Wiggle French
Revolution
Sportive

Sunday 11th June 2017

France

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Wiggle French Revolution

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 Wiggle 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 OPTIONS:

Epic
74 Miles
£75 BUY NOW
Standard
59 Miles
£75 BUY NOW

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 11th June 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 11th June 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
road
Venue
Dover Ferry Port
Check in is at:
Broadlees Farm
Deal Road
Dover
CT15 5DL

Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 74 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 6/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 59 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 5/10

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Note: Riders must have a valid EU passport and travel insurance. Sorry but no Under 16s for this ride.

The event is limited to 800 riders and sold out in 1 week in 2015 so book early to avoid disappointment!

Ferry tickets can only be used on the day of the event on scheduled ferries and not used on any other day.

Ticket price includes the ferry crossings.

This event is NOT included in the 10% off sale.

Key Information

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 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.

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.

ROUTE OPTIONS:

Epic
74 Miles
£75 BUY NOW
Standard
59 Miles
£75 BUY NOW

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 11th June 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 11th June 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
road
Venue
Dover Ferry Port
Check in is at:
Broadlees Farm
Deal Road
Dover
CT15 5DL

Event Includes:

  • Event centre facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops en-route
  • Free energy drink + energy snacks
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Retail Opportunities
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