A Rouleur in cycling terms is a rider that is a consistent all rounder, who can ride well over most terrians. The Beacon Rouleur is a cyclosportive route that suits such a rider.
Tough large climbs in the beginning like Ditchling Beacon and the Bear Road in Brighton and faster flat section later on make up the Beacon Rouleur cyclosportive route.
A famous climb in the area Ditchling Beacon arrives early on all three of the routes of the Beacon Rouleur.
Just 5 miles from the start riders find themselves climbing the famous Ditchling Beacon. With fresh legs this is achieveable for most, albeit at various speeds.
The climb is 0.9 miles long and climbs 565 ft. It has an average gradient of 9.3% with a maximum gradient of 24.9%.
In September the Tour of Britain arrives in Brighton on the penultimate stage climbing Ditchling Beacon and Bear Road, but Rouleur cyclosportives riders get to climb Ditchling Beacon beforehand as well as the not so well know climb Bear Road climb in Brighton.
There are three great routes of various distances to try on this cyclosportive.
Classic Route 93miles
Challenge Route 74 miles
Tour Route 57 miles
All routes have Ditchling Beacon to climb in the first 5 miles.
25th May 1066 Cyclosportive
22nd June The Etape du Sussex
20th July The Tour de Weald
31st August The Burgess Hill Rumble Cyclosportive
28th September The Brighton to Brighton Cyclosportive
Plus many more events including trips abroad for cyclists.