Medway Marvellous 100

Description

103km cycling event starting from Higham Memorial Hall,ME3 7JL. Controls at Speedgate Cafe and Higham Memorial Hall., plus 2 information controls.

The third running of this event which follows the River Medway, riding through some of the finest scenery in Kent. Catering at the start and finish.

The event will start at Higham Memorial Hall This is about 30 miles East of London and is very close to the A2. The nearest station is Higham. The Ride starts in the village of Higham and heads out on on the Hoo Peninsular following the popular Heron Trail cycle route and passing the historic St James Church made famous in the opening scene of Great Expectations. it is worth stopping briefly to view the Graveyard: '....five little stone lozenges each about a foot and a half long which were arranged in a neat row ... and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine....' The North Kent Marshes are one of the most important natural wetlands in Europe and riders are likely to see a variety of different birdlife whilst enjoying stunning panoramic views of the Thames and Medway estuaries. After heading back into Higham the ride enters the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gets a lot hillier, but also much more wooded. A control at the popular Speedgate Riding Cafe provides ample opportunity for refreshments. Riders then ascend the North Downs passing the world famous Brand’s Hatch motor racing circuit. At the top of Speedgate Hill it is worth taking the time to enjoy the fabulous views over the Weald of Kent. A fast and steep descent leads to the delightful villages of Ightham and Basted and a control at Gover Hill Woods. The next stop on the ride is Aylesford, where the ride crosses the Medway again on the old bridge, which is only open to cyclists and pedestrians. The final section follows the Medway through the villages of Eccles and Burham before crossing the river again next to the M2. In the distance riders can see Rochester Castle and Cathedral and the Isle of Grain. A final climb through the outskirts of Strood takes riders past Gads Hill Place, Dickens country home, where he wrote many of his most famous books, back to the finish at Higham.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
100 km (103 km) in 6h52
Time:
09:00 to finish by 15:52
Starting from:
Higham Memorial Hall,ME3 7JL
Fee:
£9.00 (£8.00 when paying with PayPal)
Closing Date:
Entries should arrive at least 2 weeks before the event
Please Note:
This is an updated event - these details have changed in some significant way, relative to previously published information

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
15-30 km/h
Climb:
1220m
AAA:
0
Category:
BP
Body:
San Fairy Ann CC
Audax Points:
0
Event No:
20-440

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Tim Decker
Email:
medway.marvellous@gmail.com
Phone:
n/a
Website:

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GPS:
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Facilities

GPS files available from organiser
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Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Secur(ish) luggage storage at start
Parking at start
Parking at start

Event Weather Information

Start Location

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Route Map

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