Orro MagnifiCat Sportive
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Orro MagnifiCat Sportive

Saturday 17th August 2019

Venue: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Celebrating its 13th year in 2019, The MagnifiCat sportive has gained the reputation of a prestigious event with a fierce pedigree and formidable challenge. Forging the rolling Hampshire countryside and classic climbs on the South Downs as one, this event is one of a carefully picked few that many cyclists aim to tick off the ‘to do’ list.

The longest route of the MagnifiCat – one of our oldest events – spans 126 miles and will drag you over more than 6,500ft (2,000m) of hill climbing action. Based on the UCI European Golden Bike Events model, the route is a simple anti-clockwise loop that begins in Newbury.

There’s enough climbing action in this ride to keep your legs turning over – and the most challenging of them all can be despatched first of all as the long stretch from Combe to Ibthorpe is up first. Once this is over with, you’ll plunge back down to the level from which you’ve just climbed, before another steep test for the legs just after the 20-mile marker.

The terrain tends to settle after this for a while, albeit with consistent rolling roads, but there are more great climbs to come. In fact, there are nine major climbs in all on this route.

Moving around the western outskirts of Andover, you’ll pass over the top of Winchester and head south, stretching out the loop until it’s time to head north and back towards the Basingstoke and Deane district. Don’t be deceived by the lack of climbs on this part of the route – there’s enough here to make for a fast and technical sportive, well worth ticking off the list.

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Times & Certificates

Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page

What else do you get?

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • 3rd Party Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Online results
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher medal
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities
  • A free copy of Cycling Weekly magazine
  • MORE INFO ABOUT OUR EVENTS

Route Information

Route: Black GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 126 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 10/10
Route: Epic GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 103 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 9/10
Route: Standard GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 72 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 8/10
Route: Short GPX VIEW ROUTE
Distance: 30 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 6/10
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Key Information

*Excludes New Forest 100, U16's , merchandise and giftcards. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Ends 31 August 2019.

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.

Event photography by SportivePhoto
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
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.

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.

What our customers say about us
What our customers say about us

Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.

Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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

Posted by Elisabete Maria Viegas on Sunday, 21 July 2019

Great day out with great staff well planned

Posted by Daniel Poolman on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills all well...

Posted by Nicky Pochibko on Sunday, 5 March 2017

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on...

Posted by Tracy Tyson on Monday, 27 March 2017
READ MORE REVIEWS
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.

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.

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.

What our customers say about us

Well organised, great routes and good support leads to excellence bike rides.

Posted by Helen Evans on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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

Posted by Elisabete Maria Viegas on Sunday, 21 July 2019

Great day out with great staff well planned

Posted by Daniel Poolman on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Did the Watt Bike 40 mile Sportive today, had a lovely time. Great route on quiet roads with challenging hills all well...

Posted by Nicky Pochibko on Sunday, 5 March 2017

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the marshals and support mechanics on the Wattbike Falkirk Ride on...

Posted by Tracy Tyson on Monday, 27 March 2017
READ MORE REVIEWS