H50/8: Bentley-Chawton-Farnham 50 miles
By: J Parker
Start at a point in the lead out onto the A31 from the lay-by on the south side at the commencement of the Bentley by-pass, approximately 800 yards west of the Bull Public House on the north side of the A31 and 5 yards beyond the last but one drain grating and 25 yards short of the large road direction sign marked Bentley ½m'. Proceed (Care) to join the A31 and continue to go westwards along the Bentley by-pass through Froyle to the Holybourne roundabout, keep to the left hand lane road markings. Taking the first exit left and continue straight on (M1) along the A31 to the Chawton roundabout. (turn) Circle the roundabout ((M2, M3, M4) (Check) and take the fourth exit to retrace along the A31 to the Holybourne roundabout. (Great care, fast approach, vehicles on your right). Take the second exit (M5) and keeping on the A31 and continue via the Bentley by-pass to the Farnham roundabout at the junction with the A325. (Great care needed). Circle the roundabout (M6, M7, M8) (Check) and take the fourth exit to retrace along the A31 to go pass the start point. REPEAT AS FOLLOWS. Holybourne roundabout. Chawton roundabout. (Turn) Holybourne roundabout Farnham roundabout. (Turn) . Continue through the start point to the Holybourne roundabout (Final turn). Through the start point. Holybourne roundabout. (Final turn) circle this roundabout (M8, M9, M10)(Check) take the fourth exit to retrace along the A.31 to the Bentley by-pass Continue along the by-pass (A.31) to a point just beyond the Start point that is on the south side of the dual carriageway and 150yards beyond the road exit from Bentley Village on the North side 707yards short of the Gravel Hill Road cross roads where finish.
Marshals referred to in this course description (M1, M2) etc may be provided solely to indicate the course direction. They have no role whatsoever in the risk assessment itself.
Traffic Flows: Organisers to carry out Traffic Counts during ALL events and submit to LWDC together with the results.
Course Restrictions: None
Course History: Fatal accident during time trial in 2015 involving motor vehicle and competitor. No blame was attached to the competitor. Vehicle driver was subsequently convicted of and imprisioned for causing death by dangerous driving.