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White Horse Challenge

23/04/2017 - Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Sportive

Rating: 93.9% based on 41 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.0% based on 229 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

SamanthaGreen wrote:

Great day out, really good ride, I love a challenge and this was the perfect mix of a beautiful course with some great challenge points. Everyone was really friendly and the course was cleverly designed to keep you off major roads wherever possible.


Rated Event: 100.000%

RobertCook wrote:

Very impressed with helpful and friendly staff, and although I didn't need any help, I noticed plenty of support vehicles and marshall's along the route.
The route itself was the toughest ride i had done. I said to myself that I would not do this again, but on reflection, I probably would with a better approach to prepare.
I have given a 10/10 on everything about the WHC because I cannot find any faults at all. Even the weather was perfect, so many thanks to all who put this sportive together and hope to be back for next year.
I have already recommended this event to relatives and friends who i know would relish these sort of rides.


Rated Event: 76.667%

JBlomfield wrote:

Great views, a good route. Memorable.


Rated Event: 86.667%

CharlesKeegan wrote:

Great route, but it would be even better if we were able to avoid the longish stretches on the A4 into and A361 out of Avebury. Choppingknife Lane from Marlborough is very tight with no passing places for much if it's length - couple of close shaves with oncoming cars


Rated Event: 97.778%

DarrenWrintmore wrote:

I have marked down on the Signage (which was excellent) because I used the link provided to download a GPX file of the course which right from the start my Garmin was telling me that I was off-course.
On review of the site after the event I found that there were actually three different versions of the GPX file available for download and all different!


Rated Event: 98.889%

GordonSimpson3 wrote:

An excellent sportive and I can see now why it's so popular for all the right reasons as above.


Rated Event: 90.000%

WillieCarr wrote:

Well organised, as ever.


Rated Event: 100.000%

tfund1 wrote:

year after year this event is run with professionalism. Course is lovely and the staff and marshals are so friendly. A must do event every time...teeshirt is nice too!


Rated Event: 100.000%

TinaTaylor wrote:

Said I would do this only once but can't wait to it again next year.


Rated Event: 93.333%

GaryTaylor1 wrote:

Excellent event, good course, friendly staff and helpers, will ride again next year, thanks to all involved in putting the event on.


Rated Event: 96.667%

Pattaylor wrote:

Friendly, well organised event over an enjoyable, yet testing course with stunning scenery


Rated Event: 92.222%

VincentKnight wrote:

Great Event for a great cause


Rated Event: 87.778%

NickEnglish wrote:

A great sportive over beautiful terrain with just the right amount of challenge.


Rated Event: 90.000%

JeremySharpe wrote:

Overall brilliant but a couple of the right turns could have been better selected for marshalling.


Rated Event: 100.000%

RonSmith wrote:

This is the 7th time I have ridden this event. On this occasion I didn't use any of the feed stops, but based on previous times when I have stopped at them they have been well stocked with appropriate food/drink.


Rated Event: 96.667%

PaulAdams wrote:

It will clearly organised, well communicated and incredibly well run on the day. Massive thanks also to the Mobile Mechanic, who came in great use following a puncture/tyre split and to the lady with the big bowl of jelly beans at the bottom of a hill (she was a very welcome sight!)
The feeling of the event was good, cheery and friendly. You organised some great weather too(!!!) and the feed stations appropriately placed. Marshalling and signage were clear too and this made it feel a safer event (even though travelling down some of the steeper hills at 30mph with brakes fully on made the heart rate increase a little!)

Overall, a great event.
Thank you all and well done


Rated Event: 94.444%

NigelJackson wrote:

One of the best events around for sure


Rated Event: 81.111%

MarkWadey wrote:

One of my favourite sportives. Great course with a good mix of climbs and flat/descents. The scenery is super and a really friendly atmosphere at the hq.


Rated Event: 88.889%

ThomasCollins wrote:

One of, if not the best sportives I have ridden. The feed stations were simply exceptional, as were the staff and the course signage.

The route selection was also fantastic, it felt almost like closed roads for the majority of the ride.

I will most certainly do it again!

Chapeau!


Rated Event: 78.889%

MartinWatkin wrote:

A great event in glorious countryside. I was surprised to see e-bikes taking part but having thought about it that makes sense as it should widen the appeal.





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This event's shortened URL is: http://cyclosport.org/7856