F5d/10 

This is an outline of the new '10' course, based on the new Stoke Hammond bypass. It was updated for 2015, beginning with the 2015 New Year's Day '10', so that riders did not start close to the main A5 roundabout (traffic flow near the start was adversely affected by the traffic lights installed on the roundabout). You can see the course in this map.

Course Description (December 2014, revised May 2015)

Start                On the old Stoke Hammond Road at a small Layby/Field entrance at a point 2 yards from its southern end.
Proceed North along the road to roundabout
0.8 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit onto A4146
1.4 miles At the next RAB junction (Lakes Est.) take the first exit to continue on the A4146, the new Stoke Hammond bypass
4.5 miles At the next RAB junction take the second exit to continue along the A4146
5.0 miles (Turn) At the next RAB junction (B4032 – Soulbury) take the fourth exit to turn and retrace along the A4146
5.6 miles At the next RAB junction take the first exit to continue along the A4146
8.6 miles At the next RAB junction (Lakes Estate) take the third exit and continue along the A 4146
9.4 miles At the next RAB junction (Stoke Hammond Road) take the Third exit onto the old Stoke Hammond road.
Proceed approx. 0.6 mls to FINISH at a Drainage Cover approx. 23 yards before the southern end of the layby (Marked at kerb )

 

The revised Risk Assessment

Road surfaces are in general good, though some small holes have appeared on the new A4146 dual carriageway section. Traffic levels are usually moderate. There are no junctions on this course, other than the roundabouts mentioned. 

  Risk 
Start/Finish area general comments  
The start and finish area are about 150 – 200 metres apart. Riders take extreme care when turning in the road.  The road is lightly used DO NOT warm up on the course L to M
   
Start 0.0 miles On old Stoke Hammond Road northbound M
0.8 miles Stoke Hammond / Water Eaton RAB. Turn left M
1.4 miles Drayton Parslow RAB – turn left onto new by-pass M
4.5 miles RAB – Straight on M
Turn 5.0 miles RAB (B4032 – Soulbury/Leighton Buzzard) M
 5.6 miles RAB – Straight on M
8.6 miles Drayton Parslow RAB – turn right. Although this a right turn, the riders are with the flow of the traffic. Riders to exercise particular care at this junction and be aware of adjacent traffic M
9.4 miles Stoke Hammond / Water Eaton RAB. Turn right. Take care when selecting lane for the right turn and be aware of traffic  M
Finish 10.0 miles Riders MUST NOT stop or turn around after passing the finish line M

 

The old version of this course is below, for reference to past events


 

 Risk Assessment

 

new bypass map

 

Click here for a higher resolution map showing the new bypass road (pdf format)

Click here for a GPS map (courtesy of JayBee) 

 

 

Start :- On the A4146 approx a 180 yds south of the RAB junction of the A5 / A4146  
  Kelly Kitchen RAB.  
  On the kerb line of the disused entrance to a farm field on the A4146  
  14 yds north of LP No.78 and 36 yds south of LP No.80  
 
Proceed:- South along the A4146  
 
In 0.4 mls. At the RAB junction of Galley Lane take the second exit and continue on the A4146
 
In 1.2 mls. At the RAB junction of the Stoke Road and the A4146 take the second exit to
  continue along the A4146.  
 
In 1.9 mls. At the next RAB junction (Lakes Est.) take the first exit to continue on the A4146
  the new Stoke Hammond bypass.  
 
In 4.9 mls.Turn At the next RAB junction take the third exit to retrace back along the A4146.  
 
In 8 mls. At the next RAB junction (Lakes Est.) take the third exit and continue on the A4146
 
In 8.7 mls. At the RAB junction of the Stoke Road and the A4146 take the second exit to
  continue on the A4146  
 
In 9.5 mls At the RAB junction of Galley Lane take the first exit to continue on the A4146
  to Finish  
 
Finish :- 10 mls At a point 26 yds past LP No.79. and almost opposite the start. Approx 178 yds south
  of the A5 / A4146 Kelly Kitchen RAB.