The Eastbourne Cycling Festival Sportive is back, sponsored by The Tri Store, featuring two routes over distances of 45 & 65 miles. But don't be fooled, neither are classed as easy.
The Tri Store Sportive showcases some classic East Sussex scenery, following a route that rolls out across the marshes heading inland to some stunning countryside. The routes split at Amberstone, where the long route takes in some serious climbs including Bo-Peep and High & Over.
The short route is no easy option though, it catches back up with the long route at Friston to take in Birling Gap and the infamous Beachy Head before swooping back down the alpine style switch-back into Eastbourne seafront where riders cross the finish line and collect their well-deserved medals and goody bags.
Do the ride then do the Festival.
Limited to only 300 entries, this will sell out fast as it did last year!
Challenging local climbs, stunning country lanes and great views!
Gold, Silver & Bronze time targets
ECF medal for all finishers
Strava segments throughout the routes
Fully stocked feed station en-route
First Aid cover, sweep cyclists and recovery van on stand by
Registration, trade village, food, toilets, on Western Lawns.
7:30am-8:30am rolling start - using the closed road circuit to begin
Training plan from Dan Henchy of PB Science
Pace riders from Eastbourne Rovers for those wanting to achieve a set target time (tbc)