Q: I'm concerned that I might not manage the full distance.Is there a shorter route?
A: Yes, the routes split shortly after the 2nd feedstation. Yellow arrows continue on the longer route, red arrows indicate the "short cut". This reduces the route from 100 miles to approximately 80 miles. You can make the decision right there which way to go. What you opted for on entering is not compulsory. NOTE: The 3rd feedstation is on the long route only.
Q. Do "long" and "short" riders start together?
A. Yes - all muddled up. Only the timing mats will sort you out.
Q. If I only intend to ride the HHH Midi course, may I pay a lower entry fee?
A: Sorry! It's £26 for everyone.
Q: Can I enter on the day?
A: NO. Accepted riders and notified reserves only, please.
Q: How will the start be organized, and when does the event start?
A: Please don't envisage a mass start like the Etape! As the HHH uses open roads, participants will be released in batches that don't clog the roads. Registration is from 7.30 am.The phased start is scheduled for between 8.00 am and 9.00, on the assumption that even if the last people to set off (at 9.00) go round the course at an average 16.66 mph, they will still get back at a reasonable 3.00 pm. Any late changes to this schedule will be e-mailed to all entrants and also posted here. The Start is on the forecourt outside Registration.
Q: I'm planning on coming by train to Winchester, then cycling to the event. Can I have a late start?
A: NO. We've allowed it in the past, and not only have the event team been kept waiting endlessly at the start, they have also had to wait into the early evening for the same people to finish. Consider instead arriving on the Saturday and booking B&B locally or a guest room at Sparsholt College.