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Event Venue: Dover Ferry Port -
Check in is at:
Dover, CT15 5DL
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 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 – but don’t forget this 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.
After the last climb back to Calais, you'll have a perfectly flat 7-mile run to the finish, which is at the 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.
- Route: Epic
- Distance: 74 Miles
- Route: Standard
- Distance: 60 Miles
PLEASE NOTE: Riders must have a valid EU passport and travel insurance. You will be required to provide your passport and travel insurance details prior to the event. We will typically send out a request two weeks before the event. Failure to provide us with the requested information will mean we can't process your travel itinerary and you will not be able to board the ferry.
Sorry but no Under 16s for this ride.
The event is limited to 800 riders. There are no on the day entries available.
Ferry tickets can only be used on the day of the event on scheduled ferries and not used on any other day.
Please be aware that due to ferry times, it will be an early start in Dover however you have time to relax on the ferry with a cup of tea and croissant!
All riders MUST get back to the Port of Calais in time to catch the last Ferry.
Hot food and showers will be available on the Ferry.
Ticket price includes the ferry crossings.
Times and Awards
Times and 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 our results page. 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.
What our customers say about us
Had one amazing experience. My first 100 miles on the bike in amazing route, friendly staff. Really recommend UK cycling events. Can not wait for the next one.
Just completed the Eye up in Rippon the Standard absolutely brilliant well organised and good signage. Have done a few e events this year. 2020 I will be in my 80th year so looking forward to taking part in UK Cycling Events.
Superb organisation and in ride support. The New Forest event was the best-organised event I completed in 2019
well organised event. The new forest route was stunning with beautiful wild life on the way
Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills, all well signposted and a lovely atmosphere. The marshalls & staff deserve a special thank you for standing out for hours in truly gruesome weather. The feed station was well stocked with all needs catered for, the bike wash stocked up with Muc-off products and the soup at the end were the icing on the cake. Southwell racecourse had brilliant facilities. Shame about the weather being freezing cold & sooo wet but totally worth it, had a lot of fun. Thank you to all involved.
Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.
I completed the Ay Up Yorkshire this weekend. The EPIC course was my first 100mile ride, and I really enjoyed the challenge. The big climbs are close enough to home to give them another go!
Really well-organised, excellent course signs, and great to see medical support available out one the course.😀👍
I went on the Box Hill sportive. It was a very well organized event, with marshals at the busiest junctions and signage at every junction, plus feed stations. There was a proper start/finish line with chip timing. The route was downloadable in advance as a .gpx file. Very nice scenery in the surrey hills area of outstanding natural beauty.
A great day out with great staff and well planned.
I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on Sunday; the guys were absolutely amazing. We had several issues en route including punctures, cramps, a crash and ever-decreasing morale, but these guys supported us right to the bitter end and got us through the epic course. I have never attended such a well-organised event; even the signage was spot on. So well done and thank you!