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Velo South - West Sussex 23/09/2018 (Closed Road 100)

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by kingrollo, 9 Feb 2018.

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  1. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    "Taking place on Sunday September 23rd 2018, Vélo South is a major new 100 mile fully closed road sportive for the UK.

    Starting and finishing on the iconic Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, the route will take 15,000 riders on a truly unforgettable journey through the stunning West Sussex countryside and the magnificent rolling hills of the South Downs."

    I did Velo Birmingham last year, which was a totally amazing day. The cost of the above event won't leave much change out of £100 - However if your local to this area I wouldn't miss this whatever the cost.
     
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  2. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Just had the email for this event so I have pre-registered.

    +/- £100 is mentioned above. Is this the suggested entry fee or an estimate of total cost including travel to the event etc.?
     
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    kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    Well Velo birmingham was £75 entrance fee and sold out within 48 hours - so i would guess its just the entrance fee.
     
  4. PaulSB

    PaulSB Guru

    Thanks. Big price but having a very small involvement in a local Elite Series race I’m well aware of the policing costs for a rolling road closure.
     
  5. It’s a good route.
     
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    Do it while you can. I'll wager it won't get run a second time. We hate cyclists in West Sussex. And we hate road closures even more.
     
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    kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    That was my approach to the Birmingham velo. I never expected a 2nd edition so made sure I did the first. ......Only problem it was so damn good !!!!

    Actually if CSM hawk closed road velo's from location to location doing 1 year in each - to me it would be a matter of time - before a national ban (or legislation that takes the decision away from local councillors) is introduced.
     
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  8. Mehhhhhhhhhhh
     
  9. It’s happening as we speak. The first step is an attempt to ban cycles from DCs, that’s almost at the parliamentary stage already, it’s a short hop skip and a jump to banning large cycling events. I hate this country’s anti cycling sentiment.