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Pearson Steeplechase

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Pearson Steeplechase

Box Hill, Surrey

Box Hill Steeplechase Event Village RH5 6BY

Sat 27th April 2024

Starting at 09:00

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 of Box Hill in Surrey.

EVENT DETAILS

Date and time: Sunday 17 September 2023, 9:30-16:00

Price: £50 including woven finisher’s badge.

Venue and location: Box Hill Steeplechase Event Village RH5 6BY

Food and refreshments: Food and drink stalls at HQ. Ample food and hydration stations on both routes.

Entertainment: Music at start and finish, gantry start/finish line. 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 surroundings at Box Hill, 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 18th century. Staged across the rolling Surrey countryside, the event offers two different courses on two types of terrain; gravel grinders can sign up for 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

    CLOSED
  • Pearson Steeplechase Gravel

    £50.00

    CLOSED

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  • Pearson Steeplechase Road

    £50.00

    CLOSED
  • Pearson Steeplechase Gravel

    £50.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

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

What's Included

Food and refreshments: Food and drink stalls at HQ. 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 surroundings at Box Hill, 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

How to Get There

By bike, car and rail. The train station at Box Hill and West Humble is 5 minutes away by bike. Dorking railway station is 15 minutes by bike.

Parking

Free parking on site

Location

Box Hill Steeplechase Event Village. RH5 6BY

FAQs

  • Can I park there?

    Yes there is ample free parking.

  • Can I get public transport there?

    The train station at Box Hill and West Humble is 5 minutes away by bike. Dorking railway station is 15 minutes by bike.

  • Will there be toilets

    Yes plenty, both at the permanent 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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Mark Tigwell

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Ajay Sadasivan

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Nigel Barker

Location

Box Hill, Surrey

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