Wight Riviera Sportive

Cycle Sportive , Yarmouth – Sunday, 19 May 2013

Event Details

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Start Date:

Sun, 19th May 2013

Event Type:

Cycle Sportive (Non-Competitive)


Yarmouth Harbour, The Quay, Yarmouth, Isle Of Wight, PO41 0NT
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Event promoted by:

Southern Sportive/Trail Break

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Event Overview

The Wight Riviera Sportive brings true south coast cycling chic to the sportive scene! The first ever event to use the new closed road Sportive Avantage format, the Wight Riviera is a celebration of the sportive form; a ride with roads, scenery and atmosphere to savour at every turn! After a short, controlled rollout, you're released to enjoy the traffic free Avant loop, taking you past the iconic Needles and through pretty Freshwater Bay before the coast road climb of Compton Down cranks up to separate the men from the boys. The loop returns back north through the west Wight countryside and concludes with a quick circuit back at the event centre in Yarmouth, and then straight back out on the open roads for the rest of the sportive.

Info for Riders

The most exciting new event of 2012, the Wight Riviera Sportive returns, once again featuring it’s unique closed road, mass start format. The Wight Riviera starts with a 25km closed road loop that finishes with you riding right back past the event centre start arch before you peel off onto the beautiful open roads of the Isle of Wight. This is a UK first on a course of remarkable quality, with an enviable balance of peaceful country lanes, challenging downland climbs and breathtaking coastal scenery. Family ride options and harbour front entertainment at the Yarmouth base make this a perfect weekend away too!

The Rides

Date Start Ride name Ride length
19/05/13 09:00 Fun Route - 25 km 25km / 16 miles
19/05/13 09:00 Long Route - 162 km 162km / 101 miles
19/05/13 09:00 Medium Route - 121 km 121km / 75 miles
19/05/13 09:00 Short Route - 60 km 60km / 37 miles

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Enter a Ride

Ride Fun Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/13 09:00 0 laps / 25km / 16m ---
Ride Fun Route
Sun 19/05/13 - 09:00
25km / 16 miles
Ride Long Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/13 09:00 0 laps / 162km / 102m ---
Ride Long Route
Sun 19/05/13 - 09:00
162km / 102 miles
Ride Medium Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/13 09:00 0 laps / 121km / 76m ---
Ride Medium Route
Sun 19/05/13 - 09:00
121km / 76 miles
Ride Short Route
Date Start Distance Est. Field Size
Sun 19/05/13 09:00 0 laps / 60km / 38m ---
Ride Short Route
Sun 19/05/13 - 09:00
60km / 38 miles

Sportive: Wight Riviera preview

Posted 11/04/2013 - British Cycling

Wight Riviera offers miles of quiet roads View Full Report

Preview: Wight Riviera sportive

Posted 26/03/2013 - British Cycling

Wight Riviera sportive exploits the bounty of 'Cycling Island' View Full Report

Sportive: Wight Riviera travel offers

Posted 28/02/2013 - British Cycling

Wight Riviera Sportive travel and accomodation offers stack up View Full Report

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