On the day

The map shows you where the HQ is at Ditchling Recreation Ground, Lewes Road, Ditchling (BN6 8TY). It’s a cricket pavilion. Puncheur HQ signs will help guide you in when you are near on the day.

Detailed notes on what to expect can be found here: Rider briefing notes with route update 21st March 2024.Read about parking options, how registration works, cut-off times, timing chips etc.

Very topline info below, but defo check out the briefing notes from the link above.

Registration will open at 7.20 ish and close by 9.00am. Once parked or if you ride here, come inside the Pavilion and sign on and get gorgeous White Cloud coffee – no charge. You will be given a timing chip which we will activate before you start. The chip then needs to be beeped by the timing consoles at the start, to set the clock running, and again at the end to register your final time.

The Start

Riders will be set off as and when they are ready. You can ride alone or in groups – whatever suits you. First riders out will be at 7.30 ish. Make sure you set off in time to beat the cut-off times at the feedstation and finish line (see in red below).

There will be orange arrow signs the whole way round.

Feedstation – sponsored by Infinity Foods, Brighton

The Feedstation is located at 33 miles. Cut-off time is 11:45. It will have water, energy drink, and sumptuous food from Infinity Foods.

The Finish (cut-off time 2:30)

On reaching the finish back in Ditchling, look out for the marshalls holding the timing consuls. They will register your timing chip and you will immediately receive your finishing time when you hand your chip in.

Back at HQ

Stow your bike then come and get a free cup of tea or coffee and a bowl of pasta (also no charge).

The bar will be open! (non-alcohol beers also available). Catch-up with the other riders…