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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.
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 167 (metric) 511 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2018, 11:23:44 am »
Definitely doing the 100 again this year. thanks Anton, entry inbound this weekend

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2018, 06:23:00 pm »
DPB100 Route Check Completed and slightly amended Route Sheet uploaded to AUK Event Page along with a more accurate GPX Track.

Events Page http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/18-576/

Reminder that Entries close July 8th 2018

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 06:23:48 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.

I look forward to your entry

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 06:24:01 pm »
Definitely doing the 100 again this year. thanks Anton, entry inbound this weekend

I look forward to your entry

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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2018, 07:36:42 pm »
I’m in.  Plan to ride to the start from Selsey and back to Basingstoke afterwards for some extra value.  Will be the first event on the new Enigma machine
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 167 (metric) 511 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2018, 05:45:59 pm »
A quick reminder that entries for these rides will be closed after July 8th

Also a final route check of the 200 will be undertaken July 7th

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2018, 03:46:10 pm »
The highways agency have finally completely resurfaced the A272 potholed minefield that is by the Slugwash Lane turning. 

Now totally smooth, but cannot say the same for later sections of Slugwash Lane itself.  Maybe my numerous “Fill That Hole” reports will be actioned before the riders arrive on the DPB 200?

Anton

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 07:03:51 am »
I notice above you've amended the route sheet Anton, has the route (gpx) changed?

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 02:03:16 pm »
I notice above you've amended the route sheet Anton, has the route (gpx) changed?

There have been slight changes to routesheets and GPX as following

1) DPB 100 changed on 23/06/2018 to have better intermediate distances and for GPX to remove the 'shortcut' when the road not straight!
2) DPB 200 changed on 13/06/2018 to have better intermediate distances and for the GPX based on actual ride and not via a planning tool. This weekend I'll be doing the DPB 200 final routecheck.

AJB

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2018, 02:20:46 pm »
thank you for that, I'll update mine accordingly!

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 01:31:52 pm »
DPB200

Based on the final route check of the DPB200 yesterday (07/07/2018) amended versions of the Welcome Letter, Route Sheet and GPX track have been uploaded to the AUK Calendar Entry website

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

Closing date for entries changed to Wednesday July 11th 2018

AJB

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2018, 02:09:16 pm »
DPB100

Amended versions of the Welcome Letter, Route Sheet and GPX track have been uploaded to the AUK Calendar Entry website

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

Closing date for entries changed to Wednesday July 11th 2018

AJB

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2018, 02:50:45 pm »
I found my mislaid cycling mojo on the 100 last year and am looking forward to this immensely. Nice to meet Anton in Lindfield with The Fridays on the B'ton ride too.

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 11:28:06 am »
Glad last years ride helped

See you and all other riders tomorrow.

Anton


Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 08:47:50 am »
That was huge, if rather hot, fun. Thank you. Nice route, very few nobbers in cars - yes YOU in the Porsche Cayenne - even on the A272, the % markers on the card came in handy I'm sure, and a good first lunch - second lunch at Kirdford. Lost way too much time on the last third but nice going the "wrong way" for me down Spithandle.

If I'm spared I'll target the 200 next year.

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2018, 01:48:25 pm »
Thank you Anton, for a lovely route, unfailing cheerfulness and great cakes and provisions ! The tea, in particular, was very much needed in the rather un-audax like weather.
I was shepherding an Audax-virgin on the route, and he thought it all great fun.
Will look to come back next year for the 200 !
Alistair (pieeater) Dulwich Paragon

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2018, 03:43:15 pm »
Another “thank you” to Anton and team.
I enjoyed the route, especially now the extra Horsham loop has been removed.
A special mention for Paul and Ian who assisted in this being my fastest 200, despite the rather warm conditions.
I’ll be looking out for your rides later in the year.

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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2018, 08:45:47 pm »
Very nice day out, thanks to Anton & Chris.  Rolled over from Selsey in the morning, walked into the Steyning Centre to see things laid out for a time trial.  (Brought back memories of a hill climb up Steyning Bostal where my big worry was being caught by Pete Tadros, my two minute man).  I failed to do well either at the hill climb or the accompanying unofficial gurning championships recorded by the photographer at the quarry, the steepest section).

Set off briskly but I prefer to take a bit of time at controls, especially in the heat, as it helps me to take on enough liquid and salty food.  Towed someone steadily along the old A3 and across the Hammer Bottom and most of the way over the Devil's Punchbowl, where five of us grouped together just as Anton arrived.  Slowed down after that, primarily to avoid getting too hot.  The 50km I'd done before the start began to kick in.  From my days of Mesh Permanents I remembered that there was a One Stop just before the rail bridge in Cranleigh so I stopped for crisps and and to top up water bottles.  I shopped without my glasses and bought fizzy water by mistake.  Had to drink it on the way as otherwise I would have got dehydrated, but predictably it gave me some heartburn.

Was quite happy to reach Pease Pottage and have a large tea and realised that was what I had been missing.  Left much happier, with full water bottles, and a chicken and chorizo pastie inside me.   The sea breeze kicked in and took the edge of the temperatures, but I still managed to get through two litres of water on the last stage. 

Anton had set up camp in the shade of a tree so was quite happy to sit and chat for an hour, before heading back to Selsey.  This was hard work, not the least of which was the constant stream of traffic escaping the Festival of Speed.  Reached Selsey with 300km in the legs.  It was the first big ride on my new Engima Etape, which handled very well.  I don't usually do 200s at this time of year, as it's normally tied up with family commitments or longer goals, but this was a really pleasant day out.
Eddington Numbers 122 (imperial), 167 (metric) 511 (furlongs)  110 (nautical miles)

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 15th 2018
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 10:25:10 pm »
Thanks Anton. A beautiful 200k route. For me the hot weather made it a challenge. It must have been really hard work for you, Chris and Richard, particularly catering for us in the heat at Thursley, but it was much appreciated. I hope to be back again if you run it next year.