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Pearson Steeplechase

Cranleigh, Surrey

GU6 7SW Horsham Lane, Cranleigh, United Kingdom

Sun 7th May 2023

Starting at 09:30

2 races

£50.00

Organiser's Description

The Pearson Steeplechase is an exciting new event for both road and gravel riders alike. Choose between a 100km road route or a 60km gravel route, both starting and finishing in the beautiful surroundings and clubhouse of Hurtwood Polo Club near Cranleigh in Surrey.

EVENT DETAILS

Date and time: Sunday 7 May 2023, 9:30-16:00

Price: £50 including woven finisher’s badge.

Venue and location: Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Cranleigh, GU6 7SW.

Food and refreshments: Food and drink stalls at HQ. Licensed bar in Hurtwood house. Ample food and hydration stations on both routes.

Entertainment: Music at start and finish, gantry start/finish line. Polo match invites for afternoon picnic opportunities for riders and families.

Rider benefits: Mechanics at HQ and feedstop, roaming first aid responders and medical provision at HQ. Fully signposted route, GPS routing, timing mat with bike mounted timing chips. Woven finisher’s badge for gravel and road riders. Rider event photography. Idyllic cycling routes and premium facilities and surroundings at Hurtwood Polo Club, steeped in the Surrey countryside.

As the name suggests, the Pearson Steeplechase is inspired by the equine discipline of steeplechasing, a sport invented in Ireland in the 18 th century. Staged across the rolling Surrey countryside, the event offers two different courses on two types of terrain; gravel grinders can sign up to a 60km off-road ride, while road riders can opt for a 100km route on the hard stuff. According to experts, a good roadie and their gravel riding equivalent should complete their respective distances in roughly the same time.

Whichever course you choose, riders will pass a number of checkpoints all of which are, funnily enough, church steeples. The event is likely to be competitive but, like the Lord’s house, all are welcome. Indeed, for those of you who conclude that slow-and-steady doesn’t win the race but frankly who cares, Pearson will be waiting at the finish line with a beverage or two, so please join us!

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Races

  • Pearson Steeplechase Road

    £50.00

    100km Road Route

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Pearson Steeplechase Gravel

    £50.00

    60km Gravel Route

    Booking for more than 1?

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  • Pearson Steeplechase Road

    £50.00

    100km Road Route

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Pearson Steeplechase Gravel

    £50.00

    60km Gravel Route

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Food and refreshments: Food and drink stalls at HQ. Licensed bar in Hurtwood house. Ample food and hydration stations on both routes.

Entertainment: Music at start and finish, gantry start/finish line. Polo match invites for afternoon picnic opportunities for riders and families.

Rider benefits: Mechanics at HQ and feedstop, roaming first aid responders and medical provision at HQ. Fully signposted route, GPS routing, timing mat with bike mounted timing chips. Woven finisher’s badge for gravel and road riders. Rider event photography. Idyllic cycling routes and premium facilities and surroundings at Hurtwood Polo Club, steeped in the Surrey countryside.

  • Woven Steeplechase badge for all participants
  • Prize for fastest time around road course
  • Prize for fastest time around gravel course
  • Access to view professional polo match in afternoon

How to Get There

By bike, car and rail. There is a train station at Ewhurst Green 5 minutes away by bike.

Parking

Free parking on site

Course Details

Both courses will take riders via a series of steeples through the beautiful Surrey countryside.

FAQs

  • Can I park there?

    Yes there is ample free parking at the club.

  • Can I get public transport there?

    There is a train station at Ewhurst Green 5 minutes away by bike.

  • Will there be toilets

    Yes plenty, both at the clubhouse and portaloos.

  • Can I leave kit and valuables securely?

    Yes we will have a safe monitired drop zone.

  • Will there by on site mechanics if I have a problem with my bike?

    Yes we will have fully trained mechanics on hand to help.

  • What is the expected time for an average rider to complete the course?

    We estimate 4.5 hours with a stop on both road and gravel routes.

overview

Staged across the rolling Surrey countryside, the time chipped event offers two different courses on two types of terrain; gravel grinders can sign up to a 60km off-road ride, while road riders can opt for a 100km route on the hard stuff. According to experts (us), a good roadie and their gravel-riding equivalent should complete their respective distances in roughly the same times. Whichever course you choose, riders will be required to pass multiple checkpoints all of which are, funnily enough, church steeples.

The event is likely to be competitive but, like the Lord’s house, all are welcome. Indeed, for those of you who conclude that slow-and-steady doesn’t win the race but frankly who cares, Pearson will be waiting at the finish line with a beverage or two. Because, in contrast to the abundance of steeples you’ll encounter en route, the Pearson Steeplechase concludes at just the one pub. If that wasn’t enough, we’ve even roped in some equine action for the post-ride entertainment.

The steeplechase concludes at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club where, as luck would have it, a polo match will take place that same afternoon and is free-to-watch to all Pearson Steeplechasers. The nearest train station to Hurtwood Polo Club is Ockley Station, only 5.8 miles away, and there is also extensive free parking at the venue for those arriving by car.

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Cranleigh, Surrey

7 May 2023

£50.00

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