The Burgess Hill Springtime Classic Cyclosportive Challenge route at 54 miles follows the longer Classic route but 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 54 miles (86.9km).
The route is a sporting course with 1193 meters 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.