Countdown to Sunset Series: Off-road

Event Description

This is a cycling challenge ride like no other.

You choose the distance – 25 or 50 miles

Mother Nature has set the finish time, we start the Sunset Countdown timer with five hours to go. You choose your start time to finish before the Sunset Countdown Timer runs out.

Start and finish in Norwich at a location yet to be confirmed and ride along Marriotts Way.

  • Start when you like – The event village will be open from midday
  • Collect your wristband from the mandatory half way point;  Aylsham for the 50 mile option, Whitwell for the 25
  • Beat the clock to arrive back before Sunset – How late dare you wait? Kudos to the rider or team that starts the latest but still gets home by sunset.

One second after the Sunset Countdown timer finishes and you’re out – all that effort wasted.

One second inside the Sunset Countdown timer and you’re a superstar – but did you leave to early before Sunset? How late dare you wait?

Use the Sunset Countdown Round 1 as your benchmark. Leave later in Round 2 and set a new Sunset Countdown Personal Best. More peer group & Strava kudos, better personal satisfaction and that elation of improving your best.
Sometimes the simplest things are the toughest challenges…

Sunset times

Saturday 16 March     18:00

Saturday 5 October    18:23

£15

What is included..?

Quality finisher’s medal – part 1 of a unique interlocking design.

Complementary drink and food at the finish.

No mechanical assistance en-route – so take your own spares. We’ll be on call with a Broomwagon to collect you and your bike if you can’t continue due to medical/mechanical failure.

Lights and spares compulsory.

Route

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28717276

Our usual T&C’s apply. To use Marriotts way, please also:

Be aware of and be courteous and considerate to other users;

  • Event participants, even if racing on foot, do not have priority;
  • On bridleways, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders by law (Section30 Countryside Act 1968);
  • Racing of bikes on a public highway (e.g.bridleway) including ‘against the clock’ or riding recklessly or without due care and attention is a criminal offence. (Roadtraffic Act 1988, sections 66-69).

One second after the Sunset Countdown timer finishes and you’re out – all that effort wasted.

One second inside the Sunset Countdown timer and you’re a superstar – but did you leave to early before Sunset? How late dare you wait?

Use the Sunset Countdown Round 1 as your benchmark. Leave later in Round 2 and set a new Sunset Countdown Personal Best. More peer group & Strava kudos, better personal satisfaction and that elation of improving your best.
Sometimes the simplest things are the toughest challenges…


Routes

Plan your own route


Event Info

Sunset times
Saturday 16 March: 18:00
Saturday 5 Oct: 18:23

  • Start and finish in Norwich at a location yet to be confirmed and ride along Marriotts Way
  • Start when you like – The event village will be open from midday
  • Collect your wristband from the mandatory half way point
  • Beat the clock to arrive back before Sunset - How late dare you wait? Kudos to the rider or team that starts the latest but still gets home by sunset.
  • All routes include drink and food at the finish.
  • No mechanical assistance en-route – so take your own spares. We’ll be on call with a Broomwagon to collect you and your bike if you can’t continue due to medical/mechanical failure

Lights and spares compulsory.

50 mile – Aylsham & back
25 mile – Whitwell & back

Be aware of and be courteous and considerate to other users;

  • Event participants, even if racing on foot, do not have priority;
  • On bridleways, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders by law (Section30 Countryside Act 1968);
  • Racing of bikes on a public highway (e.g.bridleway) including ‘against the clock’ or riding recklessly or without due care and attention is a criminal offence. (Roadtraffic Act 1988, sections 66-69).