Real thanks goes to Catford CC, the original club that puts in the graft with committed volunteering. Some are in their 70s standing on lanes for 5 hours so riders have a safe ride.

#heros Paul Tuohy, CEO Cyclng UK 2019

It’s one of the best run sportives you can do in the South Good ride today at Hell of The Ashdown, perfect weather. Leg stinger with 2000 Metres of Climb over 107km

Richard Carrington Coach 2019

That was brutal today, but great fun

Steve Murrell 2019

Fun day out in 'Hell' today, thanks

Anonymous 2019

Birthday ride Tough day in the saddle today, the climbs were relentless. It was called The Hell of the Ashdown and they weren’t lying. Well done and thanks for keeping me going.

Richard Runs 2019

Much more social Hell of the Ashdown sportive this year but no less brutal! Amazing weather, seriously tough but great route and top organisation as ever by the HOTA team - thank you!

Gazley Bourne 2019

What a day.. #helloftheashdown recce with @dirtywknd crew and what a crew it is.. superb route as always awesome weather and just overall a WICKED day of over 1800metre of climbing in 107km.. dead legs didnt help. Thank to bassobikes for the best bikes

Steven Bymerfit 2019

A tough old day, hilliest ride of all time. Thank you for solid company

Ian Powell 2019

Hell of the Ashdown. 66.6 miles of rolling Kent Hills with some steep climbs in glorious spring sunshine. Thank you @hell.ashdown I loved it.

Inspired Runner 2019

Great day yesterday doing my first cycling sportive. 160km total if you count the cycle out and back from Peckham. Not bad for only my second actual road ride of 2019. Some steep hills and epic country roads on my longest ride to date. 6+ hours in the saddle has my legs a little on the sore side today.

Hunter Movement 2019

Yesterday was the infamous Hell of the Ashdown and what a beautiful day for it. We had Al, Stephen and Marian representing the club at the event. The day did not go without incident though, Al suffered a mechanical just before the last 2 climbs having to finish the day with a broken pedal! All still smiles though!

Velosport CC 2019

Some serious climbing in yesterday’s #helloftheashdown. Well organised and marshalled event

Gazp 1973 2019

'If there’s a hell below, we're all gonna go.' #helloftheashdown with a fantastic crew of #pengecc pengistas today. Now if only Garmin and Strava could fix themselves so I can prove that it actually frogging happened.

B Bryant, Penge CC - 2019

Sunny day in the lanes for @hell.ashdown on the steel steed. Warm muddy, a couple of small fords, hard work, great fun. Fantastic marshalling from #catfordcc as ever. #helloftheashdown #ashdownforest #cyclingsportive #wintermiles

Alex Hamilton 2019

Well done to all of those who took part in today's @hell.ashdown Always a good way to start the year (spring) off

Peckham CC 2019

Well done to all of those who took part in today's @hell.ashdown Always a good way to start the year (spring) off

Peckham CC 2019

It did something devilish to my legs

Will Armatige 2019

That was brutal today, but great fun

SMP - London 2019

We did it!! Hell of The Ashdown conquered...with an extra 6 mile detour1 72 miles, 4hrs 48mins, 6634 ft climbing - loved it

Nicola Glibbery 2019

It’s a chilly early start for us at this years Catford CC Hell of the Ashdown sportive, where we are on hand with full mechanical support at the start line and two stops on route. #helloftheashdown

Panagua Bikes - West Wickham 2019

Good work people! Sheppey Velo have put on a handful of local TTs and that takes some effort. Doing a full sportive is something we would love to do in the future. Kudos to all involved. See you tomorrow Natman Wood,

Sheppey Velo 2019

Great event again. Thank you Catford CC see you next year for my 4th year. Best run sportive and Marshalls.

Steve Hammond 2019