The Wiggle Devils Punch takes in the best of the North Downs and the surrounding area – including the Devil’s Punch Bowl, from which it takes its name - for some of the best hill-packed, fun riding in Hampshire and Surrey.
A little shorter than most other rides to reflect the time of year, this could be the perfect wind-down for your legs as an end-of-season test.
The start of the route is kind on the legs, giving you chance to warm up as you’ll head out of the venue. The gradient will lead you mostly downhill before facing the first small climb of the day, on the sheltered back roads near Ropley Dean – soon after which the second feed stop awaits Epic riders to give you chance to recover.
The course continues east, travelling through small villages such as Lower Farringdon, Sellborne and Blackmoor. Looping around the outskirts of Bordon, it’s soon time to take on the Devil’s Punch Bowl, which is where the true challenge of the day lies in wait. The scenery around the attraction is worth the effort – while it’ll test your legs on the short yet sharp climbs, the scenery is incredible.
Few challenges will present themselves as dramatically as this, but there is still the matter of the amount of miles you’ll need to cover before crossing the finish line. A series of fast descents and steep climbs stand between you and a medal on a tough but very rewarding ride.
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.
Rider times and finisher certificates for this event are now online. View yours by visiting our Results Page
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.