Don’t turn to the turbo this winter before you’ve had the chance to get some final outdoor miles in at this late-season sportive and a chance to make a difference for our charity partner, Alzheimer's Research UK.
Starting out from Lingfield Racecourse, we start as our name suggests heading south-east into the characteristic mosaic of medieval manors, farms and woodlands that make the High Weald AONB that it is. Be sure of some spectacular scenery and riding as you roll along within the pristine landscape of the High Weald AONB for the majority of your ride, not forgetting a brief stint in the neighbouring Surrey Hills with pretty English countryside villages dominating our route.
At Hartfield, our short ride turns north for a more gentle day in the saddle. For those keen to ramp up the mileage, continue east for short time, after which our standard route veers north at Groombridge. Meanwhile, our epic ride travels further east with a series of short climbs to keep you working. There’ll be a chance to pick up your average pace as we return west, with a long wooded straight to Bells View Green.
Leave enough in the tank to re-join standard riders and tackle the climb out from Groomsbridge, before continuing to skirt Royal Tunbridge Wells. You’ll pedal as far as Bough Beech Reservoir, rewarding you with some humbling views across the water. Re-joining the short riders at Cowden Cross station we turn our sights west and towards home at Lingfield Racecourse.