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guide and information
August 2003 sees the seventh annual Evans Cycles - Surrey League 5 day cycle race
taking place in Surrey and East and West Sussex.
Around 80 of Britain's top riders will be taking part in the gruelling 5 day long race -
the longest of its type in Britain. Each day they will cover around 100 miles - as well as
climbing some of the steepest hills in South East England.
Starting on Friday 15
August, each day sees the participants racing on circuits in different parts of the
Region. This year's route revisits some of the favourite spots from previous years such as
the South Downs at Goodwood and the Ashdown Forest.
- Day 1 - Friday 15 August,
involves a 99.8 mile long series of courses around Newdigate, between Dorking and Crawley.
(for full details click here)
- Day 2 - Saturday 16
August, is based around Staplefield between Crawley and Haywards Heath. (for full details click here)
- Day 3 - Sunday 17 August,
starts with a time trial around Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. This will be followed by a
race of seven gruelling laps on the South Downs and finishes with five laps on the motor
racing circuit. (for full details click here)
- Day 4 - Monday 18 August,
sees racing based at Hertmonceux in East Sussex where the riders follow three looped
circuits along pretty country roads, completing just over 100 miles in the day. (for full details click here)
- Day 5 - Tuesday 19
August, is based at Crowborough and involves some of the toughest hills to be faced by the
riders. It includes three circuits involving the climb of the dreaded 'Wall' - just one of
three tough climbs to be encountered on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. (for full details click here)
Click through (above) for
comprehensive information on each stage including maps, grid references, start times and
estimated viewing times.
The riders will be racing for the coveted Evans Cycles leader's yellow jersey which will
be worn by the race leader every day. They will also be competing in 'hot spot' sprints
along the route and trying to be first over the hills to take the title 'King of the
Previous winners of the event have gone on to represent England in the Commonwealth and
Olympic Games. Last year's 460 mile long race was won by Great Britain national team rider
Kristian House with an overall time of 18hours 30minutes and 5seconds - an average speed
of almost 25 mph!
Entry fee £60:00
On The Line £100:00
Entries to: Surrey
Cycle Racing League
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