Wiggle French
Revolution
Sportive

Sunday 12th June 2016

Dover / France

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Escaping Britain’s shores if only just for a day is enough to make this event sell out each time it has been held. Built on the foundations of France’s celebrated love of cycling, the French Revolution is a teasing taster of what life is like riding on the other side of the English Channel.

This European trip takes the sting out of independently planning cycling abroad, as we’ll take care of everything on this ride to ensure you enjoy your day and get the most out of the fast-paced sportive setting. From meeting en masse in Dover with the other riders, to getting a group escort onto the boat, to guiding you around the picturesque, quaint and signposted wilderness of northern France to getting you back again – all is included as part of the package.

Upon arrival in Calais, you’ll head out along the cliff-top coast roads that test the legs straight away – you’ll climb to a vantage point so high that on a good day, you can see back to England set against a backdrop of the ever-busy to-and-fro of boats and ships sailing on the Channel. Before long, up turns to down, and you’ll be employing your best descending technique to drop into Escalles – and don’t forget this fiercely steep hill as it’ll be the last thing you have to conquer before reaching the finish line later in the day.

Dropping into the Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale, a counter-clockwise loop ensues as you ride through pretty and sleepy French villages like Caffiers, Fiennes and Bazinghen. Many of the back roads that connect these communes are littered with grape fields and small farms – but best of all, nearly no cars – at no point will you forget you’re in France.

You will then have a perfectly flat 7 miles run into the finish which will be at Calais Ferry port itself. A finishers medal will be given to you before you board the next ferry back to Dover with your sense of adventure and exploring spirit fulfilled. Food and showers will be available on the Ferry.

Note: Riders must have a valid EU passport and travel insurance. Sorry but no Under 16s for this ride.

The event is limited to 800 riders and sold out in 1 week in 2015 so book early to avoid disappointment!

Ferry tickets can only be used on the day of the event on scheduled ferries and not used on any other day.

All riders MUST be back in time to catch the 5:15pm Ferry.

Ticket price includes the ferry crossings.

This event is NOT included in the 10% off sale.

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
  • T-shirt & medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
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Enter: Wiggle French Revolution Sportive

Course GPS GPX Rating Price Book
Epic
74 Miles

Garmin

GPX File

6/10
£70
Standard
59 Miles

Garmin

GPX File

5/10
£70

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Key Information

Online pre-entry

Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £3.00 per person vs. entering on the day. Online pre-entry will save you time on the day of the event allowing you to simply pick up your registration pack from the Pre entered registration points. Please note: If an event reaches its capacity we will have to close the event to riders wanting to enter on the day. It is therefore best to pre enter online to avoid disappointment!

On the day entry

On the day entries are available at all our events as long as the event has not sold out prior to the event day. On the day entries are subject to an additional £3.00 per person surcharge. Payment can be made with cash or cheque. You can fill out an entry form when you arrive at the event. One entry form must be completed per person. Wiggle Customers will not be able to receive any loyalty discounts on the day.

Awards

Although all our rides are non competitive events (i.e. not races), most people still like to know how well they've done. With this in mind we will time each participants ride. When you complete your ride your time will be calculated and these timings, along with the timing Award you achieved, will be displayed on the Website. Each rider will receive a timing award of either; bronze, silver or gold, depending on their average speed. Of course, some riders aren't bothered about all these awards and just cycle for the experience and stunning scenery.

Event photography by SportivePhoto

SportivePhoto will be taking pictures of all riders at this event. Please visit www.sportivephoto.com once you have taken part in the event to view your photos!

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing an event entry you agree to the UK Cycling Events terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions can be read here.

*Distances are approximate

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Maps & Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 74 Miles, , Rating: 6/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 59 Miles, , Rating: 5/10
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