Date: 31st December 2016

Start/Finish: The Coach House, Mays Farm Estate, Lower Wick Street, Selmeston, East Sussex, BN26 6TS > arrive at the venue from 8am, rider briefing at 08:30, ride starts at 08:45. There is parking available or the nearest train station is Berwick (approximately 1.5miles).

After party: 16:00 to 00:30 – The Coach House, Mays Farm Estate, Lower Wick Street, Selmeston, East Sussex, BN26 6TS

The Event and After Party

This is the 5th and final year of running the WHITE CHALK HILLS ULTRACROSS and for added shonky shenanigans I have booked The Coach House on the Mays Farm Estate for the after party.

50 (ish) miles over varied terrain, on Cyclocross bikes*, mostly off road and on the South Downs from Selmeston to Eastbourne via Beddingham and Firle and back again. Unsanctioned and irreverent, pointless even, the WHITE CHALK HILLS ULTRACROSS has always been FREE OF CHARGE, however since I am incurring additional costs for the venue I appeal to you to donate what you can on a pay as you feel basis, there is no need to send any more than £5 – you are welcome to give this to me as a cheque with your postcard entry (payable to Mark Tearle), via paypal or with cash on the day.

If you wish to stay over, there is limited, and very basic, accommodation available in the Coach House – basic means the floor and you will need to bring your own bivvy kit. The venue does have a wood burning stove and access to toilet facilities. There are 10 spaces available and this will be on a first come first served basis – if you are planning to enter and stay over please email in the first instance to secure your space on the floor.


Courtesy of Charlotte Burrough Events there will be a curry buffet:

Chicken Curry with Rice

Vegetarian Curry with Rice

Poppadom Naan bread Mango chutney, pickled limes and extra chillies for those who want to increase the heat.

Salted caramel brownies and banana loaf

Tea and Coffee Station

Price per head £20.00 – Pre booking is essential

See below regarding how to book. Again, you can pass me the money via a cheque or paypal, or Charlotte has said that she is happy for you to pay cash on the day.

How to enter:

Not a Race, not a Sportive, you don’t get a special medal for turning up – usual rules apply.

To enter please send a postcard with the following details:

Email Address**

And complete the following sentence “I would like to ride the WHITE CHALK HILLS ULTRACROSS because…”

Catering: YES/NO [delete as appropriate]

Address your entry postcard to :

10 Bell Banks Road, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2AH

Closing date for receipt of postcard will be Wednesday 30 November 2016. Entries limited to 60, send your postcard early to avoid disappointment.


Paypal to, or cheque payable to Mark Tearle > please add your name and email address in the comment box or the back of the cheque, this will be matched to your postcard entry.

*Cyclocross bikes with 33/700c tyres is proper, but MTBs allowed. Extra kudos for Single Speed.

**Entry and route to be confirmed via email.

If you have any questions please send an email to