Five reasons to enter Vélo South

15,000 riders head for an unforgettable journey, here's why you need to be involved

Taking place on Sunday 23 September, Vélo South will take 15,000 riders on an unforgettable 100 mile journey on fully closed roads through the stunning West Sussex countryside.

Here are five reasons you should register to be in with a chance of getting an entry when they open on Thursday 1 March.

1. Apart from Ride London-Surrey, this is the only opportunity you’ll have to ride 100 miles on closed roads in the UK this year, and with over 25,000 pre-registrations already it looks like being a sell-out!

Ride 100 miles on closed roads
Ride 100 miles on closed roads

2. Velo South starts and finishes at Goodwood Motor Circuit which is renowned globally as the spiritual home of motor racing, but is also steeped in cycling history — it hosted the 1982 UCI World Road Racing Championships, which featured cycling greats such as Greg LeMond, Sean Kelly, Guiseppe Saronni and Mandy Jones. 

3. The route is beautiful, passing through pretty hamlets and villages, and boasting panoramic views of the West Sussex countryside and the unrivalled beauty of the South Downs National Park.

The route is a beautiful one
The route is a beautiful one

4. With 1,800 metres of climbing, the Vélo South route is challenging but achievable, with some pretty epic climbs. Our KOM / QOM comes at around mile 90, so riders will have to ensure they pace themselves and have enough left in the tank to tackle it!

5. From rider photos, a premium goody bag, massage, mechanical support and awesome rider pit stops included in the entry fee, you’ll have everything you need to complete 100 miles in style!

Entry opens on Thursday 1 March
Entry opens on Thursday 1 March

Vélo South entries open on Thursday 1 March 1st. To be in with a chance of taking part you must pre-register before midnight on Wednesday 28 February.

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