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The Devils Punchbowl 100 Starting at 09:30 from Steyning, West Sussex on Sunday July 15th 2018

Entry Form http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-576/

A ride to the Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead followed by a feed control near Thursley.
Entry fee covers food at start, control and finish. No Info Controls. No entries on the line.

Stage 1 (55k) Initially leaving Steyning on the A283 towards Storrington, before crossing the A24 to get onto quieter minor roads / country lanes through Thakeham and Adversane.
After Adversane there is a short stretch on the A272 before we are back on minor roads / country lanes through Loxwood, Plaistow and Gospel Green, before arriving in Haslemere.
Here we are back on a main road before turning off on a country lane towards the climb at Glenlea and Hindhead.
After Hindhead we are on the QUITE LANE (no cars) around the Devils Punchbowl to the Thursley Control.

Stage 2 (55k) Retracing back (uphill) from the Thursley Control we remain on country lanes through Brook, Sandhill and Chiddingfold, before minor roads through Plaistow, Kirdford and Wisborough Green.
A slightly longer stretch on the A272 returns us to the minor roads through Adversane, Ashington and Wiston.
After Wiston we have a 3 km stretch on the A283 back to Steyning or alternatively a slightly longer return via country lanes.

The Devils Punchbowl 200 Starting at 07:30 from Steyning, West Sussex on Sunday July 15th 2018

Entry Form http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-575/

An extended ride to the Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead, amended from 2017 to avoid the final loop between Steyning and Horsham.
Entry fee covers food at start, manned control and the finish. No entries on the line.

Still avoids Glenlea and includes a feed near Thursley, but now passing through; Cocking, South Harting, Petersfield, Thursleys, Farnham, Cranleigh, Pease Pottage, Haywards Heath, Streat near Plumpton, Ditching, Hurstpeirpoint, Fulking, Upper Beeding returning to Steyning.

Stage 1 (58k) Initially leaving Steyning on the A283 through Storrington and towards Petworth, before crossing onto quieter minor roads / country lanes through Greatham and Coldwaltham. After crossing the A29 we remain on minor roads / country lanes towards Selham and Graffham, before joining the A286 to Cocking (INFO). After Cocking we take the country lanes along the base of the South Downs though Didling, Treyford, Elstead, South Harding before controlling in Petersfield.

Stage 2 (27k) After Petersfield we travel on the old A3 towards the South of Liphook, before rejoining the 2017 route at Hammer Vale. Still no Glenlea for the 200, and having passed under the A3, we ride on the new road alongside the A3 into and beyond Hindhead. After Hindhead we are on the QUITE LANE (no cars) around the Devils Punchbowl to the Thursley Control.

Stage 3 (69k) From the Thursley control, a slight detour to Farnham (INFO) in order to get the KM's, before rejoining the 2017 route through Elstead, Milford, Cranleigh, Ewhurst, Rusper (INFO), Faygate and Colgate, before arriving at Pease Pottage to the South of Crawley, and a Services Station control.

Stage 4 (53k) From Pease Pottage we now head South through Handcross, Staplefield, Cuckfield into Haywards Heath. On leaving Haywards Heath we are shortly on Slugwash Lane heading towards Wivelsfield Green, before taking Hundred Acre Lane and Street Lane to our final INFO near Plumpton. We now turn West and pass through Westmeston, Ditching, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint before turning South towards Fulking and Upper Beeding before our Arrivee in Steyning.

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 05:06:21 pm »
Route checking of both the 100 and 200 should be completed this Spring Bank holiday weekend and any changes to routesheets / GPX will be uploaded to AUK site

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 09:35:10 am »
I reckon I'll sign up for this.... 

Good call on dropping the bonus return to Horsham - arriving back at the finish - only to have to do a 50k loop back via Tesco Horsham to buy a banana was a bit soul destroying  :)

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 09:48:16 pm »
DPB 200
The routes sheet and gps (one file per stage) have been updated on the AUX Events pages following this weekends successful check. At least I managed the whole ride with both pedals attached......

I'll plan a final check nearer the date



Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 09:58:08 pm »
I reckon I'll sign up for this.... 

Good call on dropping the bonus return to Horsham - arriving back at the finish - only to have to do a 50k loop back via Tesco Horsham to buy a banana was a bit soul destroying  :)

Tell me. Doing the route check one year in pouring rain while climbing back up Kerves Lane was certainly soul destroying. 

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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 10:45:00 pm »
Probably up for this.  Lots of favourite roads in this.  Nice way to round out my SR series, which for some odd reason is missing a 200.
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