London Bikeathon 100miler

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London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby charliew87 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:04 am

Hi,

http://www.londonbikeathon.org.uk/


Anyone signed up for this? £40 which includes a cycling shirt.

Looks like a nice route out through Surrey, anyone got a proper map/gpx of the course?

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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby mriley60 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:35 am

Hi there, I am also signed up for this............ should be good if the weather holds out!

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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby francis666 » Sat May 25, 2013 03:20 am

I'm another one!
Cant find a detailed map either, but fortunately I live in Epsom and know most of the "Surrey Hiills" Dorking stuff.
Be prepared for a real challenge when you get to this part. Boxhill isn't as bad as you think as the road is so smooth and you probably already know of it. Although it doesn't look like the organizers have put it down as an official water hole, It would be a good place to fuel up for the next really hard 20 miles or so. I wouldn't normally stop here but I reckon you'll be touching 40-50 miles or so at this point. Leith Hill in some ways is worse and White Down Lane is a killer after the other two. Not forgetting theres smaller stuff in between. Once down from Ranmore Comonn, the route should be a lot flatter and its just distance back.
Plenty of fuel, plenty of Liquid.
Shouldn't let this secret out, but have you looked at the "Dunwich Dynamo" ? more of a fun ride though and doing this one on the hybrid (fat saddle, no lean bars and soggy tyres 10 hrs on the bike) with a mixed ability group of friends. Enough said!
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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby nigelgriffin » Tue Aug 27, 2013 09:30 am

I'm doing this one too, I did the London Surrey 100, this one is similar but not he same, when I get the map I will plot it on Garmin connect so will share that as a GPX if anyone wants it.

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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby francis666 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi,

you can down load the route for the 100mile from the london Bikethon site with a hyper link supplied on this page: http://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/londonbikeathon > 100 Miles Epic > "Download the full route"= http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=cmbqcqrjjyzafrtj

used the TCX file supplied to to do the Boxhill to Whitedown (leatherhead>Boxhill>Newdigate>Coldharbour - Leef Hill>White down lane. Then fast back to Leatherhead via Bookham) part. Really nice ride (good bike cafe at Tan House Farm shop 1 mile on the Rusper road ) going via Newdigate.

Save your legs for the Dorking/Surrey hill stuff. If you haven't done this bit before, highly recommend you go try it. White down after Leaf hill is a struggle and 18% for about half a mile.

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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby simonhead » Tue Aug 27, 2013 15:22 pm

Looks a good route, may give the mid distance a go, would do the 100 but have the first rugby game of the season the day before.
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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby The_Gate » Thu Sep 05, 2013 09:00 am

I am starting to get a little nervous about this one. Longest ride I have done is about 65 miles, but this one has some very steep bits in it. I am planning to go out tomorrow for a 91 miler including Box Hill, Leith Hill and Whitedown Lane to build up some confidence.

It's supposed to rain tomorrow, and everyone knows that if you cycle in the rain you get fitter than if it is a gorgeous sunny day. Or something.

Does anyone know how many people will be doing the 100 miler?

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Re: London Bikeathon 100miler

Postby simonhead » Wed Apr 30, 2014 06:37 am

Wanted to re kindle this as am just about to sign up for the 100, didn't end up doing the 50 so was hoping those that did it could give their tuppence?
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