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    Butts Lane Hill Climb

    Saturday 13 October 2018 at 2pm

    The Wheatsheaf Inn, Willingdon BN20 9HP

    Entry closes 10 days prior to the event.

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    About the Butts Lane Hill Climb

    The Velopace Butts Lane Hill Climb first appeared in 2016 and what an event it was. Held along the full one kilometre length of Butts Lane in Willingdon near Eastbourne, it’s a challenging, medium distance climb, regularly used by locals but crying out for hill climbers to take a timed run at it for years.

    The course record stands at 3m 32.8s

    For those new to the sport, a hill climb involves riding a bicycle up a steep hill against the clock. Riders leave the start line at one minute intervals and ride up the hill as fast as possible. It's that simple! Or is it? Pacing, equipment, power, weight and stamina all come into play to provide a spectacle like no other cycle race.

    Limited to only 120 entries under CTT regulations, enter early as this event will be popular!

    Great for Spectators

    This event is ideal for spectators. Hill climbs attract cheering crowds who line the hill and encourage the brave riders to the top. The event is free to watch. With The Wheatsheaf Inn as HQ there is food and drink available for the duration of the event and no doubt many riders and spectators will make a night of it, as quite a few did last year!

    Big Prizes!

    Your ascent of Butts Lane will not go unrewarded! Cash prizes for the fastest riders overall and in age and gender categories, plus a prize for setting a new course record. 

    We've also teamed up with the ESCA Hill Climb at Firle Bostal, held on the morning of the 13 October, and are offering a cash prize to the fastest rider overall, entering both events, plus a prize (to be confirmed) for the fastest rider not winning another prize at either event.


    Enter both events and you will be in with a chance of scooping up some more cash*

    Combined events - Cycle TT & Run

    Prize money

    Fastest male overall


    Fastest female overall


    Fastest u/23 male


    Fastest u/23 female


    Fastest 23-40 Male


    Fastest 23-40 female


    Fastest 41-50 male


    Fastest 41-50 female


    Fastest 51-60 male


    Fastest 51-60 female


    Fastest over 60 male


    Fastest over 60 female


    Slowest overall

    Pint of beer at the Wheatsheaf

    * only one winner per category

    For more details visit Butts Lane Hill Climb - Run

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    The Sean Yates Spring Classic 2019

    There are none harder than former professional and World Tour Directeur Sportif Sean Yates who now endorses The Spring Classic. Given Sean's experience on the road with the top riders and teams this makes the Sean Yates Spring Classic a must ride event and your chance to ride with the legend himself.

    The pro riders spend their winters targeting the Spring Classic races, generally acknowledged as being an early indication of a riders form. But you don’t have to go to Belgium to do that because the Sean Yates Spring Classic is held on the roads of Sussex across the very terrain that Sean used to develop his legendary form.

    Bradley Wiggins relied on Sean’s experience as he seems to know every climb in Europe and he now challenges you to take on some of the finest climbs that East Sussex has to offer.

    Sean says "Don't let the modest 64 miles deceive you, this is a challenging ride over undulating terrain that many have described as brutal. The route rolls out from Herstmonceux into the Sussex Weald and the Ashdown Forest, through 64 miles of my very own training ground."

    The Sean Yates Spring Classic is the only sportive to offer the full "Belgian Experience" with a hot feed station, celebratory bottle of Belgian beer and a Spring Classic finishers medal. This is an event to enter early as it is sure to be fully subscribed.




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    The Target times

    Spring Classic Epic 101.7km 1621m

    Category Under 18 yrs 18-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60+ years Team Points
    Male Gold 04:30:00 04:20:00 04:30:00 04:35:00 04:40:00 3
    Male Silver 05:10:00 05:00:00 05:10:00 05:15:00 05:20:00 2
    Male Bronze 05:30:00 05:20:00 05:30:00 05:35:00 05:40:00 1
    Female Gold 04:40:00 04:30:00 04:40:00 04:45:00 04:50:00 3
    Female Silver 05:20:00 05:10:00 05:20:00 05:25:00 05:30:00 2
    Female Bronze 05:40:00 05:30:00 05:40:00 05:45:00 05:50:00 1

    Spring Classic Challenge 65.9km 1037m

    Category Under 18 yrs 18-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60+ years Team Points
    Male Gold 02:30:00 02:25:00 02:30:00 02:35:00 02:40:00 3
    Male Silver 02:50:00 02:45:00 02:50:00 02:55:00 03:00:00 2
    Male Bronze 03:05:00 03:00:00 03:05:00 03:10:00 03:15:00 1
    Female Gold 02:40:00 02:35:00 02:40:00 02:45:00 02:50:00 3
    Female Silver 03:00:00 02:55:00 03:00:00 03:05:00 03:10:00 2
    Female Bronze 03:15:00 03:10:00 03:15:00 03:20:00 03:25:00 1


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