Group Entries

As advertised, there is a 10% discount for groups of over 6 and under 10.For groups over this size you will need to complete further entries.

To use the group entry facility

Allocate someone to enter for all riders, he/she will have to pay the fees for all riders, they will also have to provide the telephone number for each person to enable them to receive the SMS message. The allocated person will receive ALL PACKS for the riders they have entered and will need to distribute these to all the other members of their group.

Closing date for entries

The final closing date for entries is the 6th February 2023. We close then as we have to administer sending out the entries and complying with H&S regulations etc. No entries will be taken after this date due to insurance restrictions,

Before the event

On your entry being accepted you will receive an Entry Confirmation, together with your allocated Time Slot, Emergency Contact Details. Also included will be links to Parking Instructions, theRoute Sheet and the Riders' Agreement.

It is therefore vital that the Email that you have used to enter is correct.

Starting the ride

Departure starts at 8.00am and goes on through to 10.30am. It is important to stick to your allocated departure time because only a limited number of riders can set off together – there will be plenty of opportunities to regroup with friends during the ride.

You will be asked to wait in a holding area and then called into a waiting area. At the appropriate time you will be then move forward into the departure area. Please listen to the starter’s instructions whilst waiting to start. When you roll over the matting, your timing will start.

Check & Feed Points

There are two indoor feed/check points on the route. First after 31 miles at the Ashdown Forest Centre and the second after 53miles at the Scout Hut in Sevenoaks Weald. Be sure to cross the timing mats at these locations. Both Feed/Check points will be well sign posted.

Mechanics will be on hand at the Ashdown Forest Centre.

There will be a range of foods (bananas, energy bars, cakes etc) and drinks at no cost to riders.


Please be on your best cycling behaviour on the ride, obey the highway code, be courteous to other road uses and riders, don’t drop litter. If you need to take a natural break please do so as not to cause offence to others. The route will be fully sign posted and you will be helped by some 60 marshals (in high viz jackets) on the course together with NEG motorbike marshals.

The route is very demanding with a lot of climbing; very fit riders can finish in under 4 hours others could take 7 hours or more.

SMS update of position

Registered riders who complete the Hell of the Ashdown 2023 and have gone through all of the checkpoints on the course will receive a text update congratulating them on their achievement, together with the recorded time for the event. Any queries on time should be addressed to the Head of Registration, who can be found in the main hall.


On your return to the HQ be sure to go over the finishing line/mat in order to register your finishing time, which will be forwarded to you via a SMS message. So please ensure that you have included your mobile phone number onto your entry form. Full results will be available on the HOTA website within 48 hours.