Sunday 9th April 2017
Chancellors School: Pine Grove, Hatfield, United Kingdom
The Herts Easter Hunt is set to take place on April the 19th 2015 and could possibly be the best timed sportive of the year. You’ll be able to have an extra Easter Egg!
Registration opens at 7.30am with riders starting from 8.00am – at the great event HQ of Chancellors School on the Easter Sunday, live this indulgent time of year guilt free, knowing that you’ll be clocking up the miles, and burning off those extra calories.
You have the choice of a 98, 65 or 33 mile course. Hertfordshire’s famed changes in elevation will certainly keep you on your toes no matter what route you choose.
The medium and long routes follow spectacular countryside, through villages such as Dane End, Ardeley, Gravely and St Pauls Walden before the Long split heads out West towards Whipsnade Zoo (not quite making it to see the wallabies) and returning to meet the medium route via Studham and Harpenden. The medium and Long then have 18 miles to go at this feed stop, where they will head through Burnham Green, Tewin and then finally up through Essenden (and the hill) back to the event HQ where you can enjoy some home made food and chat about the great Easter Sunday you have had.
Event Headquarters Chancellor’s School
Herts, AL9 7BN
The HQ is minutes away from the M25 Junction 24 or for those on Public Transport Potters Bar station is very close with regular trains from London.
The event HQ will open at 7.30am for registration.
Sign on and collect your pack which will include your timing chip, number and map.
Get your free energy product.
Head to the start line where you will be given a briefing on the route and signs to look out for.
Toilets and changing room facilities are available. Start Time – 98m & 65m Routes: The event will start at 8.00am for the long and medium routes
Riders must be on the road by 9.00am
Appox 40 riders will go off with 2 minute intervals between each group. Start Time – 33m Route: The start time will be between 8.30am and 10.00am for the short route.
Riders on the short route must be on the road by 10am.
There is a mechanic and drink stops on route where you can refill your bottles and tuck into some food to keep you going. You should however bring spare food and drink as the route is rural and may not be near shops.
We do our best to try and make sure your ride on the road runs as smoothly as possible by marking the roads clearly. If you find you have not seen a marker for a while, stop and consult your map, ask someone, or find a landmark and give us a call using the number provided on the day.
Once you complete the ride, make sure you report back to one of our team at the finish line and hand back the timing chip. We’ll make sure your time is recorded. If you do not report back, you may be presumed lost and emergency services may be called.
Wearing a helmet is compulsory. Failing to do so will result in refused entry.
1 The Cottages, Hertfordshire
Phone: +44 7973 667038