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Still Time to Enter the Wiggle Chilterns Wildwood CX this Weekend

by Nick Gregory

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The first CX Sportive of 2015 is coming up this Sunday (25th Jan) from Woodcote in the Chiltern Hills north of Reading. It's now four years since the Cycle Events Organisation launched CX Sportive, and they begin their fifth year with a new series sponsor, Wiggle, and the return of their very first and most popular ride, the Wiggle Chilterns Wildwood CX. 

CX Sportive style events are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people discover the joys of cross bikes and the possibilities they open up, particularly at a time of year when long, cold miles on tarmac seems less than appealing. 

At CX Sportive events you get fast and varied mixed-surface courses and superb organisation - as you'd expect from a team with over 20 years of experience in the cycling industry. But there's something more to CX Sportives too; there's a sense of being part of something that's just starting to take off, a slightly different style of event that is shaping its identity right now. 

The growing CX scene is drawing interest from a broad pool of riders - road and off-road, experienced and novice alike. This creates a unique and friendly atmosphere, an amazing mix of bikes and riders and real sense of camaraderie to the events, and that's exactly the way the organisers want it. The CX Sportive ethos, they say, is cycling - pure and simple - just riding whatever is under your wheels. 

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Part of the success of the Wiggle Wildwood CX in particular is undoubtedly its course. There are 80, 60 or 40km options to choose from, and all offer the perfect mix of surfaces for a great winter ride. The route constantly changes to add variety, knowing exactly when to throw a challenge your way and when to let you open up and ride. Throughout the day, you'll chop and change between country roads, farm tracks, bridleways and tracks, giving you a consistently lively ride. 

The Wiggle CX Sportive Series is run by the Cycle Events Organisation - the same team that has been bringing you the Southern Sportive events for over 20 years. Supported by Wiggle in 2015, the team are committed to bringing the excitement of CX riding into the cycling mainstream. 

For more information and to enter visit www.cxsportive.com/events/woodcote-wildwood-cx/.





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