane Hill on the Challenge Route to conquer with it’s 20% gradient.
With the scenic rolling roads of Ashdown Forest, and relatively quiet roads of Sussex we feel sure you’ll enjoy this route on the Burgess Hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive.
Challenge Route Map
The Etape du Sussex Cyclosportive
Tour Route 50 miles
Below are the standard times you need to achieve to gain a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award. Certificates of your achievement can be downloaded from this website after the event, see the Riders Page for more details.