The Santa Ride South Sportive is your chance to get that last cycle ride in before Christmas. Join us on one of three routes, for a festive spin around Hampshire.
Heading out from Farnborough, riders won’t be the only things taking off as they glide past Farnborough Airport before taking on their own adventure for the day.
The first village riders come across is Church Crookham, a mainstay for the event that is the first and last place riders pass on the day’s riding. Further up the road, the day’s short distance riders will turn off at Crondall as they head south to Dippenhall before turning back to the finish in Farnborough.
Pushing along through the country lanes of Hampshire, riders will come to their second airbase of the day as they pass RAF Odiham, a historic base for American and British fighter pilots during the second world war.
The history doesn’t stop there for riders as they head into Odiham village centre. Once a royal haunt for the likes of King John and King Henry III, Odiham castle overlooks riders as they head west out of the civil parish.
Not long after departing from Odiham the Epic riders depart as they look to tackle the extra 16 miles that separates them from the Standard riders. The longer ride also tackles nearly 33% more elevation with Epic riders recording 3336ft of vertical gain, compared to 2246ft of the Standard practitioners.
Epic riders tackle the meandering country lanes as they delve into Medstead, before taking on the rolling countryside, which just like your favourite mulled wine, give this winter warmer a little kick.
After passing through Lasham, Epic riders rejoin their Standard rider counterparts as they start the journey back to Farnborough. From here you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a simple ride home but several lumps lie between you and that gratifying finish line.
With just 5 miles to go, both Epic and Standard patrons face the last challenge as they peak the day’s final climb before a gentle coasting into Farnborough for a well-earned hot drink.
Sportive Photo take professional quality photos of our riders at all of our events throughout the year. For the Santa Ride South Sportive they are offering a free photo download to each rider, just because it's Christmas. We will send you an email after the event as soon as the photos are ready.
Enter 4 or more riders into an event and only pay £28 per person
Total based on the £35 route.
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. Valid ID will be requested on the day.
A 20% discount will be applied automatically at checkout when you enter 4 (four) or more riders into a single event. This offer does not apply to the Wattbike No Excuses events, the MBR Demo Day, Brewin Dolphin Velo Club tickets and the UKCE Le Classique French Sportive. Mates Rates do not apply to any Late Entry offers.
Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £5.00 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!
Online entry closes on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 1pm
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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 £5.00 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.
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.
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!
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Route distances and elevations are approximate and subject to change. Changes can be due to road closures or for safety reasons. Any changes will be kept to a minimum where possible.