Amersham Brill Amersham Sportive

Amersham Brill Amersham Sportive

 

Amersham Brill Amersham Sportive

 

Nick O’Brien

 

The Jaguar Amersham Brill Amersham Sportive takes place on July 13th 2014.

 

With the stunning Chiltern Hills providing the backbone for the Jaguar Amersham Brill Amersham sportives this July, you will be hard pushed to find a better looking area to ride your bike in the south…

 

Quiet roads, amazing views, picture-postcard villages and even a windmill – what more could you want? Well, the payback for all this natural beauty will be a ‘little’ climbing but if you offset that against all the other attractions of this unique event you are set for a very memorable summer’s day out.
 
Brill Windmill
The climb up to the Windmill at Brill marks the turning point for the longer routes
 
With 100mile and 100km options both routes have several challenging ascents in this cycling paradise just 20 miles north west of London.
 
Organiser Robin Askey is keen to promote the area, saying “The Chilterns has always been a cycling mecca, but recently the Surrey Hills have got all the headlines – good and bad! For every Box Hill, the Chilterns has an equal and our routes are less congested and as easy to get to from central London and beyond.”
 
The two routes, and the shorter 30 mile Amersham Classic, all incorporate the infamous Whiteleaf Hill, as well as some lesser known beauties, and use many of the roads that will be covered by this year’s Tour of Britain, as riders fight it out on the stage from Bath to Hemel Hempstead.
 
Chilterns cycling
Challenging climbs, picturesque villages and quite country roads make the Chilterns one of the best areas to ride in the UK
 
The sportives form part of the GE Chiltern Cycling Festival taking place on Sunday July 13th, an event which combines the areas cycling heritage with vintage stalls, velo fashion, retro rides, a farmers market, gourmet food, Go Ride and Family events, music and even the closed road Rectory Hill Climb with the current National Hill Climb champion, Tejvan Pettinger, looking like the man to beat on the 18% slopes of the ‘beautiful’. beech tree lined course.
 
If you want to enjoy a more leisurely time after your Sportive ride, you can settle in for a Q&A session with best selling author, Tim Moore who will be recounting his adventures riding the epic route of the 1914 Giro, which led to the creation of “Gironimo!”, his latest book.
 
Tim Moore
Relax and wind down listening to best selling author Tim Moore’s adventures riding the very Terrible 1914 Giro D’Italia
 
Whether you’ve been inspired to get a long ride in by the Tour de France Gran Depart the week before or are just looking for a great, free day out with family and friends, then Amersham will be well worth a visit on July 13th.
 
Limited entries are still open for the sportives and Hill Climb here.
 
The Chiltern Cycling Festival includes:
 
• Jaguar Amersham – Brill – Amersham 100mile & 100km sportive rides
• Hamptons Rectory Hill Climb
• Family Ride & Concors d’elegance Partnered by Luker Rowe
• Baby Velodrome Partnered by The Little Bike Company and British Cycling Go Ride.
• Jaguar Amersham – Brill – Amersham 100mile & 100km sportive rides Hamptons Rectory Hill Climb
• LIVE Music including 60s girl band the Amorelles and jazz
• Tim Moore “Giro-nimo” Book signing hosted by comedian Jim Kent
• The Amersham Classic ‘Golden Era’ 30 mile sportive partnered by Velobici
 
or find out all you need to know at www.chilterncyclingfestival.com

 
Chiltern Festival
 

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