Start of Summertime - Sunday 26th March 2017

Welcome to the Stevenage Start of Summertime Specials (SSOSS) event page.

Each year Stevenage and North Herts CTC organises a series of events to celebrate the start of summertime which this year will take place on Sunday 26th March 2017.

This year there are 4 different routes to choose from depending on your preference of distance.

The 160 km (100 mile) is new for 2017 and features in the Cycling UK Summer Challenge Rides Series.

We encourage everyone to enter in advance.

Online entries are now closed however you may still be able to enter on the day.

Event Information

We have 4 different routes to choose from:

Ride: 62 kilometres
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Great Hormead, Hare Street, Buntingford and back to Stevenage.
Start time: 11:00 am
Time allowed: Up to 5 hours
Price: 8 (6 members)
Ride: 115 kilometres
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Newport, Thaxted, Great Hormead, Hare Street and back to Stevenage via Thaxted, Great Hormead and Hare Street.
Start time: 10:30 am
Time allowed: Up to 9 hours
Price: 8 (6 members)
Ride: 160 kilometres (100 miles)
Route: Stevenage to Reed, Newport, Thaxted, Finchingfield, Toppesfield, New England and back to Stevenage via Thaxted, Great Hormead and Hare Street.
Start time: 09:00 am
Time allowed: Up to 11 hours
Price: 10 (8 members)
Ride: 210 kilometres
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Thaxted, Cavendish, Lavenham and back to Stevenage via Finchingfield, Thaxted, Great Hormead and Hare Street.
Start time: 08:15 am
Time allowed: Up to 13 hours
Price: 10 (8 members)

Please note that all on the day entries will be 10 and subject to availability.

Entries

You can make online entries using the link. The online system closed on 20 March however you can still enter on the day.

If you would like to make a postal entry then you can download and print the entry form. Details of who to send it to and what to include is all on the form.

PDF Download: Entry Form 2017

Route Sheets & Maps

Below you will find the current route sheets for 2017. These have been emailed to all registered entrants on Tuesday 19 March - hard copies will be available on the day.

Word Download: 62 km Route
PDF Download: 62 km Route
Word Download: 110 km Route
PDF Download: 110 km Route
Word Download: 160 km Route
PDF Download: 160 km Route
Word Download: 200 km Route
PDF Download: 200 km Route

Central London CTC have provided the following copies of these routes. These were updated for the 2017 events.

All entrants will be notified by email when updates for 2017 have been posted.

62km Route
115km Route
160km Route
210km Route

Extra Information

To ensure that these events run successfully we rely on the support of volunteers on the day. If you, or any of your family or friends are able to give some time in this way, please email cyclingukstevenage@gmail.com or speak to Jill or Jim Borcherds. As plenty of helpers are needed at the start and finish, a commitment to help at these times is welcomed from individuals who are actually riding one of the events but who can arrive early or stay once their own ride is complete.

If you are able to help us advertise our event then please download the poster in the link below and put it up where people will be able to see it.

PDF Download: Poster 2017