A new addition to our RIDE IT series for 2018 see's us partnering with Crawley Wheelers to host alongside the Ardingly round of the Cyclo-cross National Trophy. Join us for a mixed terrain CX sportive in the morning including a chance to test your skills with a starting lap on the National Trophy Cyclo-cross course then watch the elite riders race in the afternoon after your ride.
Our sportive cross course includes a mix of lanes, cycle tracks and bridleways so is suitable for MTB, cyclocross, adventure road bikes with tyres that can handle some off road riding. The route takes us away from Ardingly past Weir Wood Reservoir before we join the gravel tracks of the Forest Way into East Grinstead. For here we pick up some more gravel cycle tracks taking us along the Worth Way to the outskirts of Crawley before picking up a series of bridleways through Tilgate Forest and Oldhouse Warren. We continue on through Balcombe then it’s a picturesque skirt around the edge of Ardingly Reservoir before returning to the finish to collect your finishers medal.
Like all our events the course is fully waymarked, you can ride with others or at your own pace and there will be a feed stop around half distance along with a sweeper vehicle should you need support on your ride.
The starting loop on the National Trophy Cyclo-cross course is optional for those that want to sample what the elite racers will compete on later in the day.