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Welcome to West Drayton Mountain Bikes - promoters of the Bucks On and Off-Road Sportives and organisers of Black Park XC racing

Bucks Road Sportive : 25th February 2018

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Well time flies and we are now busy organizing our annual road sportive, which is now in its 8th year and regarded as a good test of early fitness with over 1300 Metres of climbing on the long route, as everyone enjoyed the routes last year we have kept them the same for this year so the regulars can see how their fitness rates to last year.

Although the event starts in Hertfordshire the route goes straight into Buckinghamshire and around the Chiltern Hills, and takes in Chipps Hill, Chinnor Hill and Winter Hill . The routes follow a mixture of mainly quiet B roads and some lanes, therefore the lightest race tyres are not recommended.

A sag wagon will be available for anyone suffering a mechanical failure.

Riders will be given a free energy bar or gel on signing on and we are working on finishing medals for those completing the ride

The HQ is the Chiltern Sports and Social club, this has a licensed bar and tea/coffee and refreshments will be available. 

Entry is limited to 300 riders so please ensure you pre enter to be guaranteed a space.

Riders will be set out in groups from 9.a.m.  to lessen any inconvenience to other road users, we will try and set groups off in ability groups, all the rules of the road must be obeyed .

Standard times for the rides are as follows

Long route 
Gold  3.5hrs
Silver 4.15
Bronze  5.00

Short Route
Gold Route 2.45
Silver 3.15
Bronze 4.25

As always the routes will be well marked with fluorescent arrows and GPX links will be sent to all entered riders the week pre ceding the ride.

On line entry closes the Wednesday before the ride, subject to there still be room, on the day entries will be available at a surcharge.

For those that enjoyed off road riding as well as on road why not check out our off road sportive which is in its 20th year and takes place on the 13th May where the weapons of choice are normally either cross bikes or hard tail MTBs , although also suitable to gravel bikes this is a 3 distance event 40/80/120 and the routes use a similar area to the road route but uses the bridleways in the area.

For full details go to www.bucksportive.co.uk and click on the off-road link.

For anyone looking for a friendly club why not think about joining the West Drayton who run both on and off road events, train and organise social rides/trips, once again both on and off road.

Upcoming dates:

18th/25thMarch/1st April Specialized Crits Hillingdon
April 8th Paris Roubaix 
May 14th Bucks Off Road Sportive
June 12th to 17th French Road Trip Massif Central to Perpignan



Yours in sport
Chris Denman chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk