Wiggle Southern
Rough Ride

Sunday 12th February 2017

West Sussex

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Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm

Wiggle Southern Rough Ride

You might struggle to find an event that can promise to kick-start your cycling season in such a fashion quite like the Wiggle Southern Rough Ride MTB sportive – a classic start-of-season off-road event that is based in the heart of the South Downs in Sussex and explores all of the best descents in the area.

Notably, these exciting drops are in Amberley, Arundel and Steyning on an undulating course that is rarely testing by offering any major climbs but adds up smaller inclines to make for a challenging day in the saddle all the same.

You’ll start your off-road day on the bike in Amberley and head out straight onto the hills, taking in rural farm roads and scenic trails out towards Burpham. Avoiding the sharp gradient around Perry Hill, you’ll skirt around this on fairer terrain as you follow trails that head east, with the main loop forming a large anti-clockwise adventure that heads as far south as Findon, near Worthing, before linking up with the South Downs Way.

Once you’re past Findon, the Steyning Bowl and Round Hill make for a welcome section of up-and-down fast technical descents and testing climbs. The contour lines on the map get closer and closer thereafter, as some parts of the course around here are steep but very rewarding.

As soon as these hillier parts are conquered, it’s back onto the South Downs Way and out towards Amberley. The last few miles point directly downhill for an easy and fast final push towards the finish line.

Parking at this venue is very limited. Please car share where possible

ROUTE OPTIONS:

Epic
36 Miles
WAS
£35
NOW
£32
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Standard
29 Miles
WAS
£35
NOW
£32
BUY NOW
Short
16 Miles
WAS
£26
NOW
£24
BUY NOW
UNDER 16
£0 BUY NOW

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 12th February 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
mtb
Venue
Amberley Working Museum
Station Road
Amberley
West Sussex
BN18 9LT
Registration Opens
7.30am
Start Time
8.00am - 9:30am

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
  • Retail Opportunities

Maps & Route Info

Route: Epic - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 36 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 7/10
Route: Standard - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 29 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 6/10
Route: Short - GPX File Garmin
Dist: 16 Miles, , Difficulty Rating: 5/10

Photos

Key Information

Kids Ride For Free

We want to encourage young riders to enjoy the pleasure of cycling. That's why all riders under 16 years ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Valid ID will be requested on the day.

Online pre-entry

Online pre-entry is the easiest way of entering and saves £5.00 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!

On the day entry

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 £5.00 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.

Read More on the day 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
36 Miles
WAS
£35
NOW
£32
BUY NOW
Standard
29 Miles
WAS
£35
NOW
£32
BUY NOW
Short
16 Miles
WAS
£26
NOW
£24
BUY NOW
UNDER 16
£0 BUY NOW

Event Details:

Date
Sunday 12th February 2017
Online Entry Closes:
Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm
Event Type
mtb
Venue
Amberley Working Museum
Station Road
Amberley
West Sussex
BN18 9LT
Registration Opens
7.30am
Start Time
8.00am - 9:30am

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
  • Retail Opportunities
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