Figure Of Hate | the most brutal, beautiful cycling race in Sang et D’Or
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18 AUGUST 2019

Registration opens 01.11.2018

Entries are limited

Reverse Route for 2019

ROUTE

Probably one of the hardest sportives in the World; There are two routes; 95K long with 2500m of climbing, or the full-fat 195K, with 5000m of climbing. You will cycle up Tour de France HC and Cat 1 climbs and ride on near-deserted roads that are as brutal as they are beautiful.

First Loop  AXAT – STE.COLOMBE – COL DE JAU – MOSSET – MOLITG LES BAINS – COL DE ROQUE JALERE – SOURNIA – LE VIVIER – CAUDIES DE FENOUILLEDES – AXAT

Second Loop AXAT – GESSE – ROUZE – MIJANES – PORT DE PAILHERES – LA FAJOLLE – MERIAL – JOUCOU – MARSA – AXAT

TIMES

Here are the timings for the 2018 F8 Challenge

Everyone that finishes the Figure of Hate should call themselves a hero.

95k
No. Name Time
100 Bent Skov 4.37.29
101 Martin Stirk 4.02.18
102 Sarah Thomas DNS
103 Mark Stariha 4.59.13
104 Greg Beythien 7.03.05
105 Nic Budd 7.03.08
106 Janne Kroglund 6.26.14
107 Per Gravgaard Sorensen 5.24.42
108 Greg Philpot 6.05.28
109 Colin Flahive 6.21.50
110 Henry Gaskin 5.03.05
111 Ed Janicki 4.59.11
112 Jayne Doye DNS
113 Dave Moores 4.59.10
114 Marie-Claude Baars 5.08.55
115 Geoff Baars 5.08.56
116 Joe De-Ville 5.23.54
117 Stephane Mounie 5.01.40
118 Sioned Kendal 5.44.58
119 Knud Juul Jensen 4.10.16
120 Siobhan Kelly 6.20.45
121 Katherine James DNS
122 Michael McGrath 4.53.56
123 Rick Austin 4.21.43
124 Jonny Kendall 4.03.17
125 David Martimort 3.59.57
126 Marcus Chesney 5.13.34
127 Dew Arfon Jones 5.07.01
128 Mat Shaylor 4.08.52
129 Mike Castle 5.00.46
130 Kris Auer 4.08.51
131 Amber Auer 4.08.49
132 Liliane Roksnoer DNF
133 Roger Radford DNF
134 Sian Davies 5.08.54
135 Leo Scheltinga 4.16.01
136 Grant Young 4.57.56
137 Andy Green 8.23.19
138 Jean-Lin Roig 7.05.00
139 Chris Mann DNS
140
141 Justin Kendal 8.23.26
142 Kemp Cannons 5.25.30
143 Pip Cannons 6.01.15
144 Jo Underwood 4.39.34
195k
No. Name  Time
101 Martin Stirk 8.43.49
103 Mark Stariha 11.22.08
113 Dave Moores 11.22.08
114 Marie-Claude Baars 10.54.38
115 Geoff Baars 10.54.39
119 Knud Juul Jensen 8.58.29
125 David Martimort 8.31.34
127 Dew Arfon Jones 11.22.08
128 Mat Shaylor 9.33.06
130 Kris Auer 8.55.55
131 Amber Auer 8.55.56
135 Leo Scheltinga 9.08.13
139 Chris Mann DNS
144 Jo Underwood 9.21.10

WHERE TO STAY

The historically famous cities of Carcassonne & Perpignan are 1 hour – 60km from the start. The towns of Limoux, Quillan, Estagel, Couiza are nearer still and of course Axat also has a small number of auberges and other accommodation. For tourist information click here.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Both routes start and finish in the picturesque village of Axat and the routes features the famous Tour de France climbs, Port de Pailheres and Col de Jau. Stunning scenery is in abundance on every kilometre. The two distances feature the following:

95K: Two feed stations on route, lunch in Axat, goody bag.

195K: Four feed stations on route, lunch in Axat, goody bag.

All entrants will receive a Goody Bag.

The full 2018 album can be found here.

HOW TO GET HERE

Airports: Carcassonne, Perpignan, Toulouse, Girona, Barcelona,
Beziers & Montpellier.
Trains: Perpignan & Carcassonne.

Ferry: Dover – Calais Portsmouth – Le Havre

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Your Bike: Correct gearing for HC climbs, minimum one spare inner tube and a puncture repair kit. All riders need to have lights for the main 195K route

Your Needs: Weather can change rapidly in the mountains;

Windproof/waterproof jacket & crash helmet

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on 02.01.18

Register now

MEDICAL

You will need a current cycle racing licence or a letter from your doctor stating you are fit for cycle competition. This is law in France.

This certificate must be dated within one year of the event and it must mention ‘Cycle Competition’.

You also need to bring your signed T&C’s and Withdrawal Policy.

Terms & Conditions

Routes will be signposted with arrows and you will be provided with a laminated route map however participants should familiarise themselves with the course.  Those entering the 195K route need to have front and rear lights. Medical certificate / Racing License is needed by all participants. F8 is open to all participants of both sexes over 18 years of age. You need to have a valid medical certificate or a federation racing licence. Respect of the French Rules of the Road applies. F8 is a non competitive leisure ride on asphalt roads. The route is open to traffic and therefore all Rules of the Roads apply. All cyclists must carry a puncture repair kit and other essential tools for small repairs during the ride. Cancellation of the Event: Should the event be cancelled for reasons of force majeure, the amount paid to the organisation will not be refunded. Riding the Figure of Hate Sportive: Each participant acknowledges that he/she has read, approved and therefore accepted all terms and conditions and regulations.  Guarantees correct behaviour before, during and after the event.  Declares good physical health and has undergone a medicinal examination for this leisure cycling event. Consents to the use of his/her provided date, grants the organisers full use as permitted by law, including for profit all video footage, photographs, etc taken during the event.  The organisation and its partners accept no responsibility for accidents or damage to persons or property that may occur before, during or after the event or as a result thereof.  Moreover, the organisation serves the right to exclude from the event any cyclists who are guilty of misconduct before, during and after the event. The organisation do not supply insurance of any description and recommend that each participant has health and travel insurance if you are from outside France. The F8 Sportive is run by ARB promotions in conjunction with ARB Cycling Club. It is a non profit making organisation, all profits are donated to a designated charity, and 2019 will be World Bicycle Relief.  Withdrawal Policy 2019:  there will be no refund for cancellations or withdrawals, but you can ask for your entry to be kept for one year.

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