The Highwayman Sportive

16th Sept 2017

The Highwayman Sportive

16th Sept 2017

“An incredible ride through the hills and lanes of Highwayman Country”

2017 Event Cancelled

With regret, due to loss of sponsorship, the 2017 Henley Highwayman will not now go ahead. If you have already entered, you will have already been sent an email outlining your options.

The Bike section of the Highwayman is an epic ride into the Chiltern Hills! Starting and finishing in the market place in centre of Henley, right outside the town hall, there are full mid and sprint options of 182, 120 and 62km to test your legs. These were the badlands back in the days of the Highwaymen, who hid out in these hills to rob the unwary, but there will be no hiding place on event day! The Chilterns climb, drop and weave unrelentingly; every minute against the clock will be hard earned!

This is not an out and out suffer-fest though, there is plenty to enjoy here too. The ride will be run to a sportive format, on open roads through some of the most beautiful English countryside! It’s a grand challenge with a magnificent backdrop! Plus you get full on the road support, with multiple support and feed stations, roving mechanical support vehicles and all the atmosphere of the town centre start and finish (the full route also features a twin loop format that includes a town centre pass through where the crowds will spur you on for your second circuit!).

Finishers medals will be awarded for achieving Gold, Silver and Bronze time targets. For those taking part in the Highwayman Duathlon, each distance will be subdivided into nine target time bands, which will earn you points towards your overall Highwayman score. Gaining the best score will involve maximising you performance, while keeping enough in the tank for the next day’s run. Tomorrow is another day!

The Henley Highwayman Bike

Registration:
6:30-8:30am

Start Times:
Full Route: 7:00-8:30am
Mid Route: 7:30-9:00am
Short Route: 8:30-9:30am

Event Closes:
5:00pm

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Cut off times for full and mid route may apply: See event information pack (when released) for details.

Event information (including maps and GPS files) will be sent out to all entrants prior to the event.

Route Information

Route Maps, Elevation Profiles & Course Stats

Route Map & Profile

Route Statistics

Short Route

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Metres (Ascent)

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Mid Route

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Full Route

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Metres (Ascent)

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Route Comparison

  • Distance 34%
  • Climbing (total) 32%
  • Climb (per km) 92%
  • Distance 67%
  • Climbing (total) 68%
  • Climb (per km) 100%
  • Distance 100%
  • Climbing (total) 100%
  • Climb (per km) 97%

Mid Route

120km Route
£30
  • Full Route Marking
  • Comprehensive Rider Support
  • 2x Feed/Support Stations
  • Mapping & GPS Files
  • Electronic Rider Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals

Full Route

182km Route
£35
  • Full Route Marking
  • Comprehensive Rider Support
  • 3x Feed/Support Stations
  • Mapping & GPS Files
  • Electronic Rider Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals

Short Route

62km Route
£25
  • Full Route Marking
  • Comprehensive Rider Support
  • 1x Feed/Support Station
  • Mapping & GPS Files
  • Electronic Rider Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals

Sprint Route

38km Route
£22
  • Full Route Marking
  • Comprehensive Rider Support
  • Mapping & GPS Files
  • Electronic Rider Timing
  • Finish Line Results Screen
  • Finishers Medals