Trail Break Sunday Sportive: Reigate
Trail Break's Sunday Sportive season is now in full flow and enjoying ever growing popularity. Launched in 2007, they were the first and now most successful regular cyclosportive series on the calendar. And next stop on the Sunday circuit is a brand new set of routes around the Surrey Downs and Kent from Reigate.
Organisers Trail Break have been working hard with Redhill CC to put together a corker. The course is a nicely paced and balanced route from the North Downs out towards the Kent Weald around Sevenoaks and Hever Castle. The ride eases you into your day with its early miles providing a perfect leg stretcher, before delivering you into a deceptively hilly mid section that sets the biggest of the day's challenges. From there, it's a long and fast run to the finish back through the heart of some truly stunning countryside.
The format of the day will be to the original tried and tested Sunday Sportive formula, with three distances to choose from, comprehensive route marking to keep you on course, route map as a back up and even Memory Map and GPS files for belt and braces navigation. There will be free SIS energy drink to power you round, a free food allocation and drink top up at two manned support stations on route and hot food and drink on sale at the finish for your post ride relax and chat.
There's the option of Gold, Silver or Bronze pace targets available for you to aim for or just forgetting about the clock, spinning out and enjoying the ride at whatever pace feels good on the day. The overall effect is of the pure buzz of cycling on tap, with everything laid on for you to just turn up and ride.
Event entry is available in advance through the website or at event registration on the day. Full details and online booking for all Trail Breaks events can be found at www.southernsportive.com, or for more information, call 0118 976 2491.