| Event: 7 and 8 July 2012
Start: Brockenhurst College, New Forest, Hampshire
The Wiggle Wight Ferry sportive is selling out fast so if you want a place on what organisers bill as the ‘the UK’s most unique sportive’ then you’d better hurry.
With two ferry crossings, two stunning sections in the the New Forest National Park and a circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight, finally topped off with an ice cream to celebrate your ride, the sportive really does offer participants something completely different.
Speaking of 'twos', there are two dates (7 and 8 July) and two routes to choose from; the Epic 100 mile route and the Standard 70 mile route. Both routes do a complete lap of the Isle of Wight.
The event kicks off in the beautiful New Forest National Park at Brockenhurst College. Riders will set off on the first leg of the sportive which sweeps south through the flattish forest allowing legs to warm up. It passes through picturesque villages with wild animals grazing at the roadside before arriving at Lymington ferry terminal. Riders will board the ferry, cross the Solent and arrive on the Isle of Wight, for the second part of the sportive around the Isle itself. The route will head clockwise around the island and stays on quiet roads.
Back at Yarmouth riders cross back to the mainland on thier second ferry of the day. The final leg takes place back in the flatter New Forest National Park. Riders will enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty one more time before they cross the finish line at Brockenhurst College. A finishers’ medal, ice cream, a quality goody bag, massages, food and showers will be waiting for all riders.