Wiggle Southern
Rough Ride

Saturday 27th February 2016

West Sussex

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Wiggle Southern Rough Ride

You might struggle to find an event that can promise to kick-start your cycling season in such a fashion quite like the Wiggle Southern Rough Ride MTB sportive – a classic start-of-season off-road event that is based in the heart of the South Downs in Sussex and explores all of the best descents in the area.

Notably, these exciting drops are in Amberley, Arundel and Steyning on an undulating course that is rarely testing by offering any major climbs but adds up smaller inclines to make for a challenging day in the saddle all the same.

You’ll start your off-road day on the bike in Amberley and head out straight onto the hills, taking in rural farm roads and scenic trails out towards Burpham. Avoiding the sharp gradient around Perry Hill, you’ll skirt around this on fairer terrain as you follow trails that head east, with the main loop forming a large anti-clockwise adventure that heads as far south as Findon, near Worthing, before linking up with the South Downs Way.

Once you’re past Findon, the Steyning Bowl and Round Hill make for a welcome section of up-and-down fast technical descents and testing climbs. The contour lines on the map get closer and closer thereafter, as some parts of the course around here are steep but very rewarding.

As soon as these hillier parts are conquered, it’s back onto the South Downs Way and out towards Amberley. The last few miles point directly downhill for an easy, yet frantic, fast final push towards the finish line.

Parking at this venue is very limited. Please car share where possible

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 The Wiggle Southern Rough Ride:

Course GPS GPX Rating Price Book
Epic
34 Miles

Garmin

GPX File

4/5
£35 BUY NOW
Standard
28 Miles

Garmin

GPX File

3.5/5
£35 BUY NOW
Short
15 Miles

Garmin

GPX File

3/5
£26 BUY NOW

Kids Ride for Free!

Please Note: Children under 16 must ride with paying adult, valid ID is required.

UNDER 16 ONLY
£0 BUY NOW

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Kids ride Free!

We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult!

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 collection point' and avoid having to queue up. Please note: if a 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
Dist: 34 Miles, , Rating: 4/5
Route: Standard - GPX File
Dist: 28 Miles, , Rating: 3.5/5
Route: Short - GPX File
Dist: 15 Miles, , Rating: 3/5
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