Beast to the East Sportive

Southampton, Hampshire

New Rd, Swanmore, Southampton SO32 2PF, UK

Sun 21st May 2023

Starting at 08:00

4 races

£24.00 - £39.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR YOU:

- Races will be started in small waves to avoid congestion at the start. All races are chip timed so staggered starts can be achieved fairly.

- Race briefing will be online for competitors to read in the run up to the race.

- Sanitiser will be available at aid stations, the start/finish area and in the portaloos.

- Aid stations will have wrapped nutrition which can be picked up quickly. You will be required to bring your own cup/bottle to fill up at the aid stations.

- Anyone displaying symptoms will be asked not to attend.


WHAT WE ASK YOU TO DO:

- If you display any of the following symptoms in the 2 weeks prior to your event, please do not attend:

High temperature/ New or continuous cough/ Loss or change in taste/smell


- Please do not turn up more than half an hour before your race start time so we don’t have competitors from multiple race distances in the start area.

- Maintain social distancing whenever possible.

- Ensure you have a cup/bottle to refill at aid stations.

- Move quickly through the aid stations or stand off to the side if respite needed.

- Sanitise hands before and after using toilets.


NOTHING IN LIFE HAS ZERO RISK BUT………..

Outdoor events such as this one in the fresh air are low risk, especially when taking practical, sensible precautions!

C-19 PLAN
BigFeat Events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

The ‘Beast to the East’ is a spectacular yet challenging sportive across the Meon Valley

Beautiful, scenic and challenging sportive across the Meon Valley towards Glorious Goodwood. 28, 57, 82 and 100 miles, fully marked and marshalled with well stocked aid stations.

All routes start from Swanmore and head out towards Hampton Hill, Beacon Hill and Old Winchester Hill, where you can enjoy amazing views across the beautiful rolling countryside.

The medium, long and epic routes head up the renowned Butser Hill, lots of out-the-saddle climbing here but the sight of the sea and the panoramic views at the top make this totally worth it!

You then head over to Rowlands Castle with the medium route looping back via South Harting and the long route heading on towards Glorious Goodwood, returning via the South Downs National Park.

Races

  • Individual Entry - Short

    £24.00

    28 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Medium

    £29.00

    57 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Long

    £34.00

    82 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Epic

    £39.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Individual Entry - Short

    £24.00

    28 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Medium

    £29.00

    57 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Long

    £34.00

    82 Miles

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Individual Entry - Epic

    £39.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Bespoke medal, fully marked and marshalled courses, mechanical support, electronic timing and fully stocked aid stations. Free parking at Swanmore HQ.

  • Bespoke medal
  • Scenic country lanes
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Well stocked aid stations
  • Free Parking

Parking

Free parking at Swanmore College.

Location

Swanmore College, New Rd, Swanmore, SO32 2RB

Course Details

All routes start from Swanmore and head out towards Hampton Hill, Beacon Hill and Old Winchester Hill, where you can enjoy spectacular views across the beautiful rolling countryside. The medium, long and epic routes head up the renowned Butser Hill, lots of out-the-saddle climbing here but the sight of the sea and the panoramic views at the top make this totally worth it! You then head over to Rowlands Castle with the medium route looping back via South Harting and the long and epic routes heading on towards Glorious Goodwood, returning via the South Downs National Park.

Race Day

Start time – Competitors will be set off in waves, with riders departing between 8am and 8:30am.

Registration – Registration will be between 7:15am and 8:15am

Event Briefing– Will be held by the start line before each wave sets off.

Please where possible car share or use public transport to attend the event. When parking, be mindful of others and ensure event car parks are used and not verges/side roads. Permissions are granted for these events on the condition that we are as respectful as possible to members of the public, who will also be visiting our lovely locations. Arrive in good time for your event.

Your personal belongings are your responsibility, please keep them safe. Bag drops are often available but are not secure so we recommend you don’t leave valuable items there.

Your chipped race number must be worn and visible at all times. Please bring your own safety pins to secure. If you retire early from the race then a BigFeat marshal must be made aware so we do not send out a search party! Course maps are available on our website in advance, please familiarise yourselves.

28 Mile Route

57 Mile Route

82 Mile Route

100 Mile Route

Kit List

You must have with you:
Helmet
Spare inner tube(s)
Small pump/gas
Tyre levers

We also strongly advise you have a working rear light and a jacket so you’re prepared for all conditions. Please download the GPX of the route onto a wearable watch or mobile device. Although this is a marked course event, arrows have been known to be tampered with, so a good understanding of the route is advisable.

cut offs

28 mile (Short) – no cut off 56 mile (Medium) – Reach the course split at 14.6 miles by 10am (then follow on short route)

82 mile (Long) – Reach the course split at 27 miles by 10:45am (then follow the medium route)

100 mile (Epic) – Reach the course split at 78 miles by 3pm (then follow the long route)

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Location

Southampton, Hampshire

21 May 2023

£24.00 - £39.00

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