3M UK Plc, Lee & Son Roofing, SportsMatch Bedford 2 Day 2002
Stage Format :
Saturday 25th May 2002 - Stage 1 - 44 miles (70km) Road Stage 10:30hrs (amended - different to handbook)
Signing-on open 09:15hrs-10:00hrs
Manager & Race Convoy briefing 10:00hrs inside Officials Room
briefing 10:20hrs inside race HQ
Dont forget to hand in your completed Neutral Service sheets (2 required 1 for each Neutral Service car) and wheels
Using the "Astwood" Circuit, this rolling circuit near Cranfield should provide an exciting start to the 2002 event. There are a couple of stiff climbs in the 2 miles / 3.2km before the finish line, before the course turns onto a wide road for 3miles of flattish riding. The "back" of the circuit into Astwood involves some twisting lanes and a short sharp climb into the village.
Road surfaces throughout are good.
Circuit Details :
in Sports Hall car park, Cranfield University, continue - neutralised - to turn
right out of University Campus into College Road. Proceed to T junction
right (M) (1mile (1.6km)) and within 100m,
left (M) into Astwood Road race will be deneutralised adjacent to first clump
of trees, 150m from junction (1.2miles (2km))
through Bourne End, care sharp left bend, towards Astwood, where pass through
Lap / Finish line (2.3miles (3.7km)) 50m beyond 30 speed signs at entrance
to village. Continue to
left (M) at small junction and then
left (M) onto A422 (2.5miles (4km)) and continue along A422 through to Chicheley,
left (M) towards North Crawley (8miles (12.8km)). Proceed along lane through
village entrance to T junction, where (care)
left (M) along North Crawley main street, continue and exit village, follow road
towards Cranfield. Before entering village,
left (M) (11miles (17.6km)) to pass through deneutralised start and proceed to
lap / finish area
lap = 10miles (16km). The lap board will show 4 laps to go when passed for the
Prime Hill is the lap / finish line. There will be primes on Laps 1,2 and 3.
Sprints point is 150m after the left turn into Astwood Road (where the race was
deneutralised). There will be 3 sprints on laps 1,2 and 3.
(M) indicates a cycle race Marshal wearing a fluorescent jacket
Click here to see Stage Map and circuit details :
Click here to see Lap profile :