Start of Summertime

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 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: 6 (4 members)
Ride: 110 Kilometres
Route: From Stevenage to Reed, Newport, Thaxted, Great Hormead, Hare Street and back to Stevenage.
Start time: 10:30 am
Time allowed: Up to 9 hours
Price: 7 (5 members)
Ride: 200 Kilometres
Route: A BRM 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 hours
Price: 8 (6 members)

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

Entries

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 2016
Word Download: Entry Form 2016 (for MS Word 2003 or earlier)
PDF Download: Entry Form 2016

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. Please note that these are for the 2015 event and may be updated for 2016.

An error has been found on the 200 and 110KM routes after going to print. Amendments will be provided on the day but will ready as follows.
Prior to the control at the Meads Pavilion.

After passing through FURNEAUX PELHAM and LITTLE HORMEAD. At T RIGHT (sp Great Hormead). At T LEFT through GREAT HORMEAD. IMM after small bridge, LEFT to control at Meads Pavilion.
Word Download: 60KM Route
PDF Download: 60KM Route
Word Download: 110KM Route
PDF Download: 110KM Route
Word Download: 200KM Route
PDF Download: 200KM Route

Central London CTC have provided the following copies of these routes. These were updated for the 2014 and 2015 events.

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

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 2016