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INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions for the Charnwood Primavera -  Sunday May 28th 2017 – sponsored by Impsport

Venue: Nottingham University, Sports Centre, College Road, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Notts LE12 5RA

Parking: PLEASE NOTE - There is no event parking at the sports centre. All parking is in the main car park on the opposite side of the road from the event HQ as the picture below. Please do not try to park at the sports centre. Please note also that the car park is one way as illustrated, so do not try to exit the same way you entered.

 

All routes for download can be found at http://www.itpevents.co.uk/event/charnwood-primavera      

 

Route names and signage – please make sure you know which route you are riding.

94 miles – LONG ROUTE

76 miles – MEDIUM ROUTE

58 miles – SHORT ROUTE

All event arrows are red on a white A3 background


 

Signing on times and process:

Registration is in the Dance Studio (no dancing) which is on the first floor of the Sports Centre. Please follow the sign posts on the day.

Long and Medium route riders - Riders sign on 0730 onwards, ride starts 0800 - 0820. If you are a steadier rider please start early.

Short route riders - Sign on 0800 onwards and ride start 0820 to 0840

The start closes at 0845

 

You will be given the following

Your event number. Please note that this has the mobile number of the organisers on the reverse should you need mechanical assistance.   

Timing Chip WHICH MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF YOUR HELMET
Event Guide which includes the maps you need to supplement the signs. Please read this and take it with you on the ride. Please be prepared to use it if you are unsure of the route for any reason. If you think there are any missing signs please call the organiser immediately.
Cable ties to attach your number to your bike.
Energy gels

 

Start Finish Area

The starting area is at the University Sports Centre exit to College Road. Please be aware that this is also the entrance for people using the University Sports Centre and as such there may be cars accessing the site as riders start. This will be very occasional due to the early start and the event being on a Sunday but we cannot assume there will be no traffic.

Route Splits

22 miles just after Hicks Lodge – Long and Medium right for Donisthorpe, Short left for Ashby de la Zouch

40.5 miles Long and Medium route only – Long right into Measham for Swepstone, Medium left towards Packington.

Feedstations

The feedstations are all based at village halls with toilet facilities available. Please use these, rather than going in public.

Rosliston – Long and Medium only – 30 miles

Swannington – Medium (47 miles) and Short (29 miles)

Bagworth – Long route only – 66 miles  

Helmets

For insurance purposes helmets are mandatory. Any rider involved in an accident whilst not wearing a helmet will be deemed to be not part of the event.

Litter

PLEASE TO NOT DROP GEL/FOOD WRAPPERS ON THE ROAD. PUT THEM BACK IN YOUR POCKET TO DISPOSE OF THEM AT FEEDSTATIONS.

Emergency and Organiser Contact

Please put the following numbers in your phone before you start your ride.

Ian Penrose    

07881 632552

07535 059356

If there is a genuine emergency on the road please ring the emergency services first and then the event organisers. 


Navigation

The route is fully signed with A3 signs with a red arrow on a white background. An example will be at the start. You will also be given a route map. If you find yourself off course please use your map or ring the organiser, who will try to talk you back onto the route. Please do this as soon as you suspect you are lost, not ten miles later. Please ensure you use your map or other independent means of navigation, as sadly tampering with signs is almost a certainty over such a large area and with such a large number of signs.

If it becomes obvious that signs have been tampered with anywhere on the route, please contact the organiser or report it to other event staff immediately so this can be remedied.   


Finishing

The finish is at the Sutton Bonington Sports Centre where you started. A sandwich buffet will be provided at the end of the ride.

Please visit the Impsport stand where you will be given your event medal.

Ride Responsibly

Please obey the event staff.  You ride under your own responsibility and must ride with due care and attention at all times so as not to endanger your personal safety as well as others. You must follow the normal rules of the road at all times and be considerate and reasonable towards other road users. This is not a closed road event or a race. It is your responsibility to ensure your bicycle is well maintained and road worthy. Tri-bars - these are allowed, as they are road legal, however the organiser recommends that you do not use these when riding close to other riders. Also, some descents are steep and the road condition poor in places, so please be careful when choosing to ride on tri-bars.

HORSES: HORSE OWNERSHIP IS HIGH IN THIS AREA. Please be considerate and make any horses aware of your presence when approaching them. Take a minute to look at the guidance on the link below.  

http://www.bhs.org.uk/~/media/BHS/Files/PDF%20Documents/Safety%20leaflets/Cycling%20Guidance%20leaflet.ashx

 

Hospitals - The nearest A & E Hospitals are depending on where you are on the route.

Leicester Royal Infirmary,

Infirmary Square,

Leicester 

LE1 5WW

Phone: 0300 303 1573

 

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
QMC campus
Derby Road
Nottingham
NG7 2UH
Main switchboard 0115 924 9924