Why Ride The In-Gear Ashdown Forest Frenzy Sportive?
InGear Cycles have teamed up with Velopace to create this epic late autumn sportive, a challenging ride based around the picturesque woodland scenery of the Ashdown Forest, the training ground of none other than Tour De France stage winner Sean Yates.
Choose between the short route of 30 miles, with 2,800 feet of climbing, or really test your legs over the long route - over 4,500 feet of climbing over 61 miles.
The long route is a punishing ride that takes on Kidds Hill at just 3 miles in, then Spring Hill at 15 miles and Black Hill at 22 miles. Some relief follows with an undulating 25 miles until the climb up to Wych Cross before the swift descent back to Forest Row. This sportive has everything you could possibly want from a demanding bike ride - apart from a pro to pedal your bike for you.
Refuel at the feed station at 31 miles courtesy of the good people at The White Hart Pub in Buxted
Not quite so much climbing on the short route but still testing enough. After 30 miles you’ll want to replenish your energy losses back at base, that’s for sure.