Start of Summertime

Next Event: 03rd April 2016

Event hashtag: #SSOSS15

Group Start Times:

Group A - 0815
Group B - 0820
Group C - 0825
Group X (210KM late entries) - 0830
Group D - 1030
Group E - 1035
Group F - 1040
Group G - 1045
Group Y (115KM late entries) - 1050
Group K - 1100
Group L - 1105
Group Z (60KM late entries) - 1110

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. These events usually run on the day that the clocks change, but are sometimes pushed back a week due to other events. There are 3 different routes to choose from depending on your preference of distance. Each year we get a huge turn out of riders who join us and have a great time.

We encourage everyone to enter in advance where possible.

Event Information

We have 3 different routes to choose from:

Ride: 60 Kilometers
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Great Hormead, Hare Street, Buntingford and back to Stevenage.
Start time: 11:00 am
Time allowed: 2.5 to 5 hours
Price: 6 (4 members)
Ride: 115 Kilometers
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Newport, Thaxted, Great Hormead, Hare Street and back to Stevenage.
Start time: 10:30 am
Time allowed: 4.5 to 9 hours
Price: 7 (5 members)
Ride: 210 Kilometers
Route: An LRM event from Stevenage to Reed, Thaxted, Finchingfield, Lavenham and back via Cavendish, Thaxted, Great Hormead and Hare Street.
Start time: 08:15 am
Time allowed: Up to 13.5 hours
Price: 8 (6 members)

The above prices are subject to change. Please note that all on-the-line entries will need to pay the non-member entry fee plus a 2 surcharge.


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

Word Download: Entry Form 2015
PDF Download: Entry Form 2015

Route Sheets & Maps

We have all of the routes available for download below. The below route sheets are up to date as of March 2015. Please be aware that these routes are all subject to change.

Word Download: 62 Km Route
Word Download: 115 Km Route
Word Download: 210 Km Route

We also have online copies of our routes provided by Central London CTC. These can also be downloaded as GPX files. Stevenage & North Herts CTC cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy of these maps.

62km Route
115km Route
210km Route

Extra Information

It is impossible for us to organise and run these events without the help of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer to help with the ride then you can. You could even help if you are going to ride but can get to the start a bit earlier.

Word Download: Volunteer form (Word format)

If you would like 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 2015