Clun Sportive – Sunday 24th June 2018

Pre-event Pack

Event Snapshot:

Plenty of car parking at the Clun HQ – Memorial Hall, SY7 8NY

Registration opens 8.00am

Clun 90 riders set off at 8.30am (in groups of 20)

Clun 60 start at 9.00am (in 20s)

Clun 40 start at 9.30am (in 20s)

Clun 12 riders away at 11am (in 20s)

All riders must be away within 15mins of their start time.

Food stops at regular intervals on all routes

Assistance number for the day – call 0777 2336187

Arrival and Parking

We are parking on the Memorial Hall field this year – keep to the left of the Hall and watch out for cyclists setting off  Parking – suggested donation – £2

Cycling to the event – we have an unsupervised Baggage Store at the Memorial Hall

Dropping off – you can drop off cyclists near the Registration but you may have to wait to exit

 

What to bring

Roadworthy bike

Tools to fix punctures

Helmet (mandatory)

Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions

Food and drink

Medical support

First aid kits are available at all food stops, help number is printed on your handlebar number board – 0777 3236187 – mobile First Aid broom wagon out on the route

If you are involved in a serious incident call the emergency services – 999

Toilets/showers

Toilets available at all food stops and at the event HQ

No showers

Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t litter the roads/countryside

Cycle helmets to be worn – mandatory

Do follow the Highway Code and be courteous to fellow road users

Do help other participants if they request it

No following/supporter vehicles driving around the route

Registration time

Register in the main hall at Clun Memorial Hall

Collect numbers and sign on from 8.00am, registration closes at 11am

Team Entries
This is an informal, fun competition – band together and give your group of riders a name.  Tell us at Registration.  If you are the largest team to finish together then you win the Team Prize:
Rider briefing

Make sure you receive a rider briefing from event staff before you set off – it will be given to you on the start line:

Roads can be narrow and gravel strewn.

Be prepared to stop for farm traffic, horses and cars.

Take care of each other and communicate if you are riding in a group.

Follow the Highway Code.

Signs are bright yellow with black arrows

Set off times

Clun 90 riders set off at 8.30am (in groups of 20)

Clun 60 start at 9.00am (in 20s)

Clun 40 start at 9.30am (in 20s)

Clun 12 riders away at 11am (in 20s)

Slow riders/not finishing the Sportive

All riders are expected to be back at the Clun HQ by 4pm

If you are taking it slowly or decide to withdraw please inform us – a simple text with your handlebar number to 0777 3236187

Pre-event checks

Be sure to check your bike before leaving home

Bring enough food and water to supply yourself around the course – use the food stops as additional support

Need assistance during the ride

We have event support staff out and about monitoring your progress – if you need assistance look out for their cars with “Event Support” stickers on the side. Call the Assistance number (find it on your handlebar number board) – 0777 3236187

Signage

Route is fully signed with black arrows on yellow signs:
Route splits will also have additional signs to help you go on the right route.

Route Files – download from Ride with GPS via the website

 

Feed stations

Clun90 has 3 feed stations:

  1. Edgton – 28miles
  2. Diddlebury – 50miles
  3. Bucknell school – 71miles

Clun 60 has 2 feed stations:

  1. Edgton – 28miles
  2. Bucknell school – 46miles

Clun 40 has 1 feed station:

  1. Bucknell school – 21miles

Clun 12 has no food on route – receive food at the finish

Available food – flapjacks, cake, bananas. Tea and coffee on request.

Marshals

Please follow the instructions of the marshals; they are there for your safety

Finish line

You have completed the sportive when you re-cross the startline at the Clun HQ

Be sure to collect your edible handmade medal! Well done.

Podium Catering will be offering a range of post-ride food to buy.

Emergencies

Contact the emergency services on 999 in the event of a serious accident or incident

For assistance during the day call the Event Organiser on 0777 3236187

Clun Memorial Hall landline – 01588 640575

Broom wagon

A van with limited capacity is available – call Event Organiser on 0777 3236187 if you need assistance

About the Organisers

Arts Alive – Tour d’Arts Alive is a fund raising event for Arts Alive the charity that brings professional live performances, big screen films and live satellite screenings to communities all over Shropshire and Herefordshire. Enjoyed by thousands! www.artsalive.co.uk

Rideventures – cycle events www.rideventures.co.uk

Next sportive – Autumn Epic from Knighton – 30th Sept