This ride explores the captivating countryside and surrounding scenery throughout the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Balancing quiet rural roads that flow through meadows and woodland and packing in three testing climbs in Win Green, Bulbarrow and Milton Abbas, this all-round sportive offers something for every type of rider, from the outright beginner to the seasoned sportiviste.
Crossing over the River Avon and skirting around the western edge of the New Forest, this sportive is not short of spectacle. Tired legs aside, you’ll ride roads that deliver panoramic views of distant Somerset from Bulbarrow, Dorset’s highest point. You’ll also pass through the quintessentially British picture postcard village of Milton Abbas before tackling the climb of the same name. North Dorset’s North Downs are the icing on this tasty three-county cake.
From the edges of the New Forest and onwards, the course remains fairly easy work, until you reach the aforementioned Milton Abbas. After a long, drawn-out build-up, you’ll reach its peak at just under 900ft. Continuing on, the following few miles are undulating and won’t be easy preparation for the next Bulbarrow climb, which follows soon afterwards, and will take you just as high up.
The final push towards the finish line should phase no-one that has successfully completed the most testing climbs of the day. Surrounding woodland and stunning views make this a testing sportive ideal for anyone looking for a mid-season challenge.
We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the crew for the day and helping out, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to ride for free. If this particular event is fully staffed, you can always put your name down for another event. More information about volunteering can be found on our Volunteer at a Cycling Event page, along with the link to the online application form.
Enter 4 or more riders into an event and only pay £32 per person
Total based on the £40 Epic route.
We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years old only have to pay a small fee to cover the entry process. All under 16 riders must be 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 No Excuses events, Demo Days, Brewin Dolphin Velo Club tickets and the UKCE Le Classique French Sportive. Mates Rates do not apply to any Late Entry offers. Mates rates can not be used in conjuction with voucher or discount codes.
Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £8.00 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 June 2018 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 £8.00 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 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.
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.