The Chilterns Beast

June 27, 2021

Long Route

Distance : 161km

Elevation : 2,291m

Difficulty :

Medium Route

Distance : 105km

Elevation : 1451m

Difficulty :

June 27, 2021 : £39

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1st May 2021
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Ride Introduction

Tackle the Chilterns Beast – 6 climbs on the 100km medium route, 9 climbs on the 160km long route on beautiful Chilterns lanes. Starting by the Thames in Goring, the Beast has a lovely warm up before Watlington where the main action begins. The long route goes out as far as Ivinghoe Beacon with climbs packed together for 100km before a quick 10km roll back to the finish.

Ride Highlights

Ride Highlights

  • From the Thames to the heart of the Chilterns: Discover the quiet country lanes of the Chilterns

  • Tackle the Top 100 Whiteleaf climb: 1.4km, average almost 10%, Whiteleaf is the headline hill in a route packed with punchy climbs

  • Action packed route: The long route features 9 major climbs - you are never far from the next climb or descent.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 161km 2,291m 3/5
Medium Route 105km 1451m 2/5

What's Included

Private Feed Stop

Feed stops every 40km

Mechanic

Support at the start & on the route

Sign-Posted Route

Fully signed route & GPX files

Timing Chips

Timing chips & strava segments

Ride Marshalls

Supporting you on the route

After Party

Food & drink at the end

Finishers Medal

A medal at the end for all finishers

Stunning, quiet Chilterns lanes
Ride the stunning Ivinghoe Beacon (Long Route)
A route packed with climbs of all shapes & sizes

The Chilterns Beast

Tackle the Chilterns Beast – 6 climbs on the 100km medium route, 9 climbs on the 160km long route on beautiful Chilterns lanes. Starting by the Thames in Goring, the Beast has a lovely warm up before Watlington where the main action begins. The long route goes out as far as Ivinghoe Beacon with climbs packed together for 100km before a quick 10km roll back to the finish.

Ride Details

Start Time : From 8am

Finish time : Cut off 6pm

Location : Goring

What’s Included

  • GPX Files & Sign Posted Route
  • Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support
  • Ride marshalls on the route to support you
  • Post ride beers & food
  • Riders finish medal

Route Notes

Select Route:

Key Climbs

Distance Elevation Avg Gradient Segment
Hill Road 1.9km 121m 6.3%
Chinnor Hill 1.7km 113m 6.4%
Ivinghoe Beacon 3km 110m 3.7%
Hemp Lane 1.1km 66m 6.1%
Dunsmore Hill 0.8km 64m 7.6%
Whiteleaf 1.4km 128m 9.4%
Wardrobes 1.1km 94m 8.9%
Chipps Hill 1km 112m 6.7%
Duley Lane 2.8km 130m 4.5%

Key Climbs

Distance Elevation Avg Gradient Segment
Hill Road 1.9km 121m 6.3%
Chinnor Hill 1.7km 113m 6.4%
Whiteleaf 1.4km 128m 9.4%
Wardrobes 1.1km 94m 8.9%
Chipps Hill 1km 112m 6.7%
Duley Lane 2.8km 130m 4.5%

Ride Rules

Riders should have water bottles, the route downloaded, suitable clothing & a bike in good condition. Helmets at all times are mandatory. We will email you Covid protocols  before the ride depending on the laws and guidelines at the time.

We are lucky enough to ride in beautiful places. We have a zero tolerance litter policy – there will be bins at each feed stop so please leave the area as you found it. Please be respectful of local drivers, riders, walkers etc. This is their home, we are just there to ride our bikes. On the ride, look after other cyclists. On narrow lanes & busy sections, don’t ride two a breast. No half wheeling. Take extra caution on the descents – the nature of these rides are that they will be full of tough climbs and technical descents. We will run through the major hazards before the ride but it is your responsibility to ride to your level. By signing up for this ride, you need to be in suitable physical shape for the ride.

What's Included

GPX Files & Sign Posted Route

Regular Feed Stops and Mechanical Support

Ride marshalls on the route to support you

Post ride beers & food

Riders finish medal

  • Introduction
  • Ride Details
  • Route Notes
  • Key Climbs
  • Feed Stops
  • Ride Rules