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Orro Magnificat

17/08/2019 - Thatcham, Berkshire - Sportive

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The longest route of the MagnifiCat - one of our oldest events - spans 126 miles and will drag you over more than 6,500ft (2,000m) of hill climbing action. Based on the UCI European Golden Bike Events model, the route is a simple anti-clockwise loop that begins in Newbury.

There's enough climbing action in this ride to keep your legs turning over - and the most challenging of them all can be despatched first of all as the long stretch from Combe to Ibthorpe is up first. Once this is over with, you'll plunge back down to the level from which you've just climbed, before another steep test for the legs just after the 20-mile marker.
The terrain tends to settle after this for a while, albeit with consistent rolling roads, but there are more great climbs to come. In fact, there are nine major climbs in all on this route.
Moving around the western outskirts of Andover, you'll pass over the top of Winchester and head south, stretching out the loop until it's time to head north and back towards the Basingstoke and Deane district. Don't be deceived by the lack of climbs on this part of the route - there's enough here to make for a fast and technical sportive, well worth ticking off the list.


Event Website https://www.ukcyclingevents.co.uk/events/magnificat-cycling-sportive/

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Newbury Showground
Address Line 2 Priors Court
Town Hermitage, Thatcham
County Berkshire
Postcode RG18 9QZ
 
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name UK Cycling Events
Email Email Hidden
Phone 01425 653372
County Hampshire




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This event's shortened URL is: https://cyclosport.org/8857