The Chilterns 100km LIttle Dipper & 100 mile BIG Dipper Cycle Sportive
The course will head out over the Chiltern Hills with amazing scenery, ascents and descents.
This will be the third year this sportive has been organised from the Henley & Thames Valley Area.
The event takes in some of the most picturesque areas of the Thames Valley and Chilterns with a good injection of up and downs.
The event has been designed around the time of year, with the early season classics in full swing.
If you are looking for a challenging, testing and lung busting early season event with lots of coffee and cakes at the end, then check out CycloSport online website to view more information and enter online.
Event HQ/Start Facilities
- Adequate Car Parking
- Changing Rooms
- Food & Drink
- Sign On Desk
About Entering the Event
- Maximum Number of Participants : 400 (Riders Entered in 2011 circa 360)
- Entries can only be placed online.
- Start Sheet or Entry Shown On Website - From March onwards
- Electronic Timing
- Event Photographers
- Medals to all finishers
Support for the Participants
- Route Card on F3 Events Website
- FULL gpx, tcx & crx route downloads - For anyone that does not want to look at arrows!!!
- Printable maps of the course to give a bird’s eye view of where you are on the ride
- Emergency Details
- Sag Wagon Sweep Up Of Riders. This will leave the Event HQ at least 90 minutes after the last rider.
What Reading CC had to say:
On Sunday Nick Davies rode the inaugural 100 mile Chiltern Big Dipper Sportive, starting at Shiplake College and winding its way through the Chilterns. Davies reports: "I decided to ride the sportive as an early season fitness test and started the ride alone but was joined by fellow Reading rider Nick Crocker at around the 30 mile mark. We rode together for another 40 miles, when my lack of fitness began to tell and I again saw the familiar sight of Nick disappearing up the road. Luckily it was a dry day, otherwise the course would have been treacherous due to gravel, flints and potholes. It was a good, well sign posted event giving riders a challenging route through the area, although provisions at the feed stops and the finish could have been better."
The Big Dipper Route:
Map and Address
Map and Address