The Sharpener

Took place on 28/04/19

The Sharpener

Test if your spring training is on target with a little Short, Sharp, Shock treatment! 

Running from the picturesque Buckingham village of Haddenham, The Sharpener is well established as a lively Spring Sportive running through the beautiful Chiltern Hills and South Oxfordshire.

We make sure to pack in some challenging terrain for you with 3,900ft ascent of climbing in 110km route and 2,500ft in the Short 65km Sharpener.  Then ‘warm you down’ with coffee and hotdogs!

The Sharpener cycling sportive details

  • Tea & Coffee at Registration
  • Individual 'Chipped Timing'
  • A well signed route
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Support 'Broom Wagon'
  • Well Stocked Feed Stations
  • First Aid (which hopefully won't be needed)
  • Web published results service
  • Online event certificate

Haddenham County Junior School, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8DS

  • Registration starts from 7:45am
  • Start Time from 8:30am
  • Broom Wagon departs 9:30am
  • The entry for either distance is £23 (18 and over)
  • The 'Sharpener' is open to junior riders (15-17) £15 (Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Take a look at earlier YouTube video for a taster of what lies ahead

The Sharpener

Click profile for mapping The Sharpener

The Short Sharpener

Click profile for mapping We unfortunately do not make refunds, however riders are able to transfer their entry to another rider by emailing us at Adult riders can also freely switch between the 100 km and 55 km routes, due to injury, lack of training or if added enthusiasm kicks in before the event!
We'll provide you with coffee and tea, at registration and we'll visit well stocked feed-stations with toilet facilities, throughout the course. There is one station on The 'Short' Sharpener (55 km) route, whilst The Sharpener (100 km) has two stations, plus when you return, we’ll have a hot dog ready for you.

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