Oxfordshire White Roads Classic

Cycle Sportive , Goring-on-Thames – Sunday, 17 Aug 2014

Event Details

Event URN:

343611

Start Date:

Sun, 17th Aug 2014

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Sheepcot Recreation Ground, Gatehampton Road , Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire , RG8 0EN
Changing rooms, toilets and showers available in the Sports Pavilion.
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Event promoted by:

Team V-Sprint Racing (website)

Event Website:

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Event Overview

The V-Sprint 'White Roads Classic' is a 110km sportive inspired by what is possibly the most beautiful professional bike race in the world: the Italian Classic Strade Bianche, held annually in the hills of Tuscany in early Spring, and includes several stretches of old white gravel roads or strade bianche. 

The White Roads Classic starts and finishes in Goring-on-Thames and takes in nine sectors of white gravel and chalk roads on and around the Ridgeway National Trail in Oxfordshire. The Ridegway is the oldest road in Britain, dating back some 8000 years. Its spectacular chalk downland stretches from Avebury Stone Circle up through the Chilterns into Norfolk, and is the location of many Neolithic, Iron Age, and Bronze Age sites including forts, burial mounds and white chalk horses.

The event will have an Italian theme, with a variety of Italian foods, espresso and a glass of prosecco for every finisher.

Info for Riders

The V-Sprint 'White Roads Classic' is a 110km sportive inspired by what is possibly the most beautiful professional bike race in the world: the Italian Classic Strade Bianche, which is held annually in the hills of Tuscany in early Spring, and whose most distinctive feature is the inclusion of several stretches of old white gravel roads or 'strade bianche'. The White Roads Classic similarly features sectors of white gravel and chalk roads (nine in total, ranging from 1500m to 3500m in length) on and around the Ridgeway National Trail in Oxfordshire. The Ridgeway is the oldest road in Britain, dating back at least 5000 years. It sits atop the spectacular chalk downland of the North Wessex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whose landscape mimics to some extent the hills of Tuscany. The event will have an Italian theme, with a variety of Italian foods, espresso, and a glass of prosecco for every finisher. Feed stations, a broom wagon and medical back-up will be provided.


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Date Start Ride name Ride length
17/08/14 08:30 The White Roads Classic 112km / 70 miles

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