Now about to celebrate its 10th 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. The course is never quite the same but always offers the super challenging HHH route (approx 100 miles), and the testing HHMIDI (approx 75 miles). The well signed and equally well thought-out course seeks out roads with few cars 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 you will need your botton gear on a few. 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 10 MAY 2015, 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.