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Princes Risborough, Chiltern Hills

First run in 2007, the Princes Risborough St. George’s Sportive is our Spring Classic early season ride!

Make no mistake, this is a challenging course with a real Spring Classics feel! It’s all on road, but don’t expect it to be time trial smooth – what you’ll get is tight winding lanes, weatherbeaten tarmac and maybe even one or two gravel traps; it’s a rugged ride that’s right at home in the middle of Spring Classics season!

And those climbs just keep on coming! There’s no single route defining monster climb here (although a couple of detours off the ridge will stretch you on the way back up), however, the Chilterns don’t lie down flat for long, so you’ll be climbing and dropping like you’re on a mini mountain stage!

It’s a stunning area of the countryside though, so the surroundings will help take your mind off the gradients. The Chilterns in Spring a great place to be out on a bike!

The shorter routes will follow much of the same course, so the hilly nature applies to these too, however they will cut out the second descent and climb back up to the main ridge, which will save you some energy. The 74k option works out as a great day ride and a superb introduction to cyclosportive riding!





The St George’s Sportive 2021
– Ride Results

Thanks to everyone who rode the event this year – we hope you had a great day! Here’s the full, searchable results list.

No.NameRide TimeAwardCategoryCourseFinished at
A89Alastair Smith5h 01m 54sSilverM50+125km13:35:09
A23Andrew Chaney2h 35m 57sBronzeM40-4960km11:50:12
A32Andrew Doran5h 53m 09sBronzeM40-49125km14:39:15
A73Andrew Part2h 48m 02sSilverM60+60km12:08:36
A75Andrew Passer6h 14m 13sBronzeM60+125km14:54:56
A109Andrew Wesson5h 37m 57sBronzeM40-49125km14:35:34
A1Angela Abbot3h 32m 09sGoldF40-4990km12:53:38
A33Brigitte Dowsett3h 21m 21sF50+60km12:21:09
A9Chris Birley6h 02m 58sM40-49125km14:32:37
A14Chris Brennan5h 02m 11sSilverM40-49125km13:35:27
A15Chris Brown6h 12m 40sBronzeM50+125km14:42:28
A19Chris Busby4h 30m 31sGoldM40-49125km13:00:05
A111Chris Payne3h 38m 02sM40-4960km12:25:18
A95Chris Sutton3h 30m 17sF60+60km12:58:10
A69Claire Norton4h 17m 19sBronzeF50+90km12:50:29
A71Conor O’Brien4h 11m 21sSilverM60+90km12:41:05
A61Dalia M-R5h 25m 06sBronzeF18-39125km13:54:57
A84Daniel Russell4h 45m 26sSilverM18-39125km13:24:45
A25Danielle Cooper5h 07m 23sF18-3990km14:09:26
A78Darren Plummer4h 02m 19sBronzeM50+90km13:10:03
A24David Cook5h 07m 23sM40-4990km14:09:27
A91Dobrin Staykov5h 33m 02sBronzeM40-49125km14:11:01
A39Edward Goodwyn4h 30m 31sGoldM50+125km13:00:04
A87Fran Shepherd2h 38m 10sSilverM60+60km11:47:03
A7Gavin Bewick5h 55m 56sM40-49125km14:25:24
A5Giles Barringham5h 41m 01sBronzeM50+125km14:14:25
A86Gillian Scott4h 12m 52sSilverF50+90km13:34:22
A11Graham Botwright5h 19m 05sSilverM50+125km14:26:51
A12Harry Bowers3h 42m 08sSilverM40-4990km12:44:29
A16Helen Budd4h 31m 43sBronzeF50+90km13:14:36
A112Ian Taylor5h 52m 58sBronzeM50+125km14:39:03
A37Isobel Gillott5h 45m 00sBronzeF40-49125km14:49:44
A102James Turnbull5h 40m 55sBronzeM40-49125km14:14:21
A36Jason Filer3h 24m 39sGoldM50+90km12:57:04
A44Jeremy Hartill4h 32m 13sGoldM50+125km13:59:04
A17John Buenaventura5h 24m 22sSilverM50+125km13:54:5
A70John O'Grady4h 49m 31sGoldM50+125km13:18:44
A82John Ross3h 11m 16sM40-4960km12:49:49
A105John Weiss4h 21m 45sBronzeM50+90km13:29:22
A85Jon Saddler5h 55m 45sBronzeM40-49125km14:25:21
A2Karan Andrews3h 59m 28sSilverF50+90km13:31:45
A90Kevin Smith5h 07m 21sM40-4990km14:09:23
A99Kevin Thomas3h 37m 10sSilverM40-4990km13:18:43
A63Leo Martins4h 38m 33sSilverM18-39125km13:24:46
A42Malcolm Griffiths5h 56m 27sBronzeM50+125km14:34:17
A50Marco Jardim4h 38m 29sGoldM40-49125km13:24:43
A38Mark Godson3h 34m 08sSilverM18-3990km13:03:20
A100Mark Thomas3h 01m 37sM50+60km11:37:02
A49Martin Howard3h 58m 44sSilverM50+90km13:06:22
A107Martin Wells4h 49m 21sSilverM40-49125km13:18:41
A21Matt Campbell3h 34m 04sM18-3960km13:03:17
A28Matt Cotter3h 58m 42sBronzeM40-4990km13:06:21
A98Matthew Taylor5h 00m 41sSilverM40-49125km14:08:28
A58Michael Lindsay5h 40m 59sBronzeM50+125km14:14:22
A76Nayan Pattni6h 11m 39sBronzeM50+125km14:46:36
A52Neil Kettle3h 11m 13sM40-4960km12:49:48
A62Nick Maltby6h 02m 59sM40-49125km14:32:40
A13Paul Braithwaite5h 07m 21sM50+90km14:09:24
A27Paul Corrie3h 04m 42sM50+60km11:51:07
A30Paul Dickens5h 41m 06sSilverM60+125km14:14:27
A56Paulo Leite3h 50m 05sGoldM40-49125km12:36:25
A51Philip Jones2h 30m 29sSilverM50+60km11:14:58
A97Rob Tate3h 55m 11sM60+60km13:05:57
A65Ross Mcconachie5h 59m 21sBronzeM50+125km14:34:21
A53Sajid Khurshid6h 11m 49sM40-49125km14:46:39
A79Scott Rance3h 43m 51sSilverM50+90km12:51:36
A77Simon Perry4h 48m 32sSilverM40-49125km14:00:41
A67Stephen Mifflin6h 02m 23sM40-49125km14:37:24
A31Steve Dickens5h 40m 51sM18-39125km14:14:18
A48Steve Horwood4h 17m 21sM40-4990km12:50:30
A108Stuart Welton2h 45m 32sBronzeM50+60km11:31:58
A68Vinod Mistry6h 11m 50sBronzeM50+125km14:46:41

Short Route


  • 803 Metres of Climbing

Mid Route


  • 1021 Metres of Climbing

Full Route


  • 1689 Metres of Climbing


Princes Risborough School
Merton Rd, Princes Risborough HP27 0DR

Start Time

8:30am – 9:30am

Finish Time

Event Centre closes 3:30pm

Route profile

*Final routes may change; check rider information before the event and on the day.

Event Logistics

On the Ride

Once you’re ready to start, report to the start / finish area with your timing chap strapped to your ankle. Listen to the short briefing and ride across the timing mat as directed. As you go around the route, you will find bright orange signs and ribbons to follow. At route divide points, you will find yellow signs showing you which way to go to follow the Full, Mid or Short routes. These should guide you around the whole route, but use your map if you think you have strayed off course or have a problem with the route navigation. There are also emergency contact numbers on the edge of your map. Ride safely at all times, and remember that you are on public rights of way and roads. This is not a race, so please ride appropriately, and be friendly and polite to other road users. At the end of the ride, pass over the timing mat once again, and hand in your timing chip. For those interested in there ride time, these will be available on the computer screen at the finish.

Checkpoints / Feed Stations

There will be between one and three manned support stations on your route (depending on your distance option). Look out ofr the yellow and black “Checkpoint” flag as you arrive. Please slow as you approach support staions, as other riders may be pulling out back onto the road.

At these checkpoints, you will be able to top up on food, water and energy mix. Our team will also be on hand to help you with mechanical and other support issues. Some checkpoints may feature a mid ride timing mat – please look for the “Timing Point” sign as you arive at the checkpoint and pass over the mat as instructed. Passing through these points helps us to run and time the event more effeciently, so please do use them as directed by our team.

Entry on the Day

You can enter the event on the day, although there is a small surcharge of £5 (so pre entering is recommended). Just arrive before the end of the registration period and pay at the desk.


Go to the registration desk on your arrival. If you’ve pre-entered via the internet or posted your entry, you’ll have a timing chip on an ankle strap to collect at the desk. If you haven’t pre-entered, pay at the desk and a chip will be allocated to you. Collect your colour A4 map at registration also. Next, get yourself ready to ride.

Following the Route

Follow the orange signs and orange ribbons (you will shown samples of these at the ride briefing) regardless of which route distance you are riding. Everybody follows orange. At route divide points, you will see a set of yellow signs, with “Full Route”, “Mid Route” or “Short Route” written on them, pointing in different directions. At this point, follow the right sign for the route you are riding. Once you get beyond the route divide point, you will start following orange signs and ribbons again.

(Please note, in spite of our best efforts, signs can go missing or be tampered with during the course of the day. Make sure you pick up a copy of the route map at event registration, and carry it with you for use if needed. We also send out GPS files to all pre entries prior to the event, so if oyu want ot have the route on your phone or GPS device, sign up online now!)

Food and Drink

Hot and cold food and drink and snacks will be available to purchase from the event centre before and after the ride. (Including our ever popular home made chilli!)