Big Tim's Big Day Out

Cycle Sportive, Ardingly – Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

Event Overview

Big Tim’s Big Day Out – a cycle sportive in memory of Tim Stevens and a way for all local South East cyclists to donate to the Royal Marsden Hospital charity.

For those who knew Tim, this day will bring you all together again, and for those who didn’t know Tim, read more here, watch the video and be inspired to ride. Or to just donate anyway, visit the JustGiving page

Read Tim's Obituary in Cyling Weekly

About Big Tim’s Big Day Out

Event Details

Big Tim’s Big Day Out is a ride of 90km – the Grande - or a ride of 50km – the Cortado. Created by none other than Sean Yates, both rides start and finish at the South of England Showground at Ardingly and head off towards the Ashdown Forest to take in some classic local climbs. The route splits at Splaynes Green, the Grande heading south through some rolling terrain to Ringmer before heading back north. The Cortado takes a slightly easier route back to Ardingly, but beware, both routes have a sting in the tail...

The route split at Splaynes Green (29.7km) will have a water station, and there will be a feed station at Chailey School at 63.2km on the Grande route. The team at Chailey School have very kindly allowed us to use their facilities for free, so please respect the environment if you do stop there.

Or you can come along for the food and drink and know that your entrance fee will go towards the Royal Marsden Charity.

MamaC will have her Airstream Caravan at the Showground with food for all finishers as well as other offerings to purchase, and the BeerMe Belgian brewery will provide a beer for all riders and a pop-up bar. Electronic multi-point chip timing, super-fast registration make for a great day on the road. Enter now on the British Cycling website

Pick up your ticket for food/beer/soft drink from the timing HQ.

Big Tim

Big Tim's Big Day Out

Chailey School

Feed Station - Chailey School

After Party

Fantastic local band The Straw Dogs have been booked to entertain you from 13:00 hrs at the after party at the Ardingly Showground.

To pick up your free food and beer after your ride, you'll need to collect your ride-time ticket from the timing HQ and present that to MamaC for food and BeerMe for beer. More food and beer will be available to purchase to see you through the party!

Please note that on the day entries are not available for this event. This is because your entry fee includes food and a beer after your ride, and the caterers need advance numbers. Please enter in advance on the British Cycling website.


The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

For a future beyond cancer.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money solely to support The Royal Marsden, a world-leading cancer centre. They ensure their nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments, which are used across the UK and around the world.

From funding state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking research, to creating the very best patient environments, they will never stop looking for ways to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Further Information

Mechanical Support

Mechanical support is kindly donated by our good friends at In-Gear Cycles of Forest Row.

The In-Gear mechanic will be available before the ride and will be out at the feed station should you need a tweak.


Hotel Accommodation

The Holiday Inn London Gatwick are offering preferential terms for Big Tims Big Day Out Participants.

Holiday Inn, Crabbett Park, Turners hill Road, Worth, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4SS

Use Code: SSC Cycling Event

£90 Per double / twin room

Breakfast, WIFI & Parking for 1 vehicle.

Must be booked by the 3rd August 2019 to receive this rate.

Big Tim's Big Day Out - Ardingly - Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

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Route and GPS Files

Big Tim's Big Day Out - Ardingly - Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

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