Ride for Ups 'n' Downs 2022 - 17th Jul '22


45 Road Club are once again one of the major sponsors and supporters of the
Riding for Ups 'n' Downs charity 2022.

PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT UPDATE OF SCHEDULES FOR THE RIDES
Following the Amber weather warnings, we have decided that it would be wise to change the itinerary for the UpsnDowns ride on Sunday 17th July.

As you all know, the weather is forecast to be extremely hot on Sunday (remember your suncream!). So we would like to bring forward both start times by one hour in order to help with the heat. However we also want to respect our neighbours near the Cricket Club and will need to be as quiet as possible if setting off early. The new start are:

100k route: Please turn up no earlier than 7.00am for the ride starting at 7:30am.

70k route: please arrive at the cricket ground no earlier than 8am for the ride starting at 8:30am


We appreciate that some people are travelling from afar so may not be able to change their plans, and some will still want to set off at the original times (an hour later than those listed above). This is absolutely ok and someone will be at the club to brief you and get you ready to set out on your ride. Equally some people riding the shorter route may wish to start at 7:30am, this is also ok. We are trying to be as flexible as possible so that everyone can get out on the road and enjoy the routes as planned.

Due to these changes, please be as careful as possible both arriving and leaving the Cricket Club as cyclists will be using the lane to start their rides, we will try to marshall this as best we can.

A few years ago, we were worried about hypothermia after a ride, and now we have the opposite problem! So we are also adding an extra water station at Kislingbury (at the junction of Rothersthorpe Road and Bugbrooke Road where the 2 routes diverge), there will be no toilet facilities at this stop, look for the black Transit van. This stop is after approx 18.5 miles for each route, and will be open between 8:00am and 10:15am.

The final stop will be at the Mens Own Rugby Club in Ashton (and the loos will be open!) after approximately 28 miles for the shorter route, and 47 miles for the longer route. This stop will be open between 9:30am and 12:00 noon. Both routes will have approximately 16 miles to go after this second stop. 


Both stops will have gels, bananas and rehydration tablets available as well. Please ensure that you set off on your rides with 2 bottles of water and please refill as needed at the stops.  There are also several cafes in Bugbrooke, Canon’s Ashby, Culworth(just off the long route) Silverstone and Salcey, along the route if anyone needs a longer stop.

It goes without saying, that if you have Covid symptoms, feel unwell, test positive etc, please do not ride.

Due to the timings changing, there will be NO cash registration on the day, so please use the UltraBritain link if anyone else wants to join the ride.

For anyone who registered before the 27/06, you can pick up your cycle tops from the Cricket Club between 1 and 3 on Saturday or contact Bob on the WhatsApp group, or get a fellow rider to pick up your top for you please.

We know that an early start will probably mean an early finish but, after the ride, the bar will be open from 11:30am and the BBQ from 12:00 noon (I’m afraid that the bouncy castle has been cancelled due to the heat) so please come and join us. Or even go home, have a cool shower and come back and celebrate.
Please see under for the Strava links again and the link to join the WhatsApp group.

Cheers  Bob Jacob Mick Peter Tom.

http://www.strava.com/routes/2918970434792634348 100k

http://www.strava.com/routes/2919283724099958064  70k

https://chat.whatsapp.com/FB6qpr8k1oT7zkv8D3ooOm



Full details are below in the images shown, there is a virtual ride (9th-16th July) and 2 In Real Life on road rides (17th July - departing 8:00am from the Cricket Ground Earls Barton). The real life rides are shown in the map image below, a short ride of 70km and a longer ride of 101km.
Downloadable GPX and TCX route files are available on the buttons displayed by the map below.
On line entry is only from the direct links below.
Entry fees are £10 for the virtual ride only, or £40 pounds for the on-road rides (until the 24th June) and will include the special custom ride jersey.
There is an entry cut-off date for entry with the jersey of the 24th June, after which the entry will drop to £25 but this will NOT include the special ride jersey.




Main Event page and online booking links.....

         




Garmin maps for both courses by selecting the GPX file format from the linked pages on STRAVA......