The Wiggle Steeple Chase sportive does largely what it says on the tin. With a plethora of historic church steeples, we pit the task to you to traverse the tranquil lanes of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Leicestershire along which the eponymous spires are abundant. However, despite this ride’s playful name, the terrain profile — which comprises a series of peaks throughout the route’s entirety — is a sobering image…
Starting in Huntingdon, just a stone's throw away from the historic university town of Cambridge, riders roll out on the ultimate Cambridge sportive from 7:30 am. Soon after riders find themselves rolling along the punchy climbs and rolling descents throughout the Cambridgeshire sportive.
Normally known as ‘the flatlands’ to locals, we’ve scoped out the best climbs that Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Leicestershire have to offer. These hills may not be the steepest, but with one ascent following the other, the Steeple Chase doesn’t offer up a great deal of respite, and you will be kept on your toes until the finishing line.
The summits, however strength-sapping they may be, will afford you a vantage point from where to see the next steeple to chase, as you point your two wheels downhill and dip back into middle England’s leafy lanes.
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 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.
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.