Don’t be deceived by the picturesque Warwickshire scenery on view in the Wiggle Tempest – the countryside climbs will creep up on you soon enough as you cross the River Avon and pass through a number of quaint and pretty old typically English villages.
Starting just outside Warwick south of Birmingham, this is the perfect chance for Birmingham sportive hunters to ply their trade. After leaving the county town you’ll head straight onwards on one of several of the ride’s Roman roads, passing Wolverton and eventually turning off at Little Alne on what will have been plain sailing so far, as far as any gain in gradient is concerned.
Looping around, you’ll continue on the fast and technical small country lanes until reaching the first feed stop in Binton. Back in the saddle, it’s back onto the long and straight roads as you edge away at the miles. On the longest straight section of the course, which passes through Honeybourne, a village typical of the area, you’ll take on the biggest climb of the ride, which peaks at around 750ft of elevation gain.
The rest of the ride will feel more broken up after taking on the long straight, as you’ll pass through a number of sleepy villages on the way back to the Warwick ride HQ, where you’ll receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and PowerBar recovery product on completion of the ride. It’s a tough day out on the longest distance but very rewarding all the same.
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.