Sunday 9th March
TEMPERATURES OF 13 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED TOMORROW, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS.
SUNCREAM , SUNGLASSES AND SHORTS ARE OPTIONAL
ONLINE ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED. WE DO TAKE ENTRIES ON THE DAY, YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM AND BRING IT WITH YOU ON THE DAY.
START LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE, CHECK YOUR NUMBERS AS IT WILL HELP SPEED THINGS UP IN REGISTRATION
START OF THE EVENT IS 8.00 AM
Welcome to this years Jodrell Bank Classic which will be held on the Sunday the 9th of March 2013. Once again we will be starting at Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton then heading off into the Cheshire Plains.
We have three challenging routes which have been designed by experienced local club cyclists.
We are pleased to announce that High 5 are once again our fuelling partners and Bike Rehab will be doing bike service they will be able to remedy any of those last minute technical hiccups, we will also have Chris Meads a professional photographer and keen local cyclist taking pictures.
We have tweeked the routes once again keeping the best bits, and adding some new sections just to keep it interesting.
The first part of the course is fast and flat across the Chesire plains skirting past the famous Jodrell Bank Radio telescope. Towards the end of the ride it gets a little lumpy there are a few small climbs, on the 50 mile route and 80 mile routes riders also have to tackle the Pott Shrigley climb which a steady gradient up past the village and golf course, a little sting in the tail.
The event is an ideal warm up for the Cheshire Cat and the Tour of Flanders Sportives a few weeks later.
We have all the features you would expect in a popular club sportive
* Electronic Timing
* Three Challenging Routes
* High 5 Feeding Stations
* Support Vehicles
* GPS Downloads
* Route Cards
* Well Signed Routes
* Interactive Maps
* Changing Rooms
* Ample Free Car Parking
* Free Pre Event Tea and Coffee
* Post Event Free Tea and Coffee
* Post Event Free Belgian Style Bradwurst Hot Dogs and our famous Fruit Cake
* Professional Photographers
* Professional Bike Service
* Free Sports Drinks Bottle
* Friendly Event Crew
* Gold Silver and Bronze Standards
* Rider Public Liability Insurance
* Web Results Service
* Event Commentator
International Commentator Carl Lawrenson more familiar working on Eurosport or interviewing some of the worlds top riders will be commentating at the Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive.
Carl is not only a commenatator but is also the organiser of the Eddie Soens Handicap event at Aintree.
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE STANDARDS
26 Mile Route
Bronze- time over 02:40:00
Silver - time under 02:40:00
Gold - time under 02:10:00
50 Mile Route
Bronze - time over 04:20:00
Silver - time under 04:20:00
Gold - time under 03:40:00
80 Mile Route
Bronze - time over 06:50:00
Silver - time under 06:50:00
Gold - time under 05:45:00
ONLINE ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Click on link below
Online in Advance
50 Miles 25.00
80 Miles 25.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult. You do need to fill in an entry form and sign on at registration on the day
ONLINE ENTRIES WILL BE OPEN SHORTLY
We do accept entries on the day if there are places available. All we ask is that you turn up early with an entry form and route map which you can download from the website to help us get you through registration.
On The Day
50 Miles 30.00
80 Miles 30.00
Under 16's free when accompanied by an adult. You do need to fill in an entry form and sign on at registration day
Registration opens at 7.00 am closes at 8.00 am
Event Starts at 8.00 am
In registration for riders who have entered online you have already signed on so it's just a matter of picking up your number, there is nothing to sign. We will publish the start sheet a few days before the event. It will speed registration up if you check your number before hand.
Make sure you have downloaded and printed of your route maps.
A riders briefing will be published on the website prior to the event. It will also be emailed out to riders after entries have closed.
Poynton Leisure Cente
Yew Tree Lane
Car ParkingThere is ample car parking at the Leisure Centre and the Secondary School next door . We also have an over flow car park at the Primary School around the corner which has a short walk way back to the Leisure Centre. Please follow the directions of the Leisure Centre staff who are there to help you
Polite NoticeWe would prefer you NOT to park on the road outside the Leisure Centre.If you do opt to park on the road outside the Leisure Centre please do not obstruct the driveways of the local residents as you will get a parking ticket and may have your car towed away
We use a Barcode electronic timing system. The barcode is printed on your number. In order for our scanners to read the barcode it is important to attach your number to your handlebars, do not to obstruct it and to keep it as flat as possible.
All our events are now on STRAVA
For all the up to date information and news you can find us on twitter. This is useful for any last minute route changes and weather warnings
There will be a feeding stations at half distance on each of the three routes where we will have the usual favourites High 5 Energy Gels, Bananas, Flap Jacks, High 5 Energy drinks and Fresh Drinking Water.
Feeding Station on the 26 Mile Route will close at 11.00
Feeding Station on the 50/80 mile route will close at 12.30
Please keep off the road at the feeding stations its for your own safety
This event is a Cyclosportive, participents must keep up an average of 10 mph. If you do not keep this speed up you either be directed onto a shorter route if
you are on the 80 or asked to get into one of the support vehicles and be brought back to the HQ. You can continue on the ride but you be asked to remove your number and you will no longer be part of the event
There are several splits on the route, please have a good look at the routes, and download map.
We use a Black Arrow on a Florescent Yellow background to sign the route. We also mark the roads with a YELLOW arrow using temporary spray. The Route signs are put out just before the events and are checked on the morning of the event. We also have a vehicle that proceeds the riders making sure the signs are still in place. Everything to keep on the right track.
Interactive maps on the website, GPS Downloads, Downloadable Route Maps, Strava, Flourescent Signs, Road Makings
No Excuses for getting lost
The biggest problem most people seem to have is the splits. This is were the routes spilts into the different routes. We will publish some pictures of the junctions, please have a good look at them and take note. Its very easy just to follow the riders in front who could be on a different route
JODRELL BANK CLASSIC is organised by Team Torelli Cycling Club
Organisers e-mail email@example.com
In line with other Cyclosportive Events we do not offer refunds but if you are unable to ride you can transfer to one of our other events later in the year. You must notify us by email with your name and sportident reference number before the online entries close for this event.