It's a short blast from the start down to turn 1 from the start, and the road almost doubles back on itself, with a tight left hand turn. Riders should stay inside the white line as they approach the corner as there can be oncoming traffic.
You are turning into Hurst lane - there isn't usually anything coming, but be ready keep in if the marshall or riders in front shout to keep in.
Hurst lane between corner 1 and 2 is narrow and has deep ditches in places so if you meet oncoming traffic they may not be able to pull over much to let the bunch through.
Please don't shout at other road users: the local community have been supportive of the race, but this could change and threaten the race if people feel threatened or abused.
There is a little chicane into turn 2 with the road bending left, then right - shown below:
the approach to turn 2
Looking South down the B3390 from turn 2
The corner itself isn't as tight as corner 1, but traffic volumes on the road you're turning onto are much higher, and they're often travelling at high speed down the straight.
Oncoming northbound traffic is a particular hazard, so riders must keep in as they come round: there have been some near misses here over the years, and a head on collision here could easily be serious.
Turn 2 is probably the most dangerous part of the course, and riders (especially lone riders / 2's and 3's who have been dropped by the bunch) must be prepared to stop if instructed to do so by the marsalls.
Is the less tight than the other two, but it is not always possible to see if there is oncoming traffic, so riders must be prepared to keep in if instructed to do so by the marshall.
The final straight
Can be quick, and is too narrow for a full bunch sprint with everyone involved: if you want to contest the sprint you need to be well positioned before the turn. Great care must be taken if trying to pass in the final straight as riders forced into the verges have nowhere to go.