Wiggle Hell of
Hexham Sportive

Sunday 31st July 2016

Hexham

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Wiggle Hell of Hexham

The Wiggle Hell of Hexham sportive might make your legs think you’re sinking halfway into the underworld by the time you’re finished with its continuous supply of testing climbs, but you’re in for one hell of a day all the same with spectacular views on sprawling cycling roads that see over the Tyne Valley, through the North Pennines and beyond.

With the Epic route lined with more than 3,500m of climbing, you’ll need to come to this armed for an uphill battle – quite literally. But as much as the testing hills will chip away at your tired legs, the stunning surroundings make up for the pain as you’ll absorb unique Northumberland natural beauty that is seldom seen anywhere else in the world.

Heading onto the North Pennines for starters, life begins out of the saddle on this event as you’ll start on the back-foot with a testing series of climbs straight away. Moving out towards Catton, making it through the bare and exposed country roads can be a challenge in itself without taking the tough gradient into consideration. The country lanes remain quiet and mostly car-free though and you’re sure to rise to the challenge.

Continuing to battle the hill-side surroundings, you’ll follow the River West down to Carr Shield and Coalcleugh, which are a tough challenge to climb through. Passing abandoned mines and out-of-season ski lifts, the sense of remoteness through these parts should ignite your quest for escapism. Moving south, you’ll soon take on the feared ‘White Hill’, passing Bollinghope Common, after which unparalleled views wait atop a stunning hillside.

With one last test on ‘Long Hill’ (clue’s in the name), you’re left to take in the beautiful views across Tyne Valley and Hexham Common before crossing the finish line for a very well-earned medal, t-shirt and Powerbar recovery product.

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

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Certificate

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

Certificate

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

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 31st July 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge Road
Hexham
NE46 2JP
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
8:00am - 8:30am

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
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • T-shirt & medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 100 Miles, , Rating: 10/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 87 Miles, , Rating: 9/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 52 Miles, , Rating: 7/10

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Volunteers Needed

If you would like to help out for the day or for just a few hours in the morning, please get in touch. By helping out you will be entitled to choose and ride one of our events for free. If interested, please email: helpers@ukcyclingevents.co.uk
For more information on volunteering, visit: Volunteering

TIMES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate

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

Certificate

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

Certificate

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

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 31st July 2016
Event Type
road
Venue
Hexham Racecourse
High Yarridge Road
Hexham
NE46 2JP
Registration Opens
7:30am
Start Time
8:00am - 8:30am

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
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Pick-up wagons
  • T-shirt & medal
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • On site catering
  • Event photography by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities
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