This weekend we head to another region of Beijing with a wealth of great roads – Pinggu. Pinggu is hosting the first Beijing Sportive on April 9th so we have decided to go visit this region for the next ride. For those that signed up for the Sportive you have a chance to pre-ride the course before the big day. The Elite route takes in the whole sportive course. Intermediate and Beginner routes ride a different route which is shorter and easier. For the Beginners we will drive you up the first climb to reduce the distance and amount of climbing. Pinggu is only 1 hour away from the city so expect to be back earlier this week !
All riders are required to fill the form below (including self drive) by Friday morning.
Departure Time :
07.00 Serk. Arrive at 06.45 am to load bikes
Return Time : 14:30 – 15:00 Serk
1. Beginner – 63km 713m Climbing
Another ride with more downhill than uphill ! Thats all you need to know right ? From the meeting point we will drive the first 12km to get you over the first hill. From then on you follow the Intermediate route over a long climb and down a twisty descent. The whole course is on nice roads and with all flowers starting to blossom it should be a pleasant ride !
Ride leader : Liman
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h
This ride is recommended for all new beginner riders. If you find the pace too slow next week you can move to the Intermediate Group. Its much better to start out on the easier ride and then move up rather than start on the faster ride and find yourself getting dropped and left behind.
2. Intermediate – 76 km 1024m Climbing
Similar amount of climbing and distance to last week. We start out from central Pinggu and head directly north along the S230. After 5km the road starts to slowly kick up and you crest the first climb after 12km. Just after 25km you turn right and head up the second and biggest climb of the day – its 14km long. Over the top you’ll have a nice descent all the way back to the start point. The Beginner riders will have a 10km head start so you should catch most of them on the road.