Chiltern Classics 2019

The following information is correct at publication (Jan-2019) but please contact the individual organiser if you require further details:

Sunday 13th January
Westerley Winter Warmer 108km, 60km & 44km (starts 9:00 & 10:00am)

HQ – Chalfont St.Peter Scout Hut, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QX
For details see the Westerley CC website: www.westerley.cc/winter-warmer-2019/

The first event of the series starts and finishes in Chalfont St.Peter, heading northwest into the heart of the Chilterns. The main route is 108km in length with just under 1200m of climbing. Or it is possible to turn left at Great Kingshill, cutting out the farthest loop to do the medium version which is 60km. This misses out the bigger climbs of the main Chiltern ridge but has the pleasant climb up Hatches Lane from the Hughenden Valley as well as a good few shorter ones. It has 528m of ascent in total. Finally, the short route turns at Penn to miss out all the big climbs and also the main road sections, giving a 44km route with 440m of climbing. The longest route’s climbs are Freith Hill, Dunsmore, Bledlow Ridge, Loosley Hill, and Hatches Lane, all interspersed with numerous smaller climbs.

Entry is via Rider HQ following the link on the Westerley webpage.

Sunday 20th January
Harp RC 100km & 55km (start 9:00am)

HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills Recreation Centre, Kings Langley, HP3 9TE
For details contact: Organiser@HarpHillyHundred.org.uk or the HRC website www.HarpHillyHundred.org.uk

This is the well-known Harp Hilly Hundred starting and finishing at the Hemel Hempstead CC Club House. This starts off following a similar route as the Hemel event through to Bovingdon 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, Ley Hill to the Hemel clubroom for a well earned rest.

Entry is via Rider HQ following the link on the Harp Hilly 100 webpage.

Sunday 10th February
Hemel Hempstead CC Charity Reliability 100km, 66km & 50km (start 9:00am)

HQ – Hemel Hempstead CC Clubroom, Nash Mills Recreation Centre, Kings Langley, HP3 9TE
For details contact: Tim Hart tim.hart@hemelcycling.org.uk or the HHCC website https://www.hemelcycling.org.uk/chiltern-classics

The third reliability trial of the series is the enduring Hemel CC event. As in previous years HHCC will be donating profits from the event to local charity and this year it’s Rennie Grove Hospice at Home, which is a wonderful organisation who provide amazing support to local people and their families at times of tremendous need.
The 100km ride is a very attractive but testing route through the Chilterns – Chesham, Wendover, Chinnor, Speen, Great Missenden, Chesham and Kings Langley.
The 66km route follows the long route as far as Butler’s Cross, where it turns left to climb up past Chequers and along the Hampden Bottom valley, rejoining the long route to Great Missenden and back to the finish. The 50km route option turns short of Wendover returning through Chesham.

Entry is on the day from 8:15am and entry fee £5.00

Sunday 17th February
Willesden CC 100km & 50km (start 9:30am)

HQ – Chalfont St Peter Community Centre, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 9QX
For details contact: Ian Oliver on the WCC website www.willesdencyclingclub.co.uk/calendar/reliability-rides/

The 50km ride goes to Latimer, Chesham, Swan Bottom and then back via Beconsfield. The 100km goes via Amersham, Kop Hill, Askett, Smalldean Lane, West Wycombe, Fingest and Cookham, giving 1200m climbing.

Registration from 8.00am for departures from 9.00am.
Online entry is £8, on the day £10. The price includes refreshments.
Entry is via Rider HQ following the link on the Wilsden CC webpage.

Sunday 3rd March
Verulam CC 114km & 79km (start 9:00am)

HQ – Redbourn Recreation Centre, 75 Dunstable Rd, Redbourn, AL3 7PP
For details contact: Alan Swain vrr@verulamcc.org.uk or the VCC website https://www.verulamcc.org.uk/club-runs-a-activities/local-events/verulam-reliability-ride

The rides follow two challenging routes, starting in Redbourn. The 114km route has 6 main climbs including Whiteleaf, Wardrobes, Wigginton Lane and New Road. The course is not particularly difficult but it is a tough test, making it a good training ride for the winter.
The 79km course misses out Whiteleaf and Wardrobes, but has the added benefit of including The Crong!

Registration from 8.00am for departures from 9.00am, leaving in waves of 15 (max).
Online entry is £8, on the day £10. The price includes refreshments.
Online entry link https://www.verulamcc.org.uk/reliability-ride

Sunday 10th March
Berkamsted CC 100km & 60km (start 9:00am)

HQ – Musette Café, Church Farm, Station Road, Aldbury, HP23 5RS
For details contact: Jez Kidd secretary@berkocc.com or the BCC webpage https://www.berkocc.com/springclassic/

The last of the Chilterns Classic Reliability Rides and the inaugural BCC event in the series.
The routes are not the longest, not the hardest, not the hilliest: just the best the area has to offer – a great day out the bike.
The ride provides a choice of two routes through the stunning Chiltern countryside. The 100km route takes in a beautiful loop through the Vale of Aylesbury, past the historic Waddesdon Manor and then back via a challenging climb up Aston Hill. The 60km route shares its outward leg with the longer route before splitting off at 35km and avoiding Aston Hill.
The event will be timed via chip timing and will include a competition for the club with the most riders completing. BCC are excluded from the competition as the hosting club.
Thames Valley Air Ambulance is our charity partner for this event and we’re proud to announce that all profits with be donated to the TVAA.

Registration from 8.00am for departures from 9.00am, leaving in waves of 15 (max).
Online entry is £16. The price includes bottomless tea and buffet at Musette Café.
Click here for entry via the the British Cycling Portal.