BRICKHILLS CHALLENGE SPORTIVE

19 OCTOBER 2014

START AND FINISH AT BOW BRICKHILL PAVILION, RUSHMERE CLOSE MK17 9JB

BRICKHILLS CHALLENGE SPORTIVE

19 OCTOBER 2014

START AND FINISH AT BOW BRICKHILL PAVILION, RUSHMERE CLOSE MK17 9JB

If you missed out on the EROICA why not ride your classic bike here?

Prizes for Best Classic.

Mystery Spot Prizes

Sign On from 0730

Start between 0830 and 0930

Distance: Just over 52 miles (85 Kms)

Climbing: approx. 3300 feet (1100 Metres)

Never more than 15 miles from HQ

Route fully signposted - Marshalls

Event timed

Medical assistance at HQ and On Route

On-Line Entry Fee £15.00

Entry on the Day £20.00

Free drinks and snacks at HQ

Profits to Charity

Enter on-line at www.resultsbase.net

The Brickhills Challenge was originally an early season Reliability ride at the end of February for the racing guys to hone their early season form. With a succession of hills and narrow lanes it was also ideal for the new breed of sportive rider training for Flanders. After two years in a row being snowed off the event was switched to October.

The Brickhills are on the southern border of Milton Keynes. You are never more than 15 kms from HQ. The course includes 14 climbs including Bow Brickhill, the steepest at nearly 20%, which was used by the Milk Race one year. This is only 300 metres from HQ so ideal for spectators.

Three Locks is the longest climb at about 1.5 kms with average gradients of 6 to 10%.

Riders pass through beautiful villages including Aspley Guise, Great, Bow and Little Brickhill, Woburn and Drayton Parslow.

The 52 mile (85 kms) course should take between 2hrs 45 mins and 4 hours to complete. There are no feed stops as the event is relatively short at 50 miles.

Every rider will be given a bottle of water at the finish and can enjoy free tea and coffee, cakes and sandwiches at event HQ.

Random spot prizes will be awarded and there will be prizes for best classic racing bikes.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION 

Start at Bow Brickhill Pavilion, Rushmere Close

 

Turn Right on to Station Road. At RAB turn Right, over Level Crossing on Walton Road. Straight over next two (2) RABs. Take 3rd Right on to Walton Road

 

Follow arrows around Hindhead Knoll the Right on Fyfield Barrow then 2nd Right onto Isaacson Drive. Right on to Passelewe Lane and continue on to Walton Road

2.3 m

At A5130 turn Left and immediately Right past Golf course, Lower End Lane

 

Right at T and soon Left to Aspley Guise , Salford Road

    5.3 m

Straight across on Woburn Lane and follow through to A5130

6.5 m

Right to Woburn Sands

7.6 m

Left to Bow Brickhill

9.4 m

Left up the hill climb and over the top to road junction

 

Next Right up past Golf Club entrance to road junction

11.2 m

Left and proceed to T junction where Right to Leighton Buzzard

 

To Potsgrove turning

14.0 m

Left and follow road (Care Cattle Grids) and keep left to

 

Main road where Left (Care Fast Traffic) into Woburn

17.0 m

Left at X road in Woburn and follow road to Right turn to Little Brickhill. Right at RAB

19.2 m

Left on Great Brickhill Lane then 1st Right. Follow through to Galley Lane where turn Right down hill. Left at bottom onto Mill Lane. Right on to Fenny Road. Straight over RAB then immediate Left up Lomond Drive

20.6 m

Left up to Skew Bridge traffic lights. Follow road to next Traffic Lights. Turn Left. At RAB take 3rd exit towards Drayton Parslow

23.0 m

Over X roads to Drayton Parslow and at top junction

26.4 m

Left to Stewkley but before village

 

Left to X roads where Right and retrace to Stoke Hammond turn

 

Right to Stoke Hammond

31.3 m

In Stoke Hammond take 2nd Left on to main road (Fenny Road) then right after layby on to Mill Lane. Over canal then Right on to Galley Lane

 

Climb hill to Great Brickhill

 

Into village, Straight over at X roads onto Heath Road

34.1 m

Pass Stockgrove Park and continue to junction

36.0 m

Right and first Left up hill (Care Rough Surface near top)

 

Bear Right past farm and at junction Left to Sand Quarries

37.5 m

Right parallel with light railway to crossroads

 

Right towards Heath and Reach

39.6 m

At road junction Left towards Leighton Buzzard and follow along to mini RAB. Take  2nd exit on to Plantation Road

 

and follow through (Care at crossroads and some Rough surface on the downhill bit) to join the road to Three Locks. Left down to Three Locks and over the canal

42.3 m

Left at A4146 and next Left to return to the road to Great Brickhill

 

Right up hill to Great Brickhill and straight up over the top to Little Brickhill

46.8 m

Right and Left over the A5 to take the next Left past the Golf Club

 

Left to Bow Brickhill and descend (Care steep descent) and keep

 

After Pedestrian crossing turn Right in to Rushmere Close

51.3 m

To FINISH at Pavilion.

52.9 m