STRAVA ~ L'Etacq 10 Time
The race HQ for this course is alongside the finish
line at L'Etacq Car Park, but the start is at the top of
Hydrangea Avenue. Leaving the red post box, embedded in
the wall, at the top of the hill, you descend down in to St
Ouen's Bay and fire south, along the Five Mile Road until you
get to the car park at the foot of La Pulente, and 15k TT start
Turn behind the
manhole cover in the middle of the road, to retrace your wheel
tracks back north. Don't worry, it's not you! The
head wind you had on the way out will somehow still be a
headwind on the way back!
Big Lee Wells ~ Focussing on the job in hand
Photo ~ Sam Goulding
Fight your way to the
foot of Hydrangea, turn left and head out to L'Etacq.
Staying left, go around the headland to climb out of Stinky Bay.
Take the first right to drop back down the hill and scream all
the way back to L'Etacq Car Park.
The finish is at the
Give Way sign, around 50 metres before the junction.
There are three
significant EFR ~ Segments
on this course...
Segment 1 covers the 5 mile TT run in
Segment 2 covers the 5 mile TT run out
Segment 3 covers run in and out of L'Etacq; the Stinky
Due to the current "constraints" on Strava's
algorithms, out and back courses raise a few anomalies, which
are to be addressed in the fullness of time. The course
record for this event (at time of publication) sits at 21:18.
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Health & Safety
In this, sadly, more
litigious world in which we now find ourselves, there has to be
a Health and Safety narrative, to protect us all from those less
cerebrally gifted than ourselves. At all times you
are responsible for your own actions or inactions.
have a right to ride your bicycle on the roads, but with that
right comes obligations. Many of our segments are
reflections of intervals or routes we've used for the last
twenty-five years. Over the years, some have been modified
to remove junctions, pedestrian crossings, or sections where
building development has changed the risk profile.
is your obligation to ensure you do not put yourself, your
riding companions or any other road users, in your immediate
vicinity, in any danger whatsoever. There is always
tomorrow. Ride safe, ride sensibly and be responsible for
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