Wiggle Wild Edric 2012
20/05/2012 - Bishop's Castle, Shropshire - Sportive
Set amongst the historic lands of Lord Edric, the Wiggle Wild Edric sportive takes riders on grand tour around Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Just like Lord Edric, riders encounter some stiff challenges in the form of rugged hill's such as Long Mynd, Long Mountain and additionally on the long route option, Kerri Hill. Shropshire is geologically unique and ensures that not only is the landscape unique, the cycling is too! We've made improvements and some subtle changes to our routes for 2012 but we've kept in the long but shallow climbs and rewarding descents which define Wiggle Wild Edric.
Why you must ride 'Wild Edric'! - the area around Bishop's Castle is known locally as 'Little Switzerland' and for good reason! The best vantage point to understand this, is from the top of Long Mynd which is the first climb. Wiggle Wild Edric routes have been carefully designed to test rider's abilities in specific sections from long, shallow climbs, flat cruising, steep ascents and fast sections. Shropshire itself is known as the 'secret county' because it is so beautiful yet quite undiscovered; but Wiggle Wild Edric is no secret at all and fast becoming a very popular sportive in the calendar. For the 3rd year running, we're delighted to welcome Wiggle as our primary partner again - the UK's official number 1 online bike retailer. By riding Wiggle Wild Edric, you are also helping us to raise awareness and create sponsorship opportunities for our 2012 charity partner, Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK are the World's leading cancer charity.
Do stay over - Shropshire has many traditional market towns and the county town of Shrewsbury is surrounded by the River Severn and is the birthplace of Charles Darwin. For more information on activities and places to stay in Shropshire - see Shropshire Tourism.
What next? - You can view the route maps and download route gpx files for your GPS. If you haven't already, you'll need to create a log-in here (free) to our website to do this. Soon, you'll be able to download the pre-entry event manual which explains more about what goes on, when, why and how.
Start commences at: 09:00am
|Run under British Cycling guidelines||Electronic timing using the latest UHF technology|
|2 fully arrowed routes for all abilities||Goody bag for all finishers|
|Slick and secure online entry and payment system||Rider photography|
|No signing-on queues||Route maps|
|NEG motorcycle outriders||GPX files for your navigational device|
|Mechanical support - static and on the road||1st Aid and Paramedic services|
|Gold, Silver and Bronze rider standards||Rider finishing certificates to download|
|Sports nutrition, carb-food and isotonic drinks||Enhanced rider times service|
Fundraise for Cancer Research UK
Once you have a confirmed place at the event, please request a sponsorship pack and Cancer Research UK will send you information about training and fundraising and a top to wear on the day.
Cancer Research UK are funded entirely by the public so by supporting Cancer Research UK your hard work really will make a difference, thank you. Together we will beat cancer.