The Devils Punchbowl 100


112km cycling event starting from The Steyning Centre, Steyning, W Sussex. Controls at Thursley and Steyning.

A 112km event, starting and finishing in Steyning, West Sussex.

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Having always worried that we would get washed out using the side of the old A3 near Thursley, I only discovered last week while route checking that there is a village hall and have never noticed it  after years of cycling through. Since the hire rate is very reasonable, I intend moving the roadside control to the hall. This year I will not be doing any hot food but will consider for 2023.


There will be a feed at the Thursley Control, plus on your return to the Steyning Centre. All food is included in the price and includes the expected hot or cold drinks, sandwiches, my wife's homemade cakes, rice pudding and peaches.

Final Welcome Letter, Route sheet and GPX track will be available the week before the event following final checking.

A ride to the Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead followed by a feed control near Thursley.

Stage 1 (55k) Initially leaving Steyning on the A283 towards Storrington, before crossing the A24 to get onto minor roads / country lanes through Thakeham and Adversane. After Adversane there is a short stretch on the A272 before we are back on minor roads / country lanes through Loxwood, Plaistow and Gospel Green, before arriving in Haslemere. Here we are back on a main road before turning off on a country lane towards the climb at Glenlea and Hindhead. After Hindhead we are on the QUIET LANE (no cars) around the Devils Punchbowl to the Thursley Control. Please note that there are no toilets at the Thursley control, but there are behind the NT Café at the entrance to the Devils Punchbowl.

Stage 2 (56k) An amendment to the 2019 route to avoid the climb back towards the Devils Punchbowl. Instead, we head on a single-track lane through Bowlhead Green to join the original route through Brook, Sandhill and Chiddingfold, before minor roads through Plaistow, Kirdford and Wisborough Green. A slightly longer stretch on the A272 returns us to the minor roads through Adversane, Ashington and Wiston. From Wiston I’ve decided to use Spithandle Lane which although slightly longer, avoids the busy Sunday afternoon traffic on the A283 before our Arrivee in Steyning and final feed.

Event Date and Location

100 km (112 km) in 7h28
09:00 to finish by 16:28
Starting from:
The Steyning Centre, Steyning, W Sussex

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Event Information

15-30 km/h
Anton Brown
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Anton Brown

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Food and/or drink may be available en route
Food and/or drink may be available en route
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start

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The Devils Punchbowl 100

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