Now in its 9th year, the Hampshire Hilly Hundred is one of the senior UK cyclosportives. It remains an event organised by cyclists for cyclists, pure and simple. The course has been refined over consecutive seasons and offers the super challenging HHH route (approx 100 miles), and the still testing HHMIDI (approx 80 miles). The well signed and equally well thought-out course follows roads with amazingly little traffic and leads riders through some superb Hampshire countryside that is at its best in early May.
As you'd expect from its name, there are plenty of hills facing the riders on the HHH but it's not relentless - there are stretches where you can roll a bigger gear, and there are no "cliff face" climbs - though there's a surprise bit of 14% this year. The HHH does catch out those who underestimate it, as it has more total metres of ascent and descent than most UK sportives. If you haven't done suifficient miles over the winter and spring, it will find you out!
We are delighted to be based once more at Sparsholt College, near Winchester, on SUNDAY 11 MAY 2014, with its excellent facilities, including on-site parking close to the Start/Finish, hot refreshments, lounge area, 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.