NEWS UPDATE: Due to the ongoing pandemic the Spring Classic has re-scheduled to Sunday 23rd May 2021 and British Cycling have given us the go-ahead in their latest “Return to Activity” bulletin dated 09th March 2021. While restrictions are always subject to change, we are pressing forward with our plans at this time.
The Spring Classics – Liege-Bastonne-Liege, Paris-Roubaix – are for the hard men of the peloton, testing physical, mental and mechanical resilience. The pro riders spend their winters targeting these legendary races, generally acknowledged as being an early indication of a riders form, but you don’t have to go to Belgium to do that
Sunday 23rd May 2021 sees the fifth edition of The BHCC Spring Classic. This early season leg warmer starts at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux and rolls out into the Sussex Weald and the Ashdown Forest, through 62 miles of undulating country lanes with very little traffic, challenging you to take on some of the finest climbs that East Sussex has to offer.
The organiser has decided on a minimum age limit of 16 years, all riders under 18 year of age must be accompanied by an adult at all time and the British Cycling Parental Consent form must be completed and handed to the registration team on the day.
Entries will close Friday 15th May 2021 at 23:55hrs
ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY DUE TO POSTAL REGISTRATION
Info for Riders
This year we will be sending all rider numbers and chips via post, this will limit any contact. Please just give your number to one of the start line marshals who will register you on the timing system. We are not planning to take any entries on the day.
The site opens at 07:00am at the Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux castle, Wartling road, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN – Parking on the field outside the Science Centre, follow directions of the marshals. Please note that if the ground is wet, we will need to use the hard standing car parks, if this is the case please park carefully and courteously.
Start Times: The long route rider waves will be starting at 08:30am and the short route rider waves at 08:45am. Please note that registration closes at 08:45am.
Time Cut Off: The timing system cut off is 15:00pm (giving you 6 hours) any riders finishing after that will be listed as DNF. There will be Beachy Head CC sweep team following up behind and a broom wagon behind them clearing the route markers.
Long Route – Eridge Village Hall, Old Eridge Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Eridge, Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JF
Short Route – Broad Oak Village Hall, Heathfield TN21 8SS
Food & Drink: We will have caterers at the Science Centre serving all day. Coffee & Breakfast available from 06:30am.
Emergency’s: If you need assistance while out on the course please, make sure you know where you are using your smart phone or asking a local before you contact the HQ on 07816 459168, if you require medical assistance on the course that requires hospital treatment please call an ambulance before contacting HQ.
Refunds and Transfers
Refunds are given at the discretion of the organiser. Refunds are not available for early bird entries.