Isle of Wight Cycling Festival
13th - 28th September 2014

Hills Killer Information

Please read this document carefully!

Registration will open at 9am and close at 11am at Freshwater and Lake. 
No riders will be allowed to start after 11.30am from these points.  Chale will be open from 10am - 12pm.

Start points:
3 Hills (13 miles) - Chale (Chale Green)
7 Hills (26 miles) - Freshwater (West Wight Sports Centre)
14 Hills (52 miles) - Lake (Braodlea School)

All rides finish at Broadlea School.

You will need to bring:

ü      Cycle Helmet (you cannot start without one on!)

ü      Ordnance Survey Map (Outdoor Leisure series 29 or 1:50,000 Land Ranger series 196).

ü      Food/drink and energy bars, adequate for the distance.

ü      puncture repair kit, spare inner tube and pump.




All riders must reach the finish by 18:00 (all riders must be able to complete their course in this time).

14 Hills riders must reach the halfway point by 13:30pm.


If you are unable to finish for any reason, you must call 07970 009989


Please adhere to the following rules/conditions, observing the Country Code and Highway Code, respecting other users of the countryside:

1. Do not leave any rubbish on the route - Please take it with you and dispose of at the finish point. THIS INCLUDES INNER TUBES!

2. Please close all gates – In previous years gates have been left open and some very angry landowners were worried their animals may escape. To ensure we can keep running this event please close all gates behind you.

3. Do not race past other path users - There may be other people using the paths and bridleways you choose so please remember they have as much right to be there as you.


Travel, Transport and Accommodation

We have made arrangements for transport for passengers and bikes for £5.  It will run from Freshwater to Lake at 9am, and then return trips to Lake starting at 2pm. Please book in advance if you require transport as SPACE IS LIMITED and once its full we can't promise you will get a ride unless you have booked.  Passengers will be carried separately to their bikes.


All riders are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The distance from Lake to Freshwater is approx 20 miles by road.   

If you require ferry travel to the Isle of Wight or accommodation then take advantage of the special rates offered by Wightlink.


Wightlink Tel: 0871 376 1000 or visit

Red Funnel Tel: 0844 844 9988 or visit



You will be required to pre-book your travel so that the number of cycles traveling can be anticipated


Accommodation options available from IW Tourism on 01983 813818 or visit


Medical Emergencies

In the event of needing first aid please contact The Event Organiser on 07970 009989 giving clear directions or location markers to assist in locating you.  If the need is of a serious nature please call 999 first.


ALL riders are required to provide their own hydration & food.  Water will be available from each start point, and the finish.  There is also a feed station with water and energy bars at the Chale checkpoint.


Special notes
1. A road descent down Cheverton Shute will need extra care.

2. Out of bounds sections that do not represent bridle or cycle paths will carry a half hour penalty if used (even by mistake!) Please make a special note of these when plotting your route.


4. A pump, toolkit and spare inner tube(s) is recommended in order to help yourself or others in the event of minor breakdown.

5. Your cycle number that you will be given on the day will be required to collect your prize at the end.


All riders, friends and family are invited join us at the finish point, with free parking, music and commentary. Refreshments will be available.  


Please be aware that videos and photographs may be taken of this event for publicity purposes. If you have any objections to your picture being used please advise the registration staff.


If you have any further queries then please email or Tel: 01983 823070.






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