Event: 29 June 2013
Location: Chichester, West Sussex
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The Wiggle Long One’ is no ordinary sportive; it has been classified as a ‘Super Sportive’ which is longer than normal taking place in the middle of summer, to allow plenty of time for riders to complete the ride. The event has three routes; Epic 124 miles, Standard 81 miles and Short 46 miles. The 124 mile sportive is not for the faint hearted with 7000 ft of climbing.
Due to high demand for this sell out event in 2012 we have a new bigger venue for 2013 (Fontwell Racecourse) with enhanced indoor facilities and showers. The course takes in some of the best climbs and quietest roads the North and South Downs has to offer. With nine major climbs and five other significant climbs, completing this sportive could be your season's crowning glory! The Epic routes is rumoured to be one of the hardest sportives in the UK.
The climbs involved are like a roll call of famous and challenging hills, including: Goodwood, Tower Hill (uppark) Butser Hill, Hyden Hill, High Cross, Haste Hill, Duncton Hill, Upwaltham Hill, St Roches, Old Winchester...
This is a great event to set as a goal to focus your season's training on. Set on the longest weekend of the year, riders can start early (7.00am) to give themselves enough time to complete the challenge. The Route has also be designed to offer riders two ‘bail out’ points, where they can take the short route, if they are not feeling so great.
VIDEO: 2012 Edition
The route itself can be described as ‘quintessentially English’, exploring quiet lanes and sublime villages in this scenic southern cycling haven. Patchwork fields and endless greenery and stunning vista’s await you on this tranquil 200 km/100km circuit.
The event includes all the sophistication you would expect from the highly regarded Wiggle Super series, including: toilets, electronic timing, well stocked feed stations, parking, event photography, mechanical support, massages, bike wash facilities and most importantly a enjoyable and extremely well marked course!
For more information go to: http://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/wiggle-the-long-one-sportive/