Cycling Weekly
Wiltshire Wildcat
Sportive

Saturday 12th March 2016

Salisbury

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Cycling Weekly Wiltshire Wildcat

An early-season sportive test lays in wait in the Cycling Weekly Wildcat, which criss-crosses the Medieval drovers’ trails the area is famous for, passes through numerous Saxon villages and offers magnificent views across the Dorset Downs, all in a day’s riding.

Starting out from Salisbury Racecourse, the beginning of the ride is easy going, albeit following roads that are lined along a slight uphill rise, before you face the toughest climb of the day early on. After passing the outskirts of Charlton, the climb through Donhead Hollow is always tricky as it’s steep and drawn out, but get this over with and you’re climb-free for a while yet.

The ensuing sections of the Cycling Weekly Wildcat can be described as free-flowing, as the action takes place on rolling roads that won’t trouble your legs, with the occasional small peak to tackle here and there. Epic riders split at Bedchester and head out on a loop towards Stour Provost, West Orchard and Hammon before joining the route around Sutton Waldron.

Here, another climb waits just before you pass through the village, which again is steep but can be despatched quickly – and as just reward, the following roads are smooth and easy as only one more minor climb separates you and the finish line. For now it’s just a case of ticking off the miles as you enjoy the quiet countryside back roads that link the sleepy rural villages together.

As you approach the end of the ride, one last small hill challenge will test tired legs in the hilly section leading up to Coombe Bissett, but the sloping roads should be easy to deal with as you power your way back to race base for a well-deserved finisher’s medal.

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If you would like to help out for the day or ride the event for free in exchange for helping out for a few hours in the morning then please get in touch: helpers@ukcyclingevents.co.uk

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Event Details:

Date
Saturday 12th March 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Salisbury Racecourse
Netherhampton
Salisbury
SP2 8PN
Registration Opens
7:40am
Start Time
8.00am - 9:30am

Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finish medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

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Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 83 Miles, , Rating: 9/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 68 Miles, , Rating: 7/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 41 Miles, , Rating: 6/10

Event Video

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ROUTE OPTIONS:

Event Details:

Date
Saturday 12th March 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Salisbury Racecourse
Netherhampton
Salisbury
SP2 8PN
Registration Opens
7:40am
Start Time
8.00am - 9:30am

Event Includes:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finish medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities
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