Ridgeway 100: The Century to the Stones
5th August, The Ridgeway, Lewknor to Avebury

Ridgeway 100: The Century to the Stones, 5th August 2017

100km CX Challenge

The Ridgeway is Europe’s oldest continually used highway – dating back thousands of years, this was a prehistorically important route, with many ancient landmarks along it’s length, and ending at the magnificent stone circles of Avebury (which predates Stonehenge by some 700 years!)

ridgeway-hill

Today, the Ridgeway remains a popular recreational route, and a fantastic long distance MTB trail! Fast paced and perfect for tempo riding, the Ridgeway gives you plenty to get your teeth into. The route keeps you high up and offers continuous sweeping views, with just enough dips and diversions along the ridge to keep your climbing / descending muscles ticking over! The surface only occasionally gets semi-technical, leaving you with 100km of very rideable trail to enjoy! It’s a ride that invites you to open up your engines, and test how long you can keep them running!

And we make sure that all you have to think about is riding. The Trail Break Team have over 20 years experience running long distance MTB challenges, and detailed knowledge of the Ridgeway itself. The Ridgeway 100 Century to the Stones is fully supported, from route marking to multiple feed and support stops, so all you have to do is concentrate on taking on this epic ride!

Entry Now Closed

Entry for this event is now closed. Sorry, there is NO entry on the day for this event.

Return Transport Option Available.

(SOLD OUT – The return bus option is now full)

A return bus option will be available to book as an extra. There will be limited spaces for this option, available on a first come, first served basis. There will also be a strict departure time for this service, based on a reasonable expected finish time for most riders. (We will make every attempt to get slow or delayed riders to the finish on time for bus departure, but all riders are expected to be aware of the event day time schedule and make every effort to adhere to it.)

 

ridgeway100-profile
Ridgeway 100 Route Stats
Distance 100 km
Climbing 1,358m
Highest Point 275m
Lowest Point 48m
Surface 80% unmade surfaces, 20% road

Event Information
Event Support
Event Logistics
Event Information 100 mile 100km
Start Location Lewknor Village Hall
Start Times 8:00am
Finish Avebury
Finish Period Estimated 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Entry Price £44.00
Return Coach Ticket Price £25

Event Support

  • Two Feed or support stations. (Both feed stations offer, water, energy drink, first aid & mechanical support. .
    Rider timing by transponder tag with half way mid timing. Results posted to the CX Century web site.
  • Multiple emergency contact numbers for our team made available for you to carry with you.
  • Route marked by the event Team and uses known Ridgeway markers. GPX route issued to all entries.
  • Medal for all finishers.

Event Logistics

Transport Options

You will need to arrange transport to the event. A return bus option will be available to book as an extra (SOLD OUT – The return bus option is now full). There will be limited spaces for this option, available on a first come, first served basis. There will also be a strict departure time for this service, based on a reasonable expected finish time for most riders. We will make every attempt to get slow or delayed riders to the finish on time for bus departure, but all riders are expected to be aware of the event day time schedule and make every effort to adhere to it. Riders not booked on the bus will need to arrange either a pick up or transport solution from the finish. Prior to the event, we will provide you with as much information as you need to help you make all of your arrangements in good time, including pick up locations, connecting train services and local taxi contacts.

Cut off & bail out points

Your big target for Century to the Stones is to complete the challenge. This ride should be achievable by most people within the time limits, however you will need to be aware of your pace, and listen to advice form our course marshals. There will be cut off times at the checkpoints on the route, after which riders may be transported forwards to catch up time at the event organisers discretion. In extreme circumstances, very slow riders who are far behind the event schedule may be refused further event support and required to make their own arrangements to complete or abandon the ride. Should you miss a cut off or decide to abandon the ride, we will provide you with details for your transport options from those cut off / bail out points, including location details for pick up, nearest rail station and local taxi numbers.

Event support vehicles & mechanical assistance

Our support vehicles will be traveling along the route on the closest possible roads, and will be equipped to help with mechanical problems and basic first aid. However, please note that getting assistance to any point on the Ridgeway may involve considerable distances and can take a long time. Riders will be expected to carry basic tools and spares, and a small, basic first aid pack. Your first and best option is always to fix yourself if you can; if you can’t we’ll be there to help.

Luggage transport

We will be able to carry a small amount of luggage for you along the route (such as a small bag with change of kit etc). This will be transported from the start in Lewknor to the finish at Avebury.

Please note: we will take care of any luggage left with us, but cannot take responsibility for any damage or loss that might occur. Any luggage not claimed at the ride finish will be taken back to our offices after the event, from where it can be returned to the owner at the owners expense.

Friends and family support vehicles

A good number of riders will arrange for friends or family to support them along the route from their own vehicles, and to collect them at the end of the day. We welcome friends and family support vehicles on the event, however, we will need them to to observe our guidelines to help the event to run smoothly. We will provide details of recommended rendezvous points on the course, with suitable access and parking. There will also be certain roads on the course where we will ask vehicles not to attempt to access the course, due to road width or parking limitations. This information will be provided to you well in advance to allow you to plan.