Now in its 9th year, the Hampshire Hilly Hundred is one of the senior UK cyclosportives. It remains an event organised by cyclists for cyclists, pure and simple. The course has been refined over consecutive seasons and offers the super challenging HHH route (approx 100 miles), and the still testing HHMIDI (approx 78 miles). The well signed and equally well thought-out course follows roads with amazingly little traffic and leads riders through some superb Hampshire countryside that is at its very best in early May.
As you'd expect from its name, there are plenty of hills facing the riders on the HHH but it's not relentless - there are stretches where you can spin a bigger gear, and there are no "cliff face" climbs - though some riders had to walk the steepest section of newly introduced Butser Hill last year. The HHH does catch out those who underestimate it, as it has more total metres of ascent/descent than most UK sportives, and if you haven't done the long miles over the winter and spring it will find you out!
We are delighted to be based once more at Sparsholt College, near Winchester, on SUNDAY 11 MAY 2014, with its excellent facilities, including on-site parking close to the Start/Finish, hot refreshments, lounge area, showers and changing rooms. We provide Third Party event insurance, first-aid and ambulance cover, full route signage, printed route directions, feed stations, and all the usual sportive support.