Day job: Business Analyst
Total events: 10
Ride style: All rounder
The Ride Captains role on the road, first and foremost, is to keep the group safe. They are there to work with everyone to keep the pace moving, allow enjoyment of the route and navigate everyone according to time and distance.
A fast paced, team tempo effort where you’ll feel as though you’re part of a well oiled machine and, of course, there’s scope for some leg burning efforts and a bit of good natured competition on the race sections.
We will be averaging around 28-30km/hour depending on weather conditions. This is not flat out but a steady tempo pace that will be set on the front.
Definitely not, closed roads and group riding allow for much higher average speeds than a solo rider.
Essential! A fast moving bunch is not the place to try and learn them so, if you mostly ride solo or in a small group, try to join some club runs or, even better, some of the Hotchillee Monthly rides.
It is becoming increasingly harder and harder for Hotchillee to secure permissions to race on open roads.
This year we will have one race section each day which is a categorised Climb – where you can compete for the red jersey. There will be no timing chips – the first rider across the line wins. So if you plan on taking part, make your way to the front of the bunch when we tell you.
An accumulation of points each day will determine the overall jersey winner. More details of how this will work will be in the rider welcome pack, and described again at the start of each day.
Do not put the group or yourself in danger regardless of whether you are racing or not. Never ever cross the white line and don’t make dangerous moves to put other in danger. Anyone purposely riding in a dangerous manner will be given three warnings before being taken off the road and into the van.
First and foremost the Ride Captains will try and assist you to hang onto the group as best as they can. If you are still unable to keep up, there are multiple stops and checkpoints throughout each day to either drop down a group or jump into a van to the finish or even just for a section. We will not leave anyone on the road on their own.
There’s full mechanical support but it might mean some time in the van while it gets sorted.
Really important, especially if you’re wanting to compete for the red jersey. Don’t forget these higher intensity efforts will effect how you digest and process food so you need to practice this in training.
It’s fun and social but don’t forget you have to get up and ride again the next day so, don’t overdo it.
Pack for all potential weather conditions and check the forecast ahead of the event the day before.
This is a great group to ride in if you’re looking to extend yourself and have some competitive fun. We are very inclusive and will teach you everything we know! So come and have some fun at the pointy end!
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Glen is usually behind the scenes making sure that the Hotchillee Ride Captains and event participants have fully functioning bicycles to ride but he occasionally makes an appearance in front of the camera to share his wisdom. If he’s not fixing or building bikes he’ll be out riding in #SweetSussex. If you want to know anything about Cyclocross, Glen is the man to ask.
Consultant with British Cycling and author of the Road Cycling Performance Manual. Lover of cobbles, gravel and Siberian Pine – not so keen on climbs! Nik is the author of all of the Hotchillee Training Plans, Zwift workout files and regularly posts tips and advice on the Hotchillee app. He’s also the evil genius behind the now infamous Hotchillee Gain Train.
Adele has worked within the health and fitness industry for over 25 years starting with a ballet and dance background herself, she has progressed to training and teaching all styles of fitness and offers Pilates, barre & yoga. As a keen runner, Adele appreciates the need for a strong healthy body and mind and incorporates many elements of Pilates, yoga and barre into her own training to ensure her strength and stamina remain.