JODRELL BANK CLASSIC 2013
Sunday March 10th
ENTRIES OPEN NOW
PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE SPORTS SUNDAY WEBSITE
ENTRIES ON THE DAY
We will be taking entries on the day but please get there early. Don't forget to download an Entry Form and a Route Map
Welcome to the third running of the Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive. This year we have three challenging routes around the Cheshire lanes skirting past the famous iconic Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope 25 miles, 50 mile and 80 miles.
The 25 mile and 50 mile routes are the pretty much the same as last year apart from the start, for the 80 milers we have added a new section which should make the later stages of the course a bit more exciting and challenging
Both the 50 mile and 25 mile routes are on very flat fast roads. The 80 mile starts of flat for the first two thirds then gets hilly towards the end.
The Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive is handily placed just two weeks before the Cheshire Cat making this an ideal warm up event.
We have also moved back to a Sunday slot.
Poynton Leisure Centre
Online Entries in Advance
25 mile route 15.00
50 mile route 25.00
80 mile route 25.00
On the day
25 mile route 20.00
50 mile route 30.00
80 mile route 30.00
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
Enter/Update Entry Online https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=604
Once again we will be using Sportident to take online entries
Registration opens at 7.00 am
The start list will be posted on the website a couple of days before the event. It would speed up regitration if you could check your number in adavance. All you would have to do at registration would be to pick your number and goody bag up.
ENTRIES ON THE DAY
As usual we will be taking entries on the day if we have places left. Please get there early so we can get your through the registration process.
Start is 8.00 until 9.00 am
You can start anytime within the hour.
THIS YEARS EVENT FEATURES
GOLD SILVER & BRONZE STANDARDS
This year we are introducing Gold, Silver and Bronze standards to all competitors based on finishing times inline with other sportive events. Results we be published on our website after the event.
25 Miles Time faster than 1:50:00
50 Miles Time faster than 3:24:00
80 Miles Time faster than 4: 25:00
25 Miles Time faster than 2:10:00
50 Miles Time faster than 3:58:00
80 Miles Time faster than 6:33:00
25 Mile Time over 2:10:00
50 Miles Time over 3:58:00
80 Miles Time over 6:33:00
* Electronic Timing
* HIGH 5 Feeding Stations
* 3 Challenging Routes
* Changing Rooms
* Ample Parking
* GPS Downloads
* Downloadable Route Maps
* Support Vehicles
* Well Signed Routes
* Free Post Event Food
* Free Hot Drinks
* Google Earth Fly Through
* Free Jodrell Bank Classic Cyclosportive Custom printed bottle
* Professional Photography by SportsSunday
SPORTIVE NATION a new bicycle shop opening in Hazel Grove in March will be attending and will able to providing servicing for the event.
2012 ROUTES & GPS DOWNLOADS
80 Mile Route
50 Mile Route
25 Mile Route
GPS Downloads are available from the Bike Route Toaster Website by following the links above.
We have developed our own Electronic Timing System which uses a bar code scanning system which we will be using on all our events this year.
This year we will once again by using High 5 products. Feeding stations are postioned at approximately half distance. We will have the all the usual Sportive food you would expect, High 5 Energy Gels, High 5 Sports Drinks to refill your bottles, Bananas, Flap Jacks and Sausage Rolls.
There is plenty of parking at the Leisure Centre you will be directed by the Leisure Centre Staff and Marshals.
FREE FOOD AND HOT DRINKS
This year we will have freshly baked Traditional Meat & Potatoe Pies and Mushy Peas Supper after the event. Along with tea and coffee. We are hoping to get the Poynton Girls Guides to help us out again this year.
Route Cards will be available for download shortly. They will appear lower down the page underneath the interactive maps.
We use a Black Arrow on a Florescent Yellow background to sign the route. We also mark the roads with a RED arrow using temporary spray. The Route signs are put out just before the events and are checked on the morning of the event. We also have a vehicle that proceeds the riders making sure the signs are still in place.
JODRELL BANK CLASSIC 11th Sunday March
HQ - Poynton leisure Centre Yew Tree lane Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1PU
Registration opens at 7.00 until 7.45
In registration your name will be on the start sheets on the tables. Look for your name and number.
You will be given your number . You do not need to sign anything. You have already signed on during the online entry system
ENTRIES ON THE DAY
If you are entering on the day you need to download an entry form and the revelent Route Card. Bring the completed form signed and with the correct fee to ON THE DAY registration desk. You will be given a number.
Numbers must be attached to your handlebars for timing purposes. If your number is not on your handlebars you may be missed from the results.
Plesase do not attach the number to your head tube or obstruct the barcode as we will not be able to scan it and you will not get a time.
Start Time - 8.00 am until 9.00 riders can start anytime within the 1 hour.
RESULTS - Results will be posted on the website on Monday
There is a large car park at the Poynton Leisure Centre, also next door at the school and at the Primary School just around the corner. There is a walk way back to the HQ.
You will be directed by the Leisure Centre Staff.
ON THE RIDE
Participents take part in the event at entirley at their own risk.
Participents should follow instructions from the marshals
The ride is run under British Cycling Cyclosportive Rules.
Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.
You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.
This is a great circuit and we would like to use it again next year. Please show courtesy and respect for other road users. A cheery wave and a smile works
There are toilets at the start and finish. There are also Public toilets around the circuit.
The route is marked by signage. A black arrow on an Flourescent yellow background.We wil be marking the roads with a red arrow. We also have a support vehicle that proceeds the riders replacing missing signs. Hopefully we can keep everyone on track.
ROUTE CARDS are available to download off the website. You can also download them onto your phone. There are interactive maps on the website to familarise yourself with the route. We also have downloadable GPS files available from the Bikeroute toaster website.
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR GETTING LOST,
It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course. Participants are required to carry traditional map based route instructions.
All competitors are advised to wear a safety helmet to ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards
You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.
Having a mobile phone with you on the ride is encouraged. It is usefull if you get lost or need to be picked up by the support vehicles
Torelli Cycling Club will provide fluid and food at designated feed stations. This is intended only as a top up. You are encouraged to take enough
food and fluid for the full distance of the event.
POT HOLE WARNING
The roads around Cheshire are in the main very good quality however there are pot holes in places due to the winter weather please look out for them. If you are riding in a group shout out warnings to the riders behind.
Most of the route is on quiet country lanes. After the thaw and then the heavy rain and flooding last week there will be grit and mud in places. Heavy tyres are advised as well as extra caution.
Main feeding station for 50 and 80 mile routes is the same as last year in the layby near Lach Denis as the route crosses the A50.
Feeding station for the 25 mile route is in tha same place as last year on Birtles Lane.
TIME CUT OFF POINT
There will be a TIME CUT OFF POINT for the riders tackling the 80 Mile Route. The Cut Off Point is in Bollington just as you start to climb up to Potts Wrigley.
ANY RIDERS REACHING THIS POINT AFTER 2pm WILL BE DIRECTED ONTO THE 50/30 MILE COURSE FINISH BACK TO POYNTON LEISURE CENTRE
Under 18's must have the consent of a parent or guardian and be accompanied by a nominated adult at all times whilst on the ride.
It is advised that all riders must carry a form of identification showing their name, address and contact details of person to be advised in the eventuality
cases of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry enough food, drink, money and extra clothing to complete the ride being under taken,
taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
There are support vehicles on the ride. If you need to be picked up call the organisers tel: number below.
Mechanical failure or cannot continue. You can also stop at the feeding stations if you have any problems and they will bring you back to the HQ.
Marshals are there to help they are not allowed to stop the traffic you are responsable for your own actions at junctions throughout the ride.
Organisation Phone Number Tel: 07583234531
In case of an emergency please ring 999
There is Free Hot Drinks and Food after the event.
I would just like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable ride.
Organisers Contact Details
TEAM TORELLI CYCLING CLUB