Next year's 52nd Perfs Pedal Race will be held on Sunday 12th February 2017.
The course will be the same as this year's event, 5 laps of Portsdown Hill then leaving to join the Newtown Circuit finishing at Hundred Acre Wood.
Race distance is 46m/74km
For 2017 Perfs riders will be able to enter using BC online entry. Maximum riders from one team will be 6.With road race organisation becoming more complex Mick Metcalf will again be assisting with next year's event, handling the on line entries and producing the race start sheet and rider's instructions.
To help ensure the safe passage of the race we will again be using NEG and BC Accredited Marshals
The week after the Perfs race, VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts will be running their Hard Riders Time Trial on the Portsdown Hill circuit.
Velo Club ST Raphael Waite Contracts have decided to raise the bar for 2017 as our event from the feedback we received this year’s was a success, we wanted to create a New Hard Riders course to mix things up a little Some people call it the hell of the South but after riding this we are calling it “The Pain on Portsdown Hill” slightly longer than the event from this year but also tougher. The event will will feature a prize for (Gran Premio Della Montagna or for Strava Fans KOM) at the 4.5 mile marker but the prize will only be awarded if you complete the full course. The event will consist of two categories TT and Road bike category and we hope the roadies of the world will come and see how they go against some of the best Testers in the South DC area and possibly further afield.
Good prizes, well marshalled and another course record up for grabs but best of all loads of cake.....
Feel free to train on this course and see you on the 19th February 2017
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START at Mellish Bottom at Farm shop in layby on B2177.
Proceed East to Staple crossroads.
Continue on to Southwick rbt, carry straight on B2177 up Southwick Hill towards Portsmouth to turn at roundabout junction with James Callaghan Drive (GR 648066) (Portsdown Roundabout) 4.633 miles. Retrace to Southwick rbt taking the 2nd exit and Proceed on B2177 to Staple Cross road, then left to South Boarhunt across small bridge bear right on the bend to climb through South Boarhunt then turn left into Swivelton Lane (10 miles) continue on to junction with Portsdown Hill road turn left continue along Portsdown Hill road to main roundabout (Portsdown Roundabout). Take 1st exit onto B2177 to descend Portsdown Hill to Southwick Roundabout , Take the 2nd exit and proceed on the B2177 (15.00 miles ) towards Wickham passing through the start where the FINISH at Holts Mead in line with TP134 0.375 miles west of start (18.1)