The Shark – Sunday 7th April 2019

The Shark 2017 route205km audax cycling event starting from Greenwich, London. Controls at Chiddingly and Mayfield, plus an information control at Seaford.

This is now a mandatory route event (as per PBP) to reduce the number of info controls required previously – you should follow the route instructions as closely as possible, there may or may not be secret controls located along the route.

The Shark 2017 climbingA hilly ride from the River Thames to the south coast and back, mainly using quiet lanes and B roads.

Fantastic views enroute over Southern England and the Channel with climbs over the North Downs, Greensand Ridge, High Weald and South Downs.

Starts from Cutty Sark Gardens where light refreshments will be provided, followed by food at the first control in the village hall at Chiddingly. Turnaround point is the cafe on the beach at Seaford, where you can chose to stop or not. Free control (free as in speech, not beer!) on the way back in Mayfield at shops/pubs, before finishing at the Old Brewery pub adjacent to the Cutty Sark.

Route sheet and GPX track will be emailed out to all participants at the end of March after a final route check ride, but no changes are expected from previous years.

Eligible for the Grimpeurs du Sud award.

Enter via Audax UK page.

Forum thread available here.