The route changes every year so who knows. I’ve ridden before and I wouldn’t do it on a singlespeed if I had a choice not to. Last year had a fairly sizeable flat road section that would drive you mad pottering along on a singlespeed. Hills tend to be long drags rather than short and steep but conditions play a huge part in whether you get up or down. I’ve done it twice on a cross bike but will be taking a rigid 1×9 29er this time in the probably vain hope I’ll enjoy it a bit more.Posted 3 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
DrP, you should have had an email by now with the routes in GPX format.
It will be 50% road / 50% off road approximately. There will potentially be extended strecthes of Tarmac where you could spin out. But plenty do it in SS each year.
I am in and doing 100km on the CX bike…………..hopefully.Posted 3 years ago
Me me me!
First time doing it… Riding with a bunch from here…
Quick question – the scandal is set up SS at the moment (which I’m perfectly happy to ride up hill and down dale on). But…it’s weakness is miles of flat fire track/road.
What’s the HONC route like?
I KNOW it can be done on a SS…but if I stick gears on it, will my life be better and more fulfilled?!
DrPPosted 3 years ago
other apps are available.
Just upload the gpx, and it may load so you can see where you are going. I say may as there seem to be so many slightly different versions of gpx these days.Posted 3 years ago
thanks db, i have had a look at the course, it should hold regardless of weather, a very different! first climb, nice interesting decent off cleeve hard tracks should be fast. first chunk 10miles is pretty much all off road. then some road. final drop is a very fast decent starts on tarmac, turns to gravel, bit of tarmac then more gravel before kicking you out with a couple of miles of road work past Sudeley Castle.
Take a Cross bike i think in my opinion.
Mattbilliard, your not going up Cleeve, that is the novelty, you climb a different hill then traverse across cleeve before dropping off the back on hard fast tracksPosted 3 years agoboltonjonSubscriber
Rode the rigid SS last year and it was the perfect tool for the job, but the mud was incredible – so where everyone else had their trusted stick to dig the mud out of everything, my SS lapped it all up
Looking forward to Sunday – not sure if my legs are as i’ve only ridden the SS once this year 🙁Posted 3 years ago
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