Some of the best cycling action in the south of England can be found on the North and South Downs – and this sportive links the two as the routes combine both Sussex and Surrey to give you a day of frequent mild climbing action and sublime scenery on a carefully selected series of quiet and sheltered rural roads.
Starting just outside Coneyhurst, you’ll cross the River Arun and head south, encountering the first troublesome gradient of the day shortly before you pass through Fittleworth. This, like most of the hills on the whole route of the day, should provide a gentle test for the legs as small ascents such as these crop up little and often.
Entering the South Downs National Park, another small challenge lays in wait just before Upwaltham – followed by another soon after on a twin-peak mini-test. Continuing on a clockwise loop, the next small climb around 10 miles later should be the last of the taxing ascents of the day as you head upwards on the map, this time towards the North Downs.
These moderately hilly surroundings will not pose too much of a threat, making for more of what could be described as a lumpy section of terrain until the finish line. Short and sharp hills will present themselves occasionally but you’re likely to appreciate the rolling roads that stand between you and a finisher’s medal at the finish line.
The Wiggle Sussex Surrey Scramble is an ideal sportive for casual and hardened cyclists alike thanks to the choice of three routes. Both counties are known to by fairly lumpy, and Epic riders will have their share of climbing to do, but the Standard and Short routes shouldn't pose too much bother for even the casual Sunday cyclist.
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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 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.
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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.