The Hampshire Hilly Hundred

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I'm concerned that I might not manage the full distance.Is there a shorter route?
A: Yes, the routes split shortly after the 2nd feedstation. Yellow arrows continue on the longer route, red arrows indicate the "short cut". This reduces the route from 100 miles to approximately 80 miles. You can make the decision right there which way to go. What you opted for on entering is not compulsory. NOTE: The 3rd feedstation is on the long route only.

Q. Do "long" and "short" riders start together?
A. Yes - each starting batch may contain riders intending to do the full 100 or not. The timing mats will sort you out.

Q. If I only intend to ride the HHH Midi course, may I pay a lower entry fee?
A: Sorry! It's the same for everyone.

Q: How will the start be organized, and when does the event start?
A: Please don't envisage a mass start like the Etape! As the HHH uses open roads, participants will be released in batches that don't clog the roads. Registration is from 7.00 am.The phased start is scheduled for between 7.30 am and 8.30, on the assumption that even if the last people to set off go round the course at a leisurely average of 14.28 mph, taking 7 hours, they will still get back at a reasonable 3.30 pm. Any late changes to this schedule will be e-mailed to all entrants and also posted here. The Start is on the forecourt outside Saxony Hall. Registration is nearby in the Old Gym.

Q: I'm planning on coming by train to Winchester, then cycling to the event. Can I have a late start?

A: NO. We've allowed it in the past, and not only have the event team been kept waiting endlessly at the start, they have also had to wait into the early evening for the same people to finish. Please consider instead arriving on the Saturday and booking a B&B or a guest room at Sparsholt College.