Now into its 11th consecutive year, the Hampshire Hilly Hundred is one of the senior UK sportives. It remains independent - an event organised by cyclists for cyclists, pure and simple. There is the challenging SUPERMAX route (approx 100 miles) and a shorter version, the still-testing MIDI (approx 75 miles). The well signed and equally well planned course seeks out roads with very light traffic, exploring some beautiful and varied Hampshire countryside passing over downs, woodland and picturesque villages.
As you'd expect from its name, there are plenty of hills in the HHH but it's not relentless - there are stretches where you can roll a bigger gear, and there are no "cliff face" climbs either - though you will need your lowest gears on some. The HHH certainly catches out those who underestimate it, with more total metres of ascent than most UK sportives. If you haven't ridden enough miles over the winter and spring, it will find you out!
We start once more at Sparsholt College, near Winchester, on SUNDAY 8 MAY 2016, Its excellent facilities include on-site parking close to the Start/Finish, cafe, showers and changing rooms. We provide Third Party event insurance, medic responders and first-aid, full route signage, printed route directions, feed stations, and all the usual sportive support, plus post-ride massage and physio advice.