The Redhill Rollercoaster

This page has been created to provide those participating in the annual Redhill YMCA Sportive with information, files and maps. After the event it wil include links to results. NOTE: Due to a potential clash with a Road Race on last year's circuit, there has been a slight change to the route adding an extra 8km

2014 Sportive - Sunday 31st August                               

Entries online HEREhttp://sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=1219 or on the day

Start & End Location: Redhill & Reigate YMCA, Princes Lane, RH1 6JJ

Start Times: 

  • Medium route - from 8.30am
  • Short route - from 9.30am. 

Please arrive half an hour early to complete registration and collect timing chips etc

Parking: NO parking on the site. Please do not try to bring your car down to the start point. We have arranged parking at Redhill Football Club which is half a mile away. 

Overview map (click to enlarge)

Route information for the 114km route:
71.34 miles | round trip
Total climb 4,659 feet


GPS Files
For the 114km mid route, you can download the route in a range of different file formats here >
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=bfomvndlpignhphm

If you have any problems, please visit the link above where you can download GPS files in many other formats from the same route and also investigate the route in more detail.



Information on the climbs
Referring to the profile above.... At 20km, there is a small pair of lumps on the descent to Faygate. Neither of them are steep or of any significance but after crossing the large dual carriageway roundabout on the A264 at 25km you have the climb up Tower Road to Colgate. Not too steep but quite long.

At 35km there are a few dangerous descents followed by difficult short, steep climbs around Ardingly reservoirs. The roads are narrow with some sharp turn on descents and gravel/mud. An area for particular care!

From 50  to 62 kms there is plenty of climbing but most of it is quite gentle and relatively easy to spin up... the top is on Bushy Willowsfollowed by a few miles of beautiful descent before a short kick up to Withyam. 

From Hartfield to Holtye golf course there is a selection of sapping undulations. Again, nothing particularly steep or serious but tired legs may disagree. 

The final two climbs are Hornecourt Hill which has one short but steep section and Philanthropic Road, less steep but more sapping because it's so close to the end!

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  31 Jul 2014, 12:16 Ade Webb
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