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The 2019 edition of the Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 rides will again be running on Sunday July 14th.

The start times have been revised from last year.

The Devils Punchbowl 100 Starting at 09:00 from Steyning, West Sussex on Sunday July 14th 2019

Entry Form http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-576/

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 08:00 from Steyning, West Sussex on Sunday July 14th 2019

Entry Form http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/19-575/

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 14th 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 12:23:30 pm »
Entries now being taken

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 12:45:33 pm »
Final recce / route checking of the Devils Punchbowl 200 now completed and a number of amendments have been made to the route sheet / GPS.

These have been uploaded to the AUK Calendar page and will also be sent out the any who have already entered.

Entries close on Thursday July 11th 2019 or sooner if full.

The new AUK website URL for this event is https://www.audax.uk/event-details?eventId=7197

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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 09:38:48 pm »
Hoping logistics work out to ride this :)
Regards,

Joergen

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 06:54:06 am »
I'm in for the 200. See you there.
Reine de la Fauche


Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 12:05:16 pm »
JBB

Entry received

See you on the 14th

Anton

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 02:42:58 pm »
DPB100
Thanks to Richard Phipps the route check / recce of the DPB100 was completed this weekend and nothing to report.

DPB100 and DPB200
Looks like the ride is happening on the same weekend of the Wiston Steam Rally so the A283 after leaving Steyning could see more cars than normally expected

Reminder that entries close after this Thursday

Anton

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 11:47:44 am »
See you for the 100, Anton. Looking forward to it.

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 02:36:46 pm »
See you for the 100, Anton. Looking forward to it.

See you on Sunday.

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 02:48:17 pm »
Reminder that entries to these two rides close after this evening

Anton

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 08:39:01 pm »
Thanks again Anton, Chris and Richard. Great day out!

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 10:38:03 pm »
Have to agree with grimpeur de sudocrem
Great day out.
Thanks Anton, Chris and Richard

Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2019, 02:04:59 pm »
Well that was a ride of two parts. Ive had a very busy week so a bit sleep deprived and felt all at sixes and sevens for a while; especially when I had a deflation during the unexpected rain. After arriving at Thursley and filling up on food I set off and finally found my legs again going significantly faster for the second half. Bonus was talking my way past the roadworks where they were working on the collapsed sewer! :facepalm:

I really cant understand why Anton doesn't get more entries. This is a loveley route picking its way through a faily heavily populated part of the world. Not much on busy roads and some really beautifull lanes. A bit lumpy but no killer hills. Excellent catering courtesy of Chris and Shirley and instant validation thanks to Mr Phipps, I think the nearest railway station is Hassocks?

I'll be back!
Reine de la Fauche


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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2019, 02:50:50 pm »
I'm sure all that is true but you wouldn't know it from the event description. (It was also the same weekend as the Orbital / Seashore which might be 'competing' for the same riders locally?)
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Re: The Devils Punchbowl 100 and 200 Rides - Sunday July 14th 2019
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2019, 03:21:20 pm »
I'm sure all that is true but you wouldn't know it from the event description. (It was also the same weekend as the Orbital / Seashore which might be 'competing' for the same riders locally?)

I was on the SeaShore, didn't see anyone I'd describe as a "regular" on events in that area (or even local) among the 41 brevet cards (I do organise other events in Mid / East Sussex). There were a few on the 300 who might have done Anton's 200.

I think Anton's events are usually well attended, I generally find it impossible to get to anywhere South of the Thames by train for an 0800 start on a Sunday due to the sparse service so don't know if that's a factor. Although I don't think anyone on the SeaShore came on the train.