The Hell of the Ashdown
Enter the Hell of the Ashdown
Enter on this website from midnight on 31th October 2014 but you’ll have to be quick off the mark as last time the 1,500 places went very quickly!
To Enter:
1. Click the ‘Enter Hell’ button, above or on the right
2. Complete entry form (Teams/Friends who want to ride together MUST select the same time slot)
3. Click on 'go to Paypal' to pay £30 (or £40.99 if doing the Trainsharp Training programme) entry fee by credit/debit card or through your Paypal a/c
4. After making payment you MUST click on 'return to website' which will complete your registration
5. You will then receive a confirming Email which you MUST print and produce on the day as your ticket to ride
Train Sharp Cycle Coaching Team
Sports Drinks and Nutrition from OTE
Sports Drinks and Nutrition from OTE
For 2015, leading local cycle shop - Sidcup Cycle Centre - will be supplying trained cycle mechanics to assist with any minor problems. They will be positioned at the sign on at Charles Darwin School, The Forest Row feed station and the last stop at the top of Ide Hill. The mechanics will also be doing ‘roving’ services where possible - if you need a mechanic and it is viable to send one to you, you should phone the emergency number at the bottom of the route sheet. Sidcup Cycle Centre will also be on hand to discuss any requirements you may have about new or used bikes - they are main dealers for Cannondale, Merida, and Cube bikes and stock a wide range or Clothes and accessories - support the shops that support the sport, give them a visit - click on the logo for up to date offers!
NEG Outriders on the Hell of the Ashdown

NEG Outriders on the Hell of the Ashdown

New for 2015 - The Hell of the Ashdown will have the full support of NEG (National Escort Group), the UK’s leading motorcycle support riders that have helped at everything from National Races to the Olympic Games, this will give even more support and confidence to any riders that they will have full on the road support. The NEG Riders will rove around the Hell course, giving general assistance to any riders that require help, they will also carry a few inner tubes etc. If you would like to read more about the great job the NEG do please click here

Excellent choice of nutritional food at event!

At the sign on at Charles Darwin School resident cook 'Jan' and her willing team will be supplying a wide range of nurishing food, from Beans on Toast, Hot Pasta Pots, Homemade Soup to refreshing hot and cold drinks! Click here to view "Jan's" mouthwatering HOTA menu for the day!

HOTA Waterbottles - Free draw

Hell of the Ashdown branded waterbottles will be given to riders from a 'FREE' draw, available from the sign on at Charles Darwin School.


All finishers will receive a personalised Certificate with their individual completition time - available when finishing at Charles Darwin School.


Individual photographs will be available direct from Phil O’Connor, a link to his site and how to order can be made by clicking here

Rider help and communcation

If any riders have any difficulty at all they should call for help by dialling the emergency telephone number on the bottom of the route sheet provided for you and also on the base of your individual numbers. This will go through to the headquarters of the Hell of the Ashdown - you should as best as possible describe where you are and what the problem is - the Emergency team will then decide which service is best to sent to you - Either the Sag Wagon; an NEG Outrider or the mobile bike mechanics. If you have had an accident and you require medical service you should initially dial 999 or ask a colleague or friend to do this for you. If you are able after this first course of action to ring the emergency number as well, we will alert any other riders (if possible) to be careful approaching the point you are at.
Charity receiving HOTA payment

Who we give the money to from the event

In 2015 The Hell of the Ashdown is supporting the Leonard Cheshire Disability - Chipstead Lake Home that is fundraising for automatic sliding doors so that service users can open and close their own doors without waiting for assistance. A link to their just giving page is on the right hand column. Last year (2014) our nominated charity for the event was the Chartwell Cancer Trust - above are members of the Catford Cycling Club presenting a cheque for £10,000 to the trustees of the local charity who work in conjunction with Farnborough Hospital