We have ridden the route to check the details and measure the distances, climbing etc in order to establish "standard times" - categorised in age bands as Gold, Silver & Bronze achievement levels.
The Standard Times for 100 miles are:
Age Group 18 to 39 = 6:30 Gold, 6:50 Silver, 7:20 Bronze.
Age Group 40 to 49 = 6:45 Gold, 7:00 Silver, 7:30 Bronze.
Age Group 50 to 59 = 6:55 Gold, 7:15 Silver, 7:45 Bronze.
Age Group 60+ = 7:20 Gold, 7:40 Silver, 8:10 Bronze.
The Standard Times for 100 Km are:
Age Group 21 to 29 = 3:30 Gold, 3:50 Silver, 4:15 Bronze
Age Group 30 to 40 = 3:40 Gold, 4:00 Silver, 4:30 Bronze
Age Group 40 to 50 = 3:55 Gold, 4:20 Silver, 4:50 Bronze
Age Group 50 to 60 = 4:10 Gold, 4:35 Silver, 5:00 Bronze
Ladies in general add 20 mins to each category
EVENT TIMING : To manage the number of riders there will be a "flow start" neutralised for safety reasons for the first quarter of a mile (to just beyond the canal bridge)
Riders not starting at 0800 will need to make a note of their start time and adjust the finish time by the appropriate number of minutes, tell the check-in team at the finish.
Time recording and route following is on an “honesty” basis - rider cards must be stamped at the Feed Station Controls.
It is NOT a race and times are merely for riders to assess their own personal performance.