Chiltern Classics 2010
Roger Manley has sent through details of the 2010 Chiltern Classics.
The ‘Chiltern Classics’ Reliability Rides 2010.
Six great events with a different circuit each week, different hills - different scenery.
All Reliability Rides have time bands to suit your pace. Certificates awarded to riders completing within their selected time band.
The following information is currently available but please contact the individual organisers if you require more information :-
Harp RC – Sunday 24th January
This first reliability trial of the series is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing at the Hemel Hempstead CC clubroom. This starts off following a similar route as the Hemel event through to Chesham then it takes on its own character taking on the hilly bits of the northern Chilterns through Berkhamsted, Whipsnade (the infamous Bison Hill) then onto Aston Hill near Halton and tracking back through Tring, Ivinghoe Beacon, Whelpley Hill via White Hill to the Hemel clubroom for a well earned rest.
Harp RC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ - Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom
For details contact Richard Hutt – 07808 164384
Team Quest – Sunday 31st January
The start and finish is from the Ickenham Guide Hut in Community Close in Ickenham and the route travels out towards High Wycombe; Paul Doel at The Bike Shop, North Harrow can explain.
Team Quest 100km (start 9 am)
HQ - Ickenham Guide Hut
For details contact Paul Doel - 0208 723 4221
Hemel Hempstead CC – Sunday 7th February
This third reliability trial of the series starts and finishes at the Hemel Hempstead CC clubhouse in Nash Mills recreation centre, near Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead. The route travels out through Chesham, Wendover and Chinnor returning through Speen, Gt. Missenden, Chesham, Kings Langley and back to the club house with refreshments. It is a hilly circuit climbing some of the well-known Chiltern Hills of Chinnor and the notorious 1 in 4, Small Dean Lane, a killer but mercifully short, also Frith Hill is included in the route. The 50 km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham.
Hemel Hempstead CC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ - Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom
For details contact Roger Manley – 07796 957386
Edgware RC – Sunday 14th February
A slight relief from the previous hilly weeks as you will be delighted with this attractive undulating route. This event starts at the Denham Country Club and travels out to the Thames valley and at Marlow goes south on a fast flattish section through Windsor returning to Denham.
Edgware RC 100km & 50km (start 9 am)
HQ - Denham Country Park
For details contact Bob Spencer - 0208 866 9517
Willesden CC – Sunday 21st February
The fifth event starts at the Ickenham Guide Hut and travels out to Bledlow Ridge & Cryers Hill. Contact John Williams for more details.
Willesden CC 100km & 60km (start 9.30 am)
HQ – Ickenham Guide Hut
For details contact John Williams – 07880 501105
CC Luton – Sunday 7th March
This is the sixth and last event of the Chiltern Classics Reliability Rides for 2010. The route commences from the village hall in Edlesborough and travels through Slapton, Wing, Stewkley and out to Swanbourne where the route turns to meander through the attractive Buckinghamshire lanes past Cublington, Wingrave, Marsworth and onto Aldbury up the infamous but thankfully short ‘Toms Hill’ and onto Nettleden towards Redbourn where the route turns again through some hilly bits to Flamstead, Studham, Gaddesden Row, Dagnell and back home to Edlesborough. The 40 miler is available and includes good ole Tom’s Hill; the route is 95% country lanes.
CC Luton 100km & 40miles (start 9.30 am)
HQ - Edlesborough Village Hall
For details contact Martin Worsfold