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 18th April 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 16th April 2021 at 23:59hrs

On the day entries will be £40.00 for either route.

Info for Riders

Registration 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 riders will be starting at 08:30am and the short route riders at 08:45am. Please note that registration closes at 08:45am, No entries will be taken after this time.

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.

Feed Stations

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.

The Long Route 100k Download Here

The Short Route 66k Download Here

Refunds and Transfers

No changes after 23:59 on Sunday 4th April 2021, this does not count for early bird entries, they are non-transferable.

Refunds are given at the discretion of the organiser. Refunds are not available for early bird entries.