Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive

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Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive

Saturday 14th April & Sunday 15th April 2018 - Somerley House, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PS

The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular event and has become a welcome start-of-season test for for many cyclists. Due to its popularity, the event runs on both a Saturday and Sunday – and usually sells out before the day. Take this as a sign that you’ll get your cycling fill from this sportive, which takes in much of the stunning New Forest on the route.

As you ride and take in the views in the rolling scenery, there will be a number of hills to challenge your legs – plus a test to come near the end – with short and sharp climbs popping up every now and again to keep you on your toes. Beautiful New Forest villages of Sway, Beaulieu and Lepe are passed through before you head north and back into the centre of the district.

Quickly in and out of central point Lyndhurst, you’ll soon take on the events major climb of the day, just outside Nomansland. It’s steep, but fairly short, so you should be able to dispose of this quickly and continue on your way. From here, it’s downhill all the way – with one spiky hill exception around Stuckton and the final feed stop – as you roll back around the edges of the Forest, towards Ringwood, and claim your medal, t-shirt and recovery product at the finish line.

Somerley House and Gardens are not usually open to the public; however as an added bonus, riders of the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive and supporters will have the chance to view some of the State rooms within the House and access to the Gardens on the event day.

Please remember, no dogs are permitted on the grounds of Somerley Estate

As the event is likely to sell out well in advance of the event, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ride hard, raise money, defeat dementia

Want to support our official charity partner while taking part in this ride? Click the following link to find out more and help make a difference. Alzheimer's Research UK

Fancy helping out at an event?

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.

Times & Certificates

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

This Event Includes:

  • Facilities and parking
  • Mechanical support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • Rider public liability insurance
  • Feed Stops
  • Energy food and drink
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Online certificates
  • Finisher gift
  • Finisher medal
  • On site catering
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Bike wash facilities
  • Photos by SportivePhoto
  • Six Physio Massage@Events
  • Retail Opportunities
  • READ MORE

Route Information

Route: Epic

Distance: 81 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 5/10
Route: Standard

Distance: 67 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 4/10
Route: Short

Distance: 29 Miles   

   

Difficulty: 3/10

Key Information

We ask all riders to read and observe the New Forest Cycling Code: www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/cycling-code

Please take the time to watch our video containing some simple guidelines about cycling through the New Forest.

Please note that no dogs are allowed at the event venue

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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.