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    Bucks Off-Road Sportive Sunday 10th May


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    Bucks Off-Road Sportive Sunday 10th May

    Post  On_One_Ti_456 on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:53 am

    Bucks Off Road Sportive
    Starts: 10-05-2009
    Time: 09:00
    Ends: 10-05-2009
    Distance: 121 km

    35km Bucks Off Road £8.00
    65km Bucks Off Road £16.00
    100km Bucks Off Road £16.00
    121km Bucks Off Road £16.00
    Martin Baker Sports & Social Club
    Martinsfield, Tilehouse Lane, Denham Green
    UB9 5DA Map

    Further Info: Event Website

    The Bucks Classic started off 10 years ago when after members of the club had taken part in the Hell of the North Cotswolds for a few years the club felt that there was a call for a similar event nearer to London.
    As the event was going to be in the County of Buckinghamshire it was decided the event was going to be called the Bucks Classic,(now renamed for 2009 the Bucks off-Road Sportive ) although based on the Hell of the North the club wanted to improve on the HONC as the event is popularly known with the main priority being the marking of the whole route, no mean feat when you go along 100 km of twisting bridleways and small lanes.

    The event started off with one route of 30 km, which then rose to 40km, and then with the input of top route designer Steve Keating 100 km with two shorter versions of 70kms and 30 kms. The event has grown over the years and has recently moved its headquarters from the Denham Country Park to the near-by Martin Baker social club which allows riders to shower and make use of a fully licensed bar as well as a cheap supply of refreshments along with a big car park.

    This years 10th anniversary event features an even harder route as the full distance has risen to 121 km which must make this one of the hardest off-road sportives if not the hardest one day event on the calendar, however the club wants to encompass all standards and there are 4 distances for this year.

    The toughness of the 100 and 121 km events should not be underestimated although the hills in the Chilterns are not as high as those in other parts of the country the constant undulating climbs certainly take their toll and the single track can be tough going in places.

    So what are you waiting for round up your mates and get those entries in. Although entry on the day will be available subject to pre-entries we strongly recommend you pre enter to avoid disappointment

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