NEWS UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED! Due to low numbers entering the club has had to make the decision to cancel this years Spring Classic. All riders entered have been refunded in full.

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 15th May 2022 sees the 7th 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.


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.

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.

Refunds and Transfers

If this event is cancelled or postponed due to adverse weather or coronavirus all entries will be honored and moved to the next available event date.