Organisers of a new 100-mile, closed road sportive to be held this September in the south of England claim that 25,000 riders have already pre-registered interest in the event before the launch of entry sales on March the 1st.
Vélo South takes place on Sunday 23rd September in West Sussex and the organisers are urging anyone yet to to do so to sign up as to “…be in with a chance of taking part prospective participants must pre-register.” The organisers, CSM Active, say that 15,000 riders will take part in the event which starts and finishes at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit and takes in the South Downs National Park.
The route, which was revealed at the London Bike Show on Friday, February 23rd, will boast around 1,700m of climbing, and will include a KOM competition section at the 90-mile point.
Vélo South will be CSM Active‘s second closed-road – in September 2017 it ran Vélo Birmingham which saw 15,000 riders take to the road. That event was deemed a success, although it was reportedly subjected to attempted sabotage when nails and razor blades were found on the route and complaints from disgruntled local residents. Vélo Birmingham will not take place this year but CSM say it will return in spring 2019 with a new route.
To pre-register your interest in Vélo South visit www.velosouth.com by February the 28th. Entries will be on sale on March the 1st.