The event is usually heavily oversubscribed so we have a facility for you to see how your entry stands, just check the Shaftesbury website (http://www.ShaftesburyCC.co.uk) for latest list of entrants. For men who haven't beaten 1:58 you should check before you enter.
Last year the men closed on 1:54:39 and the 15th reserve entered with 1:58:34. The 18 women's entry times ranged from 1:51:37 to 2:16:17
This year it's something spectacular! Men's entries range from 1:37:19 to 1:51:30 with the 15 reserves going from 1:51:32 to 1:53:01. Women's entries go from 1:52:39 to 2:06:22.
Unfortunately that meant 98 of the 204 entries had to be returned, disappointing a lot of riders.