The Sharpener

Sunday 5 April 2020

The Sharpener

The Sharpner will test if your spring training has been 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. This course is also a great warm up for our Circuito Del Caffe sportive in June! 

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

The Sharpener - What do I get on the day?

  • 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

Location and times

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

    • Registration starts from 7:45am
    • Start Time from 8:30am
    • Broom Wagon departs 9:30am

Distance and pricing

  • 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 Sharpner

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The Sharpener
Route mapping

The Short Sharpner

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The Sharpener short
Route mapping

Food and drink

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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